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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 1, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Outgoing Laurier Students



Students who return from studying abroad find that they have grown...

  • Heightened sense of global community 
  • Future career advantages - add new international skills and competencies to your resume upon your return to Canada! 
  • Improved language and cross-cultural communication skills 
  • New perspectives on the host country and Canada 
  • Enriched academic studies – add an international component to your degree! 
  • Increased sense of self and independence, sense of humor and open-mindedness 

The study abroad programs allow students to broaden their perspective and develop lasting intercultural skills needed for the 21st century. It enables students to improve their usage of languages and understand different cultures through their experience of the social, economical and political climate of various countries. Most interestingly, students became more aware of their own cultural values, practices and biases. Finally, the study abroad program is a great step in creating future academic and career opportunities in the international arena. Students will be able to build lasting friendships and professional relationships with the various people, professors, and employers from all over the world.

Earn Laurier credits, pay Laurier tuition – all while studying at one of over 60 university partners all over the world! 


Eligibility Requirements to Apply for the Exchange Program:

  • Undergrads can go in 3rd or 4th year; Communication students can only go in 3rd year; Business students can only go in 4th year (or 5th if double-degree) 
  • Part-time students can participate, but must study full-time on exchange (you will be charged full time tuition based on 2.5 WLU credits per semester)
  • Graduate students may participate, but limited to schools with graduate agreements; need approval from Grad Studies & Departmental Advisor(s) 
  • Students must have a minumum 7.0 GPA 
  • If you do not have the required GPA you have the option of requesting a GPA Waiver interview 

Exchange Program Application Process