BE International Program (Outgoing)

For Brescia Students

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 3, 2017 FOR 2017-2018 INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

2016 BE International Information Sessions

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

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

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.

SUMMER PROGRAMS
Universite Catholique de Lille – Lille, France                                        Quick Facts          Brochure/Weblink
LaSalle Beauvais Institut Polytechnique – France                                Quick Facts          Brochure/Weblink
Hanze University of Applied Sciences – The Netherlands                    Quick Facts          Brochure/Weblink

 

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

Eligibility

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, November 21-25, 2016.

2016 BE International Information Sessions

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 Jennifer Coghlin – Associate Registrar, Student Success.

Once you have attended a BE International Information Session and have familiarized yourself with the international opportunities, please submit your application package to The Hive at Brescia (Main Floor, Mother St. James) no later than February 3, 2017.

Application Forms:

Student Safety Abroad Policy

Western University’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor