Are you interested in further expanding your Brescia experience outside the classroom
with an international exchange? We are proud to have over 10 exchange programs spanning
all over the world from France, Barbados, South Korea and beyond!
If you are a full-time student in good academic standing you can apply to one of our
partner universities for one term or a full year. You will remain registered at Brescia
while on exchange and therefore, continue to pay tuition to Brescia. While on exchange,
you are responsible to enrol in a full-time course load and ensure all housing, meals,
insurance and travel costs are accounted for.
- Take academic courses not otherwise available at Brescia or Western
- Gain cultural competency by living and learning in another country
- Learn the basics of another language
You are eligible to take part in study abroad/exchanges in your third or fourth year
of undergraduate studies and after second, third or fourth-year for our summer programs.
You can apply for an international program the year before you intend to travel (e.g.
if you wish to go abroad in your third-year, you should apply in your second-year).
As well, you must be in good academic standing to participate in an international
Opportunities to participate in Brescia’s exchange programs are limited and awarded
on a competitive basis, subject to availability. The criteria by which students will
be assessed, include:
- A minimum 65% average in a full-time course load (3.5-5.0 credits) in the previous
year of study.
- Satisfactory progress in the present year of full-time study (normally a 65% average
across 3.5-5.0 credits).
- A demonstrated readiness to benefit from the experience of an academic experience
in another country and culture. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their
application, statement of interest and Academic Record.
- Student Safety Abroad Policy
Before applying for our international programs, you are encouraged to attend one of
the BE International Information Sessions hosted in November. There, you will learn
further information regarding our university partnerships and be able to ask general
questions regarding the application process.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Melanie Molnar , Associate Registrar, Student Success or Lissette Ochoa, International Program Coordinator.