Why consider an academic exchange?

Going on an academic exchange allows you to broaden your world view, enhance your cultural understanding and cross-cultural communication skills, learn how to be adaptable and innovative in today's globalized world, all the while earning credit toward your UW degree!

How much does an exchange cost?

Even though you are studying at another school, your tuition cost stays the same and you are still eligible for OSAP/other forms of financial assistance. It is important to research application, travel, and living costs (which vary by country). To help you calculate how much an exchange might cost, please review the Waterloo Passport program pages.

Am I eligible to go on exchange and when can I go?

Arts students who obtain 70% minimum overall average and have completed 2 years of university by the time of exchange are eligible to participate. This includes co-op students too (although, we recommend meeting with an advisor to carefully plan the timing of exchange). Do note: Some of our exchange programs require language background. You may want to consider taking a language course prior to your exchange.

GBDA Students: Please see the GBDA Go Abroad website to learn more about how an exchange can compliment your degree!

Want to know more?

The world is your oyster! We've organized our partnerships by country to help start your research. If you are interested in participating in an academic exchange or study abroad experience your next step would be to attend a mandatory information session. Please visit the Go Abroad Application Steps website for upcoming information sessions and make sure to submit your application by November 1, 2020


Back to top