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SEMESTER ABROAD EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Travel, learn and grow! Humber’s Semester Abroad Exchange Program if your opportunity to experience the world and go to school at the same time! 

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Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018! Application deadline: February 27, 2017!

Academic exchange opportunities stem from a formal agreement between Humber and an academic institution of similar stature abroad. A key advantage is that you pay your regular tuition and fees to Humber, and are not subject to international student fees at the partner school. You may be eligible for OSAP, and for Humber’s Study Abroad/International Mobility Bursary for additional financial support. You also benefit from the experience of Humber students who have studies at the same institution in the past, and faculty/staff who have worked closely with our partners to build the relationship between our schools. Academic credit successfully completed abroad will be transferred to your Humber credential, to keep you on schedule for graduation.

Plus, the opportunity to study abroad in a different country is… pretty awesome, right? 

  • “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Following is a step-by-step guide to apply for Humber’s Semester Abroad Exchange program carefully.

Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

School of Applied Technology & School of Creative and Performing Arts & School of Health Sciences: Rebecca Fitzgerald, Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, at: rebecca.fitzgerald@humber.ca

The Business School: Jennifer Wilson-Lee, Manager, International Initiatives, at jennifer.wilson-lee@humber.ca

School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism: Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator, Study Abroad at judy.hebner@humber.ca

School of Media Studies and Information Technology: Larisa Duravetz, International Coordinator, at larisa.duravetz@humber.ca

School of Social and Community Services: Meaghan Bastable, International Coordinator, at meaghan.bastable@humber.ca

All other academic schools: Rebecca Fitzgerald, Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, at rebecca.fitzgerald@humber.ca

To be nominated for the  2017-2018 Semester Abroad Exchange Program, students must be:

  • Enrolled in a degree program 
  • In Good Academic Standing
  • And submit an Application Form and Letter of Intent - deadline: February  27,  2017.
IMPORANT! The application process and deadline for 4th Semester Abroad programs in the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism are unique. For details, contact: Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator - Study Abroad, at judy.hebner@humber.ca

Only completed applications will be considered. Candidates will be invited to an interview by the Selection Committee at the beginning of March  2017. Successful candidates will receive a Notification of Recommendation from The International Centre by the end of April  2017. This notification will identify the host institution you are eligible to study at and outline the next steps to help you apply to the partner university where you will study.

STEP 1

Identify Potential Host Institutions

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STEP 2

Complete Application and Letter of Intent

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STEP 3

Submit your Application

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STEP 4

Interview

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1. Identify Potential Host Institutions

Review the host institutions available and the curriculum of each program of interest to assess which one(s) best fit your Humber program requirements. If applicable, it is recommended that you choose two or three possible host intuitions.

Tip: You can look for core course equivalents, and/or breadth elective / general elective credits. You can also take online courses from Humber while abroad.

Meeting with the International Coordinator responsible for your academic school to review your study options:

School of Applied Technology & School of Creative and Performing Arts & School of Health Sciences  & School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (Sport Management)Rebecca Fitzgerald, Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, at: rebecca.fitzgerald@humber.ca

The Business School: Jennifer Wilson-Lee, Manager, International Initiatives, at jennifer.wilson-lee@humber.ca

School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (4th Semester Abroad): Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator, Study Abroad at judy.hebner@humber.ca

School of Media Studies and Information Technology: Larisa Duravetz, International Coordinator, at larisa.duravetz@humber.ca

School of Social and Community Services: Meaghan Bastable, International Coordinator, at meaghan.bastable@humber.ca

Europe

Country City Institution School Alignment
Austria Krems IMC FH Krems
  • The Business School
Denmark Copenhagen KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Applied Technology 
Ondense Lillebaelt Academy University of Applied Sciences
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Applied Technology
  • The Business School
  • School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (Sport Management)
Aarhus

