King's University College and Western University have extended the suspension of all outbound international university-sanctioned student travel to April 30, 2022 due to the continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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King’s University College is committed to internationalization and intercultural learning. King’s has exchange agreements with over 50 universities in 25 countries. Through King’s University College partnerships, students have studied in China, Japan, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, Australia and other countries. Students can study for a term or an academic year while earning academic credits towards their degree and paying your tuition to King’s. They can also participate in summer programs.Studying abroad benefits students academically, professionally and personally. 

International Exchange Information Sessions

These sessions will be held in KC 119 at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:00-12:00
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:00-12:00 (this session will focus particularly on summer programs)

If you are unable to attend in-person, please register for the Zoom session(s) here.

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Benefits 

Academic 

Through international experience students are able to more fully develop their problem solving skills, applying educational curricula in a real world environment and gaining first-hand exposure to the culture, language, economy and history of another country. 

Professional 

Students are able to initiate and expand professional contacts, and work in new environments while benefiting from practical international experience. 

Personal 

Students often return to their home country with increased self-confidence, maturity, tolerance and an understanding of the world in which they live. 

Intercultural 

Students have the opportunity to become more culturally sensitive and accepting through intercultural exposure. This is further strengthened by programs which offer students the opportunity to develop their foreign language skills.

Western International’s new certificate program recognizes students’ global and intercultural experience in both academic and extracurricular activities at King's, Western, in the community, elsewhere in Canada, or in another country. Students accumulate points and attend an intercultural workshop. Once completed, the Honor will appear on your Official Academic Record and complement your Western degree with an added intercultural and global element. Learn more...

Eligibility

  • All students must be registered as a full -time student while on exchange.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative average of 70%
  • Exchange is recommended in the third year of studies
  • Students will be evaluated on the basis of their exchange application form, transcript, and Academic Counsellor’s reference.

Scholarships Available

You may be eligible for the International Study Award and other awards:
Exchange Program Financing

Resources

As a King’s student, you also have access to exchange programs and international opportunities offered through Western and affiliate colleges. For information on Western’s exchange programs, summer programs, internship and volunteer opportunities, please check here

All students travelling abroad should also be aware of the Safety Abroad and consult the recommended resources.

Review the King's Safety Abroad Risk Management Policy

King's holds pre-departure sessions to prepare students for going abroad. The pre-departure session is held in March for students going abroad in the Fall term and in October for those going abroad in the Winter term..