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SEMESTER ABROAD EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Humber’s Semester Abroad Exchange Program is your opportunity to experience the world and go to school at the same time! 

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Watch the video to hear Humber students talk about the benefits of spending a semester abroad.

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Applications are now being accepted for 2019-2020! Application deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019!

Academic exchange opportunities stem from a formal agreement between Humber and an academic institution of similar stature abroad. A key advantage is that you pay your regular tuition and fees to Humber, and are not subject to international student fees at the partner school. You may be eligible for OSAP, and for Humber’s Study Abroad/International Mobility Bursary for additional financial support. You also benefit from the experience of Humber students who have studied at the same institution in the past, and faculty/staff who have worked closely with our partners to build the relationship between our schools. Academic credit successfully completed abroad will be transferred to your Humber credential, to keep you on schedule for graduation.

Plus, the opportunity to study abroad in a different country is… pretty awesome, right? 

  • “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Following is a step-by-step guide to apply for Humber’s Semester Abroad Exchange program. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Faculty Contact Email
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
Kerry Johnston, Professor, Program Coordinator - Sustainable Energy and Building Technology kerry.johnston@humber.ca
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning
Kimmy Do, Operations Manager, Offshore ELC  kimmy.do@humber.ca
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness
Mutiara Samosir, International Coordinator mutiara.samosir@humber.ca
  • Faculty of Media and Creative Arts
Aimee Ferré, Study Abroad and Placement Coordinator aimee.ferre@humber.ca
  • Faculty of Social and Community Services
Haley Doherty, Global Learning Assistant haley.doherty@humber.ca
  • Faculty of Business
Kathleen Meagher, Study Abroad and Placement Coordinator kathleen.meagher@humber.ca 
Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator - HRT Study Abroad and Curriculum judy.hebner@humber.ca
  • General 
Ashley Tinoco, International Mobility Coordinator  ashley.tinoco@humber.ca

To be nominated for the 2019-2020 Semester Abroad Exchange Program, students must be:

  • Enrolled full-time at Humber 
  • GPA of 70% or have written permission from their Program Coordinator
  • And submit an Application Form and Letter of Intent - deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019.

IMPORTANT!

*Students in the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Social and Community Services and Faculty of Media & Creative Arts must be enrolled in a degree program to participate in the full-semester exchange program. If you are in a diploma program within one of these academic faculties, please refer to the Summer Programs Abroad to learn more about your opportunities to study abroad.

*Only complete applications will be considered. Your Study Abroad Coordinator will identify the host institution(s) where you are eligible to study and outline the next steps to be accepted.

*The application process and deadline for 4th Semester Abroad programs in the Faculty of Business (in France, Italy and Taiwan) are unique. For details, contact: Judy Hebner, Program Coordinator - Study Abroad, at judy.hebner@humber.ca.

STEP 1

Explore your Global Opportunities

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STEP 2

Complete Application and Letter of Intent

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STEP 3

Submit your Application

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STEP 4

Interview

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1. Explore your Global Opportunites

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

Humber College provides students with many global opportunities to study for a semester abroad. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment to meet with an International Coordinator responsible for your academic faculty to explore the study options available.

Below is a list of institutions around the world that are available for a semester abroad.

Europe

Country City Institution
Austria Krems IMC FH Krems
Denmark Copenhagen KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
Odense University College Lillebaelt
Aarhus

Business Academy Aarhus

Aarhus & Horsens VIA University College
Roskilde University College Absalon
England Cheltenham University of Gloucestershire
Salford/Manchester University of Salford
Finland Jyvaskala JAMK University of Applied Sciences
France Strasbourg Château de Pourtalès: CEPA Europe
Ireland (Republic) Dublin Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)
Waterford Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Cork Institute of Technology
Italy Florence Florence University of the Arts
Scotland, UK Aberdeen Robert Gordon University
Sweden Umea Umeå University
The Netherlands Enschede Saxion University 
Eindhoven, Tilburg and Venlo Fontys University of Applied Sciences

South America and the Caribbean

Country City Institution
Jamaica Kingston University of Technology, Jamaica 
Peru Lima & Cusco Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Asia and Oceania

Country City Institution
Japan Hirakata/Osaka Kansai Gaidai University
New Zealand Auckland/Dunedin Otago Polytechnic
Auckland Unitec Institute of Technology
Taiwan Kaohsiung National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT)

Non-Exchange Opportunities

Humber students may independently request to attend an accredited college or university abroad by attaining approval from your Program Coordinator in the form of a signed Letter of Permission. Non-exchange opportunities are not limited to institutions that have signed a partnership agreement with Humber, and can open up many new possibilities. However, students studying on non-exchange programs abroad are subject to paying the tuition set by the host institution and are often accountable for higher international student fees. You will also be responsible for more upfront research as the school you select may be unfamiliar to Humber faculty and staff.

2. Complete Application and Letter of Intent

Please review and complete the entire Application Kit which includes detailed instructions on the application process, Key Contacts, guidelines to writing a Letter of Intent, Terms and Conditions and the Application Form.

All applicants are required to have a GPA of 70% or have written permission from their Program Coordinator. You can access your Grade Report from MyHumber.

3. Submit Your Application

Congratulations! You are now ready to submit your application for the Semester Abroad Program. Please submit your completed Application, Letter of Intent and Grade Report by deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 either by e-mail or in person to:

Ashley Tinoco
International Mobility Coordinator
Humber Global, Lakeshore, H100A
studyabroad@humber.ca

4. Interview

You will be invited to an interview in late March 2019. The Selection Committee will have reviewed your Application including your Letter of Intent. Please review your Study Plan and Letter of Intent prior to coming to the interview. You will also be asked how you plan to support your study overseas. For information on bursaries available, please visit Humber Bursaries and select “Study Abroad / International Mobility Bursary”.

All successful candidates nominated for the Exchange Program will receive a notification of recommendation at the end of April. This notification will list the host institution you have been recommended to and information regarding next steps which will include (but are not limited to):

  1. Signing a Semester Exchange Learning Agreement by you and your Program Coordinator
  2. Attending a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Workshop session, which will cover a variety of essential topics including: cross-cultural adaptation and “culture shock”, health & safety abroad, being a Humber student ambassador, global citizenship, and general travel tips.
  3. The Humber Global International Mobility Coordinator will assist you to complete your application to the host institution. Visit the Before You Go section of our website for more details on these “next steps” to your journey.
  4. Consider enