Students participating on an “international exchange” are eligible to apply for student financial assistance if all requirements below are met:
This information can be found in the Student Aid Policy Manual 2014-2015
For more information please visit www.capilanou.ca/financial-aid or www.studentaidbc.ca
Exchange Application Deadline
Letter of Offer sent
Study Plan and Budget Worksheet
Application to host
Acceptance to host Institution
Pre Departure Session
Attend Exchange School
Both Canadian and international students are eligible to apply to Study
Abroad for a full semester if they meet the following criteria:
Keep in mind that study abroad placements are awarded
on a competitive basis and are also subject to availability, so it is important
to apply early and maintain as high an average as possible. In addition to
grades, weight is also given to the following criteria.
*Students with a history may still apply to Study Abroad programs.
Capilano University partners with institutions abroad in Asia, Australia, South America and Europe.
Check out Capilano's Exchange Destinations list to explore the more than 20 destinations you could select for your study abroad experience. If you note the column called “OPEN TO”, you can identifies the destinations open to either:
Please note the right side column with resources such as partner website and student reports. You should start your research here to see which University fits your goals.
Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits PRIOR to departure so you should be applying for Exchange when you're in your second year of studies
But remember: studying abroad require more preparation than the usual overseas trip. In addition to visas and shots, you need to secure admission to a foreign university, plan your course work, arrange for accommodations, and fill out paperwork to have your credits transferred.
For best results, start your research and planning ten months before you wish to study abroad. The Study Abroad Office will support you through all the steps: but ultimately you are the one in charge.
Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org, attend a Study Abroad info session or book an appointment to see a Study Abroad Advisor for more information.
It is difficult to predict the actual cost of studying abroad as
costs vary by country. For example, the cost of living will be higher in Western
Europe than in China. Moreover, different locations within the same country
may lead to different expenses: expect to spend more if you are living in a
major urban centre than if you are living in a rural community.
programs will be more expensive than others, depending on added features, such
as support services, tours, etc. Some institutions may charge higher fees for
textbooks, accommodation, and meal plans. Any additional traveling you may wish
to do will also increase your total costs.
In addition to asking the Study Abroad
Office and past
participants for information, you can conduct some research yourself on the
web. Be sure to look into student discounts and any special rates that may be
You are not required to pay
application fees or tuition to your host institution. But are responsible to pay
Students will take an equivalent of 12 Capilano U credits abroad in the subject matter that they are currently studying at Capilano. For example, business students will take business courses and tourism students will take tourism courses at our partner institution. These 12 credits will either transfer back as unspecified course credit or specific course credit. Either type of transfer credit will count towards you upper level classes in your program unless specified otherwise.
Students are required to see an academic advisor prior to applying for Study Abroad. This lets us determine if you are in the correct spot and have enough space in you planner for these 12 transfer credits.
Students are required to select 3 choices in their study abroad destination. We have certain destinations, such as the University of Hertfordshire, that is open to 6 different program areas where we
can only send 4 students. It would be a greater challenge to receive a spot there versus to a destination where it would only be open to just one program area.
We ask that students are flexible when selecting their choices and understand that no matter where you go, it would be a great opportunity.
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