Business Academy Aarhus

  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology 
Aarhus VIA University College
  • School of Applied Technology
  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
England Cheltenham University of Gloucestershire
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Social and Community Services
  • School of Creative and Performing Arts
Bristol University of the West of England
  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Social and Community Services
Salford/Manchester University of Salford
  • The Business School
  • School of Creative and Performing Arts
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Social and Community Services
Finland Jyvaskala JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • The Business School
France Strasbourg Château de Pourtalès: CEPA Europe
  •  School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
  • The Business School 
Ireland (Republic) Dublin Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)
  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Social and Community Development
Waterford Waterford Institute of Technology
  •  The Business School
  • School of Social and Community Services
Scotland, UK Aberdeen Robert Gordon University
  •  The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
Sweden Umea Umeå University
  •  School of Applied Technology
  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology 
The Netherlands Enschede Saxion University 
  •  The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology

South America and the Caribbean

Country City Institution School Alignment 
Jamaica Kingston University of Technology, Jamaica 
  •  The Business School
Peru (pending) Lima & Cusco Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
  •  The Business School

Asia and Oceania

Country City Institution School Alignment 
Japan Hirakata/Osaka Kansai Gaidai University
  •  The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
New Zealand Auckland/Dunedin Otago Polytechnic
  • The Business School
  • School of Social and Community Services
Auckland Unitec Institute of Technology
  • The Business School
  • School of Media Studies and Information Technology
  • School of Social and Community Services
Taiwan Kaohsiung National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT)
  • School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism

Non-Exchange Opportunities

Humber students may independently request to attend an accredited college or university abroad by attaining approval from your Program Coordinator in the form of a signed Letter of Permission. Non-exchange opportunities are not limited to institutions that have signed a partnership agreement with Humber, and can open up many new possibilities. However, students studying on non-exchange programs abroad are subject to paying the tuition set by the host institution and are often accountable for higher international student fees. You will also be responsible for more upfront research as the school you select may be unfamiliar to Humber faculty and staff.

2. Complete Application and Letter of Intent

Please review and complete the entire Application Kit which includes the Checklist, Application Form, and guidelines for writing a Letter of Intent.

All applicants are required to be in Good Academic Standing. Applicants must submit a current Grade Report from the Student Record System. You can access your Grade Report from MyHumber.

3. Submit Your Application

Congratulations! You are now ready to submit your application for the Semester Abroad Student Exchange Program. Please submit your completed Application, Letter of Intent and Grade Report by deadline: by February 27, 2017 either by e-mail or in person to:

School of Applied Technology & School of Creative and Performing Arts & School of Health Sciences & School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (Sport Management)Rebecca Fitzgerald, Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, at: rebecca.fitzgerald@humber.ca

The Business School: Jennifer Wilson-Lee, Manager, International Initiatives, at jennifer.wilson-lee@humber.ca

School of Media Studies and Information Technology: Larisa Duravetz, International Coordinator, at larisa.duravetz@humber.ca

School of Social and Community Services: Meaghan Bastable, International Coordinator, at meaghan.bastable@humber.ca

IMPORANT! The application process and deadline for 4th Semester Abroad programs in the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism are unique. For details, contact: Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator – Study Abroad, at judy.hebner@humber.ca 

4. Interview

You will be invited to an interview at the beginning of March 2017. The Selection Committee will have reviewed your Application including your Letter of Intent. Please review your Study Plan and Letter of Intent prior to coming to the interview. You will also be asked how you plan to support your study overseas. For information on bursaries available, please visit Humber Bursaries and select “Study Abroad / International Mobility Bursary”.

All successful candidates nominated for the Exchange Program will receive a notification of recommendation at the end of April. This notification will list the host institution you have been recommended to and information regarding next steps which will include (but are not limited to):

  1. Signing a Learning Agreement-Outgoing by you and your Program Coordinator
  2. Attending a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Workshop session, which will cover a variety of essential topics including: cross-cultural adaptation and “culture shock”, health & safety abroad, being a Humber student ambassador, global citizenship, and general travel tips.
  3. The Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships at the International Centre will assist you to complete your application to the host institution, residence accommodation abroad, bursary support, identify health insurance options, apply for required visas if applicable. Visit the Before You Go section of our website for more details on these “next steps” to your journey.
  4. Consider enrolling in Humber’s free Global Citizenship Certificate program to compliment the knowledge, skills and understanding you have the chance to develop abroad.

  • “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett