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Outgoing Exchange: Huron students going to another country for one semester or one full year. 

Participating in the exchange program is an excellent way to:

• Gain a different perspective on your studies

• Improve your language skills or learn a new language

• Develop problem-solving and adaptability skills

• Expand your personal and professional network by meeting faculty, staff, students, and employers outside of your community

• Develop transferable skills that can be beneficial to your career.

• Travel and experience different cultures

Huron has exchange agreements with universities in Austria, Belize, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In addition to Huron’s exchange programs, our students have access to all of the resources and agreements provided through Western’s main campus International and Exchange Student Office.

The experience of another culture and country is enriching academically, personally and professionally. It is strongly recommended for all students! Huron has exchange agreements with universities in Austria, Belize, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In addition to Huron’s exchange programs, our students have access to all of the resources and agreements provided through Western’s International and Exchange Student Office.

Students who wish to study at a university that Huron or Western do not have an exchange agreement with can do so through the letter of permission process. The student applies to the school independently and works with an Academic Advisor to approve his/her course selection for credit towards their Huron degree.

Forms for Outgoing Exchange Students:
Student Checklist 2018
Exchange Application Form 2018
Course Approval Form 2018
Travel Waiver
Acknowledgement of Assumption of Risk and Waiver-2018
Emergency Contacts 2018
Information Permission Release 2018

  • How it works

  • Students are eligible to participate in an exchange for one full year or one semester, preferably during their third year of study.  However, you must be returning to full-time studies after your exchange:  you cannot go on exchange in your final semester. Application for exchanges takes place in the academic year preceding the exchange year. While on exchange, you earn credits at the host institution that apply towards your Huron degree. Exchange students pay tuition to Huron. Your extra costs come from airfare and living expenses.


    If you want to on an exchange starting in September of your 3rd year, a general timeline would be:

    • November of your 2nd year: Attend an exchange information session, start your research
    • January of your 2nd year: Fill out the application form, due in the 2nd week
    • Mid-February of 2nd year: You find out if you have been accepted to go on exchange. If accepted, Huron nominates you to the university you have selected
    • March of your 2nd year: Complete the application to the university you have selected; apply for scholarships; start the study visa process
    • April – June of your 2nd year: meet with your professors and academic advisors to select courses
    • September of your 3rd year: go on exchange! Be sure to order official transcripts to be sent to Huron before you leave to return to Canada!
    • June – August before your 4th year: meet with your academic advisor to ensure you get credit for the courses you took and to select your 4th year courses.
    • September of your 4th year: Submit a reflection on your experience to the Coordinator of Student Mobility

    Be sure to keep in touch while you are on exchange! Check your UWO email account regularly! Join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/huronoutgoingexchange/) and update it with information for other students on exchange, as well as photos from your experience!

  • Selection Criteria

  • Students generally must have a 70% cumulative average before they go on exchange.  Students who do not meet the minimum academic criteria can still apply.  Preference will be given to qualified students registered at Huron University College and to students who will be returning to study at Huron following the exchange, but Western, Brescia & Kings students are also eligible to apply for a Huron exchange.

    Students must also be in good academic & financial standing. A student with an academic offense record or who owes tuition or fees will not normally be considered for an exchange. In addition, students must demonstrate how they will benefit from the exchange and be a good Huron ambassador while on exchange.


  • Financial obligations

  • • Students pay tuition and ancillary fees to Huron. (For some exchanges, students also pay residence and meal plan fees to Huron)
    • Students pay for all expenses required to go on exchange: visa fees, obtaining a passport, ordering transcripts, Huron program fee, and travel & medical insurance.
    • Students are personally responsible for travel costs to and from the host university, additional travel, and living costs (usually housing, food, etc.)

    Students are encouraged to fund their participation in the exchange program early and from various sources, i.e. part-time and summer jobs, scholarships. Students eligible for OSAP and who are receiving a Huron scholarship can apply it to their exchange. Students can also apply for bursaries and scholarships to fund their studies abroad.
  • Outgoing Exchange - Funding for Students

  • Huron's generous supporters have provided funding for students who wish to participate in study abroad opportunities. 

    Patricia Boucher Memorial International Exchange Travel Grant

    Established in 2000 in memory of Patricia Boucher, an exchange student from Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin, through the generous support of her family and the many friends she made among the students at Huron University College. It is intended to assist a student with travel expenses associated with the Huron/Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin exchange program. The recipient must be registered in a full-time program at Huron University College and demonstrate financial need. If no Huron student is eligible, the bursary may assist a Versailles student on exchange at Huron or assist a Huron student participating in an exchange with another European university.

