Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Laurier International

Director of Laurier International and International Liaison Officer: Peter Donahue, BA, pdonahue@wlu.ca, ext. 6704
Manager, Programs and Services: Janet Doner, BA, jdoner@wlu.ca,  ext. 6842
Student Abroad Advisor: Priya Kaur, BA, pkaur@wlu.ca, ext. 3784
Internatioanal Student Advisor: Bojena Kelmendi, BSc, bkelmendi@wlu.ca, ext. 6840
Administrative Assistant: Kristine Dyck, kdyck@wlu.ca, ext. 2227
Office Location: Room 1101, Dr. Alvin Woods Building
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 2227
Fax: (519) 886-4507
Website:  /laurierinternational

Laurier International was formally established in 1994 to provide leadership, service and support for the international activities of the Students (Canadian and International), Faculty and Staff at WilfridLaurierUniversity.

Laurier International encourages, promotes and seeks opportunities for members of the Wilfrid Laurier University community to effectively pursue their interests and careers in a globalized world. Through its Programs and Services, Laurier International gives students (Canadian and International) , Faculty and Staff the opportunities to enhance their international and intercultural competencies by way of networking with international academic, government and non-government agencies around the world and in the KW community.

Services include the management of  the Laurier Student Abroad Program (including the academic exchange program with 68 partners), International Student Services, and International Relations on behalf of  Wilfrid Laurier University; providing  students (Canadian and International), Faculty and Staff with the opportunities to acquire the skills needed to function as effective and interculturally competent individuals, and to maintain relations with a number of academic and non-academic agencies involved in international education and international research in Canada and around the world.

International students interested in studying in a full-time degree program at Laurier should visit the Future International Students website for information about admission, programs, fees and residence.

Review the Laurier International website, listed above, on a regular basis for new and continuing international opportunities for the students, staff and faculty.

Exchange Programs

Wilfrid Laurier University provides opportunities for international study exchanges where students may apply credits to their Laurier degree.

 

  1. Laurier students pay tuition fees to Wilfrid Laurier University and will be invoiced for 2.5 credits per semester through the Business Office of Wilfrid Laurier University. Students who are accepted on exchange will therefore be allowed to take the equivalent of a full course load at the host institution. Exception to these fees will occur during the spring term, when students may be invoiced for 1.5 credits (dependent upon their course load). Other expenses are payable to the host institution while abroad, including incidental fees.
  2. Students may apply for OSAP funding through the Student Awards Office at Laurier when participating in the International Exchange Program. Students are advised to contact the Student Awards Office for specific instructions pertaining to studying abroad.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing and have adequate linguistic competency, where applicable.
  4. Exchange periods are either for one or two terms. Term start and end dates vary (e.g., Germany begins in October; Australia begins in July or February).
  5. Exchange programs are open to undergraduate students during their third or fourth year of study in most disciplines. BBA students are eligible to participate in exchanges during their fourth year of study. Students taking the Administration Option may apply for "business" exchanges.
  6. Students spending a term or a year abroad in a recognized exchange program who satisfactorily complete a normal course load (one or two terms) will be credited with the equivalent of a normal course load at Laurier (one or two terms). Specific course equivalents will be assigned where possible, but students will normally receive a non-specific credit in the appropriate curriculum division. For progression and graduation, grade calculations will follow the procedures used in awarding In-Course Scholarships (i.e., foreign grades are not used in the calculation of GPA). A grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail) will be recorded on the student's official transcript beside all courses taken while on exchange.
  7. Application deadlines vary, but are usually in January of the academic year preceding the exchange. Information on deadlines for application, and application forms are available at the office of Laurier International for all exchanges listed below (unless otherwise specified).

 

AUSTRALIA

University of Canberra, Canberra (UC)
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.canberra.edu.au

University of Western Sydney (UWS)
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.uws.edu.au

Australian Catholic University: Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Ballaret, Malbourne (ACU)
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.acu.edu.au

AUSTRIA

Leopold Franzens Universität, Innsbruck
German (some English for business and political science) is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.uibk.ac.at

Fachhochschule Krems, Krems
English is the language of instruction for a number of business and political science courses. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.imc-krems.ac.at 

BRAZIL

Universidade do Vale do Rio Do Sinos (UNISINOS)
Portuguese is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.unisinos.br

CANADA

Université de Sherbrooke, Québec
French is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.usherbrooke.ca/

CHILE

Chile Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile
Spanish is the language of instruction. Various disciplines.
Website: www.unab.cl/sitio-html/rr_ii/welcome.asp 

CHINA

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in business, economics and some humanities.
Website: www.ust.hk

Jinan University, Shandong Province
English is the language of instruction. Open to students in various disciplines.
Website: www.ujn.edu.cn/english/index.htm

University of Macau
English is the language of instruction.
Website: www.umac.mo

DENMARK

Aarhus Universitet
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in English and economics.
Website: www.au.dk/en/intprog.htm

Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in English and economics.
Website: www.asb.dk/INDEX_UK.HTM

FRANCE

Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Rennes
English and French are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate business and economics students.
Website: www.esc-rennes.fr

EUROMED
English and French are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 business and economics students.
Website: www.euromed-marseille.com

Institut de Formation Internationale (IFI), Rouen
English and French are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate students who are interested in studying business, foreign languages and civilizations.
Website: www.ifi-rouen.com/eng/index.html

Université François Rebelais-Tours, Tours
French is the language of instruction. Open to Year 3 and Year 4 undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.univ-tours.fr

ESCEM, Campuses at Poitiers & Tours
English and French are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate business and economics students.
Website: www.escem.fr/produits/index.cfm?class=1

Université Jean Monnet, St. Etienne
French is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.ujm.univ-st-etienne.fr

L'Institut d'Études Politiques de Lille, Université de Lille
French and English are the languages of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: iep.univ-lille2.fr/

Université de Haute-Alsace
French is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.univ-mulhouse.fr/

Institut Supérieur de Commerce, Paris
English and French are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate business students.
Website: www.groupeisc.com

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse
French is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.univ-tlse1.fr/iep

Universite Toulouse - Le Mirial
French is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.univ-tlse2.fr

GERMANY

Laurier students studying in Germany are eligible for one of four Viessman Travel Scholarships each academic year, at $1,250.

