Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Program Spotlight

germanyGermany: Ontario / Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program

The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) program offers a range of overseas exchange opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines in the two partner regions. Since the program’s founding in 1990, approximately 2,000 university students from Ontario and the state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) have enhanced their education through the experience of living and studying overseas. Many of the participants have spoken of their exchange as a life-changing experience, and all of them have made an important individual contribution to international understanding, cooperation, and friendship between two regions known for their cultural, economic, and scientific leadership.



"The student life is great; there is always something to do and someone to do it with –the friends I made on this exchange, I know I will have for life. I am so glad that OBW made this exchange possible – I got the chance to immerse myself in the German language by living and studying in the south of Germany, which really has its own special charm about it. I had an amazing year, and I would recommend this exchange to anyone! Julia Rosenfeld, studied Linguistics and German at Albert‐Ludwigs‐Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden‐Württemberg, Germany

"Going on exchange was one of the best experiences of my university career. I believe any student who has a chance should go for a year abroad. The challenges and experiences will change your perspective of yourself and your perspective of the world. You will challenge your limits and in the process learn more about your abilities and make friendships that will last a lifetime." Ceyda Yetkineriburg, studied at Albert‐Ludwigs‐Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau  Breisgau, Baden‐Württemberg, Germany

More Info

Visit the Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program website 

Contact Prof. Darby, Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Exchange Officer, ddarby@uwo.ca