    Value: approx. $2,000 (open to several students)

    APPLY for the Patricia Boucher Memorial International Exchange Travel Grant

    Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary

    The Bursary is intended to assist a third-year student with the added expenses incurred in a program of study abroad. The recipient must be a registered full-time student at Huron and demonstrate financial need. The Rooney family established The Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary in 1996 to honour Hugh and Dorothy Rooney, long-term friends and members of the Huron Community. Mr. Rooney served Huron with distinction in many roles from 1959 to 1972 including lecturer in Business and Economics, Dean of Residence, Comptroller, Corporation and Board Member, Bursar, and later Assistant Vice-Principal at Western University. Mrs. Rooney was known as “nurse” to many students when the Rooney family lived at Huron University College.    Mrs. Rooney passed away in January, 1995.

    Value: approx. $1,000

    APPLY for the Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary

    Nancy and Keith Sumner Fund for International Studies

    Established in 2006 by Nancy and Keith Sumner, this Fund provides financial support to a student or students for study abroad at a university with which Huron has a partnership agreement, for credit towards their academic degree at Huron, and who qualify for the study abroad program based on criteria established by Huron University College. Keith Sumner is a long-time friend of Huron who has served as President of The Huron University College Foundation and, prior to that, as Chair of its Investment Committee.

    Value: approx. $1,000

    APPLY for the Nancy and Keith Sumner Fund for International Studies

  • Exchange Application Process

  • Students must submit an application package via e-mail or in-person in the student support services office. Application packages should be addressed to: Valeeta Blancher-Bennett, Coordinator, International Student Engagement.

    The application package includes:

    Application Form 
    • Two (2) reference letters one (1) must be from a Huron professor and the other one can be from another professor or employer.  * For a language exchange, it must be from a language professor.  
    • A 250 word statement outlining why you are a good candidate for the exchange program and how you will benefit from it
    • A copy of your resume
    • A copy of your Huron Online Statement of Account showing your tuition and fee payments are up-to-date. This can be printed from HERE. After logging in, please click on "Print Statement of Account". You must be in good financial standing to be considered for an exchange
    • Payment of the $25 program fee by internet banking, certified cheque, money order or paid directly to our finance office W37

  • Acceptance Stage


  • Students will find out if they have been accepted by mid February.

    Students will need to submit the confirmation of acceptance package by the first Friday in March.  

    The confirmation package includes:

    Acknowledgement of Assumption of Risk and Waiver
    Exchange Contract
    Emergency Contact Form
    Permission to Release Information Form
    Course Approval Form (Due to the availability of course calendars, we do not expect you to have a fully confirmed list of courses. For non-language exchanges, the Huron International Office requests that students submit a list of 10 courses that they want to take while on exchange)  
    • Payment of the $125 program fee by internet banking, certified cheque, or money order (NO personal cheques or cash)
    • Availability for the mandatory pre-departure orientation session held in March
    • Please remember that all tuition and fees MUST be paid to Huron prior to your departure. The exception to this is if you are paying by OSAP. However, you need to apply to OSAP before the OSAP application deadline. OSAP should come directly to Huron.

  • Applying to Host Institution

  • The Huron International Office will submit your nomination to the exchange partner in mid-February.  You will also need to submit an application to your host institution and complete VISA requirements.  Both Huron and your host institution will help you with this process between March and June as deadlines and processes vary depending upon your host institution.  Final acceptance is at the discretion of the exchange partner.

    Many applications are now submitted on-line but if a paper copy needs to be sent then we can courier this for you to ensure delivery.
  • List of Exchange Partners

  • For a complete list of Exchange Partners, Click Here
  • Pre-departure Orientation

  • Attendance at the pre-departure orientation session is mandatory.  Students who do not complete the session will have their acceptance revoked.   This session is a fun and informative way to help you prepare for your exchange.  Topics discussed include: academic requirements and expectations, health and safety, culture shock, budgeting, scholarships, and emergency protocols.

    To help us cover all the topics necessary you will be required to have completed the two pre-departure UWO workshops on OWL prior to attending this workshop and have submitted the pdf files confirming your completion of the tests.  This is also an opportunity to submit your final paperwork for your application.
  • Health & Travel Insurance

  • Students are encouraged to purchase insurance in addition to their UHIP/OHIP coverage. The Government of Canada has great information on what type of insurance you need and why you should purchase additional travel insurance. More information can be found here and here.