Europa-Universität Viadrina
English and German are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 3 students in Political Science and General Economics and to Year 4 students in Honours Business and Economics.
Website: www.euv-frankfurt-o.de

Fachhochschule Hof, Hof
English and German are the languages of instruction. Open to undergraduate students interested in computing, business and information systems.
Website: www.fh-hof.de/index.php

Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrück
English and German are the languages of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate students in business.
Website: www.wi.fh-osnabrueck.de

Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück
German is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines. The German Area Studies program offers courses in English and intensive German language study.
Website: www.uni-osnabrueck.de

Philipps-Universität, Marburg
German is the language of instruction. Open to undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.uni-marburg.de

Freie Universität Berlin
German is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium

Hochschule für Musik, Cologne
German is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in music.
Website: www.mhs-koeln.de

HONG KONG

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in business and sciences.
Website: www.ust.hk

HUNGARY

Cornivus University of Budapest
English and Hungarian are the languages of instruction. Open to senior business and economics students.
Website: info.wlu.ca/~wwwlinte/CooperationAgreements/hungary.shtml

IRELAND

University of Limerick, Limerick
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students interested in studying in the humanities and social sciences.
Website: www.ul.ie

ITALY

Universita' Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza (LIUC)
English and Italian are the languages of instruction. Open to senior students in business and economics.
Website: www.liuc.it/percorsi/intstudent.htm

University of Udine, Udine
Italian is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: web.uniud.it

JAPAN

Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Osaka
English is the language of instruction in the Asian Studies Program. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines. AIEJ Scholarships available via Kansai Gaidai University for students studying for a full academic year.
Website: www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/bekka/index.html

Akita International University, Akita City
Programs available in English. Open to senior students in various programs, including Global Studies, History, Business and Political Science.
Website: www.akita-u.ac.jp/english

KOREA

Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul, Korea
Courses offered in English. Open to graduate students in various disciplines.
Website: gsis.snu.ac.kr/main1.jsp

MEXICO

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), México City
English and Spanish are the languages of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in business, economics or political science.
Website: www.itam.mx/index1.html

THE NETHERLANDS

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam
English and Dutch are the languages of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate business, economics and humanities students.
Website: www.fee.uva.nl/ace

NORWAY

Oslo University College, Oslo
English is the language of instruction. Open to Year 4 undergraduate business students.
Website: www.hio.no

Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology
English and Norwegian are the languages of instruction. Open to graduate students in Theology.
Website: www.mf.no/english

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in business and economics.
Website: www.nhh.no/index-e.html

POLAND

University of Silesia, Silesia
Polish is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.us.edu.pl/uniwersytet/english/index.shtml

PORTUGAL

Universidád de Coimbra
Portuguese is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in business and economics, global studies, kinesiology and physical education and sociology.
Website: www.uc.pt/english

Universidade Nova de lisboa
Portuguese and English are the languages of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: portal.fe.unl.pt

RUSSIA

Ural State University, Ekaterinburg
English and Russian are the languages of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.usu.ru/index_eng.html#7

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow
Russian and English are the languages of instruction. Open to senior students in public administration.
Website: www.msu.ru/english

SLOVENIA

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Slovenian and English are the languages of instruction. Open to senior students in social sciences.
Website: www.uni-lj.si/DefaultA.asp

SOUTH AFRICA

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and Pietermaritzburg Campuses
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.ukzn.ac.za/index.asp

SPAIN

Universidad de Alicante, Alicante
Spanish is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.ua.es/en/index.html

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
Spanish to the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.unav.es

SWEDEN

Växjö University, Växjö
English and Swedish are the languages of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.vxu.se/english

Karlstad University, Karlstad
English and Swedish are the languages of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.kau.se/eng

TAIWAN

National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior undergraduate students in various disciplines.
Website: www.ora.nsysu.edu.tw/e/index.htm

UNITED STATES

East Tennessee State University
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.etsu.edu

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.unl.edu

Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
English is the language of instruction. Open to senior students in various disciplines.
Website: www.osu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - Student Overflow Agreement

In cases in which either the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University has exchange programs with other institutions where the allotment of places for exchange has not been reached, students from the non-participating institution may be considered according to the guidelines set by the participating institution. Students should contact the international office of their host institution for guidelines concerning this policy. For a full list of exchange opportunities through the University of Waterloo, visit their website at  www.research.uwaterloo.ca/intl/db/list_country.asp?ID=ALL

WUSC

Student Exchange for Enhanced Knowledge (SEEK)

Various institutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

SEEK is co-ordinated by World University Service of Canada (WUSC). English and French are the languages of instruction depending on the institution. Open to undergraduate students during their last year of study in various disciplines. This program provides an opportunity for 26 Canadian undergraduate students to develop their own exchange at a chosen institution in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. WUSC has existing contacts in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Benin, Botswana, Jordan, and Peru to help facilitate those students who wish to study in these regions. IDRC stipend for monthly living allowance and medical insurance is available to those students going to Asia or Africa.

The Laurier WUSC Local Committee is involved with two WUSC programs: Refugee Sponsorship and Summer Seminar Recruitment. Contact either Laurier International or the international student advisor for more information or visit their website at www.wusc.ca