Why should I go on exchange?
Immerse yourself in another country! As a Brock student, you have the opportunity to study, travel and make lifelong friends around the world. Learn more about yourself, become more independent and give your Brock degree an international edge. Share your Canadian culture abroad and in return experience the culture, lifestyle, and people of another country.
Take advantage of these opportunities to earn credit toward your degree while gaining new cultural and personal perspective. Participating on an exchange is a fun and life-changing way to broaden your horizons academically, geographically and culturally.
Upcoming information sessions
Attending one of our information sessions is a the first step in learning more about the international opportunities available to all Brock students!
Info sessions are free, fun and open to ALL students. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Contrary to popular belief, an exchange does not have to be much more expensive than staying at Brock. It costs more to participate in the exchange because will likely participate in activities that you wouldn’t if you stayed at Brock, such as travelling, applying for study permits, etc. However, an exchange is an affordable way to study abroad because you pay your tuition to Brock.
Financial assistance does exist for students participating on an exchange:
- Student Mobility Award: Brock provides each exchange participant with a $500/term or $1,000/academic year Student Mobility Award.
If you qualify for OSAP, you can apply for the term/year you spend abroad. The loan programs recognize that you remain a full-time registered student at Brock, which allows you to be eligible for financial support.
Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure you submit your application properly.
Applications for the Brock Student Exchange Program are now open. If you are interested in participating for one academic term or for the full academic year, now is the time to apply.
Exchange Program Requirements
- A minimum 70 per cent overall average
- Must be a Brock undergraduate student currently enrolled in classes
- Must have completed a minimum of 5.0 Brock credits prior to the anticipated start date of the exchange
All students who meet the application requirements will be interviewed by the exchange committee.
Having an exchange experience on your CV/resume will be attractive to employers; discovering a different culture, traveling, making new friends and learning a foreign language will foster your maturity, confidence, and self-reliance.
Contrary to popular belief, another language is not always required because many of our partner institutions now teach in English.
You must obtain one academic reference.
The reference must be from a Brock Professor who has taught you during your time at Brock. References cannot be received from teaching assistants, coaches, employers or academic advisors. Your professor may send the reference directly to us, or give it to you in a sealed envelope. References in sealed envelopes may be dropped off to Brock International Services in IC210.
Please give the Academic Reference Guide to your Professor.