Acceptance Guide

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Brock International Mobility Program for the 2019-2020 year!

Get ready to #BrocktheWorld

Remember to join our Facebook Group! It’s a great way to connect with other students (both inbound and outbound) who have participated in an International Mobility Program.

If you have any questions, please contact intlmobility@brocku.ca

Please read the acceptance guide for your program carefully

Short-Term Study Abroad Program

All participating students must attend the Pre-departure training workshops. These workshops will help prepare you for your International Mobility Program, and the sessions will answer many of your questions.

Failure to attend all required Pre-departure training workshops will result in the cancellation of your participation in the International Mobility Program.

Information on the workshop dates will be sent through email.

Once you have been accepted to participate in the Brock Short-Term Study Abroad Program you will need to complete an application for the host school/program at which you have been nominated. When you receive information about this application (either from Brock or the host school/program), please read the directions carefully. Some applications require students to supply supplemental documentation, such as reference letters, photos, statements of purpose, etc. Many host applications will require you to order an official Brock University transcript. You must complete the host application by the deadline set by the host.

Transcripts

If your host school requires you to submit an official transcript, you can purchase an official copy of your transcript from Brock Central. This can be ordered directly from your Student Self-Serve portal (my.brocku.ca). Please note that it can take some time to receive your transcript. You can arrange to pick up the transcript at Brock Central.

Before leaving for your Short-Term Study Abroad Program, you must have your courses assessed by the academic advisors/departments at Brock. Each course must be approved individually. When you meet with the academic advisor/department, please bring as much information as you can find about the particular course you wish to take. This will allow the advisor/department to properly assess the course and determine how it will transfer for credit towards your Brock degree.

If you decide to register for a course at your host institution that has not been approved by an advisor/department at Brock, the Office of the Registrar will not grant credit towards your Brock degree for completing that course.

Short-Term Study Abroad Program students will need to have their courses approved through a Letter of Permission. Instructions for the Letter of Permission can be found here.

While you are away, you will be responsible for many things on both your home and host campus. It will be up to you to remain organized and be aware of expectations.

When you arrive at the host university, be sure to attend the new student orientation, to properly prepare and learn about expectations on your new campus. The host International Office will tell how to access facilities and services. They will help you to understand academic expectations as well as many other things that will be important for your success. Keep in mind that things will be very different at your host university, and if you need assistance, you must self-identify and ask for help.

As a student who has been selected to be a Brock Ambassador and participate in the Short-Term Study Abroad Program, you will have an opportunity to share your Badger spirit with other students – be sure to pack your best Brock swag!

Remember to share your photos with us! Use #BrocktheWorld on Instagram and/or upload your pics through our online submission form. Your pictures could be featured in upcoming promotional material!

Even though you will be on another campus, remember to check your Brock student email account! You are still a Badger while overseas!

You’re now only beginning to plan for your Short-Term Study Abroad Program, but it’s important to know that the “Re-entry” process can be challenging when you return to Canada & your program at Brock. Participating in the Re-entry workshop is just as important to your success, as your Pre-departure training. Our office will email you upon your return to Brock and we will invite you to attend this workshop.

This session will assist you in adjusting to life back home, provide you with suggestions on how to stay connected with the International Mobility Program and other international opportunities, and provide you with tools which will help you to get the greatest benefit from participating in the Short-Term Study Abroad Program.

University of Florida/Walt Disney World Academic Exchange Program

All participating students must attend the Pre-departure training workshops. These workshops will help prepare you for your International Mobility Program, and the sessions will answer many of your questions.

Failure to attend all required Pre-departure training workshops will result in the cancellation of your participation in the International Mobility Program.

Information on the workshop dates will be sent through email.

Once you have been accepted to participate in the University of Florida/Walt Disney World Resort Academic Exchange Program you will need to complete an application for the host school/program. When you receive information about this application (either from Brock or the host school/program), please read the directions carefully. Some applications require students to supply supplemental documentation, such as reference letters, photos, statements of purpose, etc. Many host applications will require you to order an official Brock University transcript. You must complete the host application by the deadline set by the host.

Transcripts

If your host school requires you to submit an official transcript, you can purchase an official copy of your transcript from Brock Central. This can be ordered directly from your Student Self-Serve portal (my.brocku.ca). Please note that it can take some time to receive your transcript. You can arrange to pick up the transcript at Brock Central.

Before leaving for your University of Florida/Walt Disney World Resort Academic Exchange Program, you must have your courses assessed by the academic advisors/departments at Brock. For this program the courses are pre-approved. However, if you want to change any of the pre-approvals, you will need to have those courses approved individually. When you meet with the academic advisor/department, please bring as much information as you can find about the particular course you wish to take. This will allow the advisor/department to properly assess the course and determine how it will transfer for credit towards your Brock degree.

If you decide to register for a course at your host institution that has not been approved by an advisor/department at Brock, the Office of the Registrar will not grant credit towards your Brock degree for completing that course.

University of Florida/Walt Disney World Resort Academic Exchange Program students will need to have their courses approved through a Letter of Permission. Instructions for the Letter of Permission can be found here.

While you are away, you will be responsible for many things on both your home and host campus/program. It will be up to you to remain organized and be aware of expectations.

When you arrive at the host university/program, be sure to attend the orientation, to properly prepare and learn about expectations. Keep in mind that things will be very different at your host university/program, and if you need assistance, you must self-identify and ask for help.

As a student who has been selected to be a Brock Ambassador and participate in the University of Florida/Walt Disney World Resort Academic Exchange Program, you will have an opportunity to share your Badger spirit with others – be sure to pack your best Brock swag!

Remember to share your photos with us! Use #BrocktheWorld on Instagram and/or upload your pics through our online submission platform. Your pictures may be featured in upcoming promotional material!

Even though you will be on another campus, remember to check your Brock student email account! You are still a Badger while overseas!

You’re now only beginning to plan for your program, but it’s important to know that the “Re-entry” process can be challenging when you return to Canada & your program at Brock. Participating in the Re-entry workshop is just as important to your success, as your Pre-departure training. Our office will email you upon your return to Brock and we will invite you to attend this workshop.

This session will assist you in adjusting to life back home, provide you with suggestions on how to stay connected with the International Mobility Program and other international opportunities, and provide you with tools which will help you to get the greatest benefit from participating in the University of Florida/Walt Disney World Resort Academic Exchange Program.

Exchange Program

All participating students must attend the Pre-departure training workshops. These workshops will help prepare you for your International Mobility Program, and the sessions will answer many of your questions.

Failure to attend all required Pre-departure training workshops will result in the cancellation of your participation in the International Mobility Program.

Information on the workshop dates will be sent through email.

Once you have been accepted to participate in the Exchange Program you will need to complete an application for the host school/program at which you have been nominated. When you receive information about this application (either from Brock or the host school/program), please read the directions carefully. Some applications require students to supply supplemental documentation, such as reference letters, photos, statements of purpose, etc. Many host applications will require you to order an official Brock University transcript. You must complete the host application by the deadline set by the host.

Transcripts

If your host school requires you to submit an official transcript, you can purchase an official copy of your transcript from Brock Central. This can be ordered directly from your Student Self-Serve portal (my.brocku.ca). Please note that it can take some time to receive your transcript. You can arrange to pick up the transcript at Brock Central.

Before leaving for your Exchange, you must have your courses assessed by the academic advisors/departments at Brock. Each course must be approved individually. When you meet with the academic advisor/department, please bring as much information as you can find about the particular course you wish to take. This will allow the advisor/department to properly assess the course and determine how it will transfer for credit towards your Brock degree.

If you decide to register for a course at your host institution that has not been approved by an advisor/department at Brock, the Office of the Registrar will not grant credit towards your Brock degree for completing that course.

Details regarding the course approval process will be given to you at the pre-departure training workshop.

Students participating in the Exchange Program are subject to university policies and procedures, and are expected to meet the Finance department’s fee deadlines. The finance department does not mail out statements, so it is up to you to monitor your Brock student account.

You will be charged for a 100% of a course load while participating in the Student Exchange Program (Fall/Winter Terms = 2.5 credits per term). There are no exceptions, unless you are registered with the Student Development Centre (and inform us of this) and your “100% course load” is calculated differently, as per university policies.

Students participating on the ISEP Exchange Agreement, and only this agreement, will pay Brock for traditional single on-campus accommodation, and regular meal plan fees, in addition to tuition fees.

All other students pay tuition to Brock and must pay for accommodation and meals in the host country.

Other costs that you should consider as you plan for your Exchange include: airfare/transportation, health insurance, study permits, ancillary fees, textbooks, and other personal expenses.

Students who participate in the Exchange Program for the full academic year are exempt from paying the U-Pass fee.

While you are away, you will be responsible for many things on both your home and host campus. It will be up to you to remain organized and be aware of expectations.

When you arrive at the host university, be sure to attend the new student orientation, to properly prepare and learn about expectations on your new campus. The host International Office will tell how to access facilities and services. They will help you to understand academic expectations as well as many other things that will be important for your success. Keep in mind that things will be very different at your host university, and if you need assistance, you must self-identify and ask for help. To ensure your success, remember to attend all lectures and complete all your course work.

As a student who has been selected to be a Brock Ambassador and participate in the Student Exchange Program, you will have an opportunity to share your Badger spirit with students at the host University – be sure to pack your best Brock swag!

Remember to share your photos with us! Use #BrocktheWorld on Instagram and/or upload your pics through our online submission platform. Your pictures may be featured in upcoming promotional material!

Even though you will be on another campus, remember to check your Brock student email account! You are still a Badger while overseas!

You’re now only beginning to plan for your Exchange, but it’s important to know that the “Re-entry” process can be challenging when you return to Canada & your program at Brock. Participating in the Re-entry workshop is just as important to your success, as your Pre-departure training. Our office will email you upon your return to Brock and we will invite you to attend this workshop.

This session will assist you in adjusting to life back home, provide you with suggestions on how to stay connected with the Student Exchange Program and other international opportunities, and provide you with tools which will help you to get the greatest benefit from participating in the Exchange Program.

Good luck exploring the world and your potential!