There are many reasons to go on Exchange — Exchange is an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and experience of another culture and/or language; experience your academic subject or worldview through a new lens; and develop transnational competencies and cross-cultural communication skills (which are of increasing value to employers). Exchange is also an opportunity to develop independence, flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to new circumstances.
The ISSO and the Exchange Team are here to support and guide you; however, in preparing for your Exchange, you will be responsible for managing most aspects of your application, travel, and academic processes independently. These responsibilities must be carefully considered as you begin to research, apply for, and embark on your Exchange.
Download a general overview of Your Roadmap to Exchange (PDF).
It is never too early to begin planning your Exchange — in fact, you can start preparing as early as first year! Below is information to help get you started:
- Learn about Exchange
- Apply for Exchange
- After you Apply
- While Abroad
- Returning from Exchange
- Exchange Partner Institutions and Programs
Check out our Stories from Exchange page to learn more about other students’ experiences. The Sprott blog also features stories from business students who have gone abroad and is another great resource.