Explore stories and photos from incoming exchange students from their experience at Carleton! Scroll down to browse the photo gallery.

Student standing by the water with City Skyline of buildings in the background.

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

“I’m Yuxin Gong from Shanghai International Studies University. During my exchange in Carleton, I have attended business and economics courses, in which I got to learn from the professors not only about the textbook knowledge, but also about how to link it with real-life application and research. I have also learned a great deal about the intriguing indigenous knowledge as well as other important parts of Canadian culture. And although the courses were virtual, I still made good friends. Everyone I met during this experience was extremely nice and friendly, making me feel a part of Carleton. The exchange term at Carleton is very precious and unforgettable.”

Two students at skill hill. One student on standing on skis, second student sitting on ground with snowboard.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

“Overall, I had an AMAZING time in Canada. I enjoyed my classes a lot, I loved the campus, the access to the gym, the many options to join different sports team and the study facilities! I met a lot of amazing people through mostly my roommates, went on some trips (to Montreal and NYC) and experienced some traditional Canadian holidays (thanksgiving). What I gained the most throughout my time in Ottawa is to step out of my comfort zone in actively trying to meet people. My biggest accomplishment when looking back is that I managed to overcome many obstacles and have one of the best periods of my life.”

Student posing for photo by standing outside.

University of Ghana

I was an exchange student for the fall term of 2021 for my undergraduate final year. I was excited when I was given the opportunity to partake in a virtual exchange program with Carleton University. Carleton offers a flexible approach to online learning and equips students with knowledge and skills to be productive and successful. I appreciate the warmth with which the International Students Service Office (ISSO) received me virtually. The ISSO assisted me from the beginning to the end of my program. They organized programs that were both beneficial and engaging. The virtual learning, while tough, gave me an experience that would help me in the future. I am convinced that preparation and discipline really counts in all spheres of life. The exchange program at Carleton has transformed me into a well-rounded student who does not settle for less but strives to make the best out of every situation. My virtual experience at Carleton was tough but rewarding, and this joy will forever remain in my heart..”