BE International Program (Outgoing)

For Brescia Students


Brescia is pleased to offer several exciting international opportunities to students:

Ewha Womans University – Seoul, Korea                                         Quick Facts
LaSalle Beauvais Institut Polytechnique – Beauvais, France            Quick Facts
Mary Immaculate College – Limerick, Ireland                                    Quick Facts
Stenden University – The Netherlands                                             Quick Facts
Universite Catholique de Lille – Lille, France                                    Quick Facts
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill – Barbados                  Quick Facts
Wesleyan College – Georgia, USA                                                    Quick Facts

Through exchange agreements with these partner universities, Brescia allows select full-time students in good academic standing to enroll at a partner institution for either one term or a full year. Students remain registered at their home institution while on exchange and therefore do not have to apply for re-admission upon return. Each student pays tuition fees to their home institution.  Students will be expected to enroll in a full-time course load while abroad. Housing, meals, mandatory medical insurance, books, personal expenses and travel costs, as well as any additional fees at the host institution are the responsibility of the student.

Universite Catholique de Lille – Lille, France                 Quick Facts
LaSalle Beauvais Institut Polytechnique – France         Quick Facts         

Students participating in an International program will have the opportunity to:

  • Take academic courses not otherwise available at Brescia or Western
  • Live and learn in another country
  • Be in another cultural environment
  • Gain international competencies for personal or professional goals
  • Learn another language
  • Travel to/tour new destinations


Students are eligible to take part in exchanges in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies and summer programs anytime after second, third or fourth year.  Students should apply for an international program the year before they intend to go (e.g. if you wish to go abroad in your third year, you should apply in your second year). Students must be in good academic standing to participate in an international program.

Criteria: 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:

(1) A minimum 65% average in a full-time course load (3.5-5.0 credits) in the previous year of study.

(2) Satisfactory progress in the present year of full-time study (normally a 65% average across 3.5-5.0 credits).

(3) 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.

Application Procedure

All students interested in participating in an international program are strongly advised to attend the information sessions offered during International Week.


This showcase will feature information sessions on all of the available international opportunities and will provide further information on the available host institutions, as well as provide students with the opportunity to ask general questions about the application and selection processes. If you are unable to attend this event, or have additional questions, please contact Melanie Molnar – Associate Registrar, Student Success.

Once you have attended a BE International Information Session and have familiarized yourself with the international opportunities, please apply using the link below no later than February 7, 2020.

BE International Application


Student Safety Abroad Policy

Western University’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor


Resources for Outgoing Students
Travel Insurance –