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Exchange and Study Abroad

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Second Call for Applications:  International Exchange and NEW Study Abroad Opportunities -  Apply by March 17

Exchange Versus Study Abroad

Students considering attending another university to earn credits towards their Western degree have two options: Exchange or Study Abroad. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, they are different. 

In an Exchange program, partner universities exchange students with one another. Each university has a limited number of spaces, so Western students apply to go on exchange through Western. Successful applicants pay regular tuition to Western instead of having to pay international fees.  

To Study Abroad students can take part in one of International Learning's affiliated Study Abroad programs or apply directly to the university of their choice.  Courses must be approved by obtaining a Letter of Permission from the Registrar's Office to transfer the credits towards their Western degree. Students must pay international tuition to their host institution. Students who choose to study abroad are not limited to certain universities as they are with exchange.

Exchange 

Find application guidelines and a list of partner universities.

Study Abroad 

Find Study Abroad guidlines and some affiliated programs.

Summer

Summer programs at our partner universities and or affilliated programs are available to students on a Study Abroad basis.  Students will have summer courses approved using a Letter of Permission.

Special Scholarship Programs

These are Exchange programs that provide funding for successful applicants.

*Please note that some study areas at Western have their own exchange programs:

Ivey Business School students interested in going on exchange;visit the International@Ivey page.

Western Law students interested in going on exchange visit Law's International Exchange page.