B. Comm. students normally go on exchange in Term 6; however, Terms 5 and 7 offer some possibilities as well. BBA and iBBA students should have completed between 72-96 credit hours (i.e. 24-32 courses) in their programs. Students should consult with the academic advisor for their program to ensure their intended exchange semester fits with their study schedule.
Students may go in the fall or winter semester. Limited summer semester options are also available.
Courses taught at all of our partner institutions, with the exception of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile), are offered in English. The Universidad de Vigo (Spain) only offers courses taught in English during the winter semester. Some partner institutions require students to take an introductory course in the official language of that country. For example, if you attend LIUC in Italy, you will have to take the equivalent of Introduction to Italian. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure you have adequate basic knowledge to get around while abroad.
Research the school and country and include a summary of your research with your application.
Applicants will be notified by e-mail within two weeks of the application deadline.
A passport is required to travel to most countries. Many countries also require students to obtain a student visa for their semester abroad. Please visit the website of the closest consulate of your host country for further details regarding visa requirements. Some countries require that students visit the consulate in person to obtain their visa. Many of the consulates that serve Newfoundland are located in Montreal or Ottawa.
Learn about the history, culture, customs, politics and climate of the country. Some sources include former exchange students, debrief surveys, the Internet (e.g. tourism websites) and travel guides (e.g. Lonely Planet and Frommers).
Vaccinations are recommended for travel to some of the countries where our partner institutions are located such as Malaysia, China and Mexico. Family doctors can sometimes provide advice regarding vaccinations. Private international travel clinics such as the Avalon Travel Clinic and Jema International Travel Clinic are also great resources to obtain accurate advice regarding vaccines and general travel health.
Avalon Travel Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the Dominion Memorial Market, 20 Lake Ave. (near Quidi Vidi Lake); 709.579.3797.
*Please note that there is a consultation fee of $50. Additional charges may be applicable for certain vaccines.
*Please note that there is a consultation fee of $65. Additional charges may be applicable for certain vaccines.