Application deadlines:

Accepting applications now!

Exchange Term


Early Deadline

Late Deadline

Spring 2021

20+ destinations

January 31, 2020

September 15 or until filled

Summer 2021

Japan (Aichi)

January 31, 2020

September 15 or until filled

Your completed application package includes the following:

  1. A completed Capilano University Exchange Program Application Form (pdf).
  2. Letter of Intent (450-500 words) which explains:
    • the relationship of international/intercultural education to your career goals
    • why and how this particular student exchange will be of value to you
    • what you believe you can contribute to CapU as a study abroad ambassador
  3. Current resume
  4. Photocopy of the identification page of your passport. If your passport needs to be renewed, please submit a copy of your current passport and indicate "in process of renewal."
  5. Academic Program Planner completed by an Academic Advisor. This must be completed before the interview. Talk to your Academic Advisor about your degree requirements. Be sure you are able to take four (4) Upper Level Electives during your study abroad term.
  6. A mini-portfolio of work (for applicants in the IDEA program only). 
  7. Two Faculty references. The reference forms are included in your Capilano University Exchange Program Application Form (pdf). Please advise your Faculty references to email completed reference forms directly to before the application deadline.
  8. Official Academic Transcript. As soon as we receive the above-listed parts of your application package, the study abroad team will request that your official transcript be emailed directly to

Please send your complete application package (items 1-6 on the list above) as a single PDF file and in a single email (with your CapU Student ID in the subject line) to Remind your referees to email the references directly to Good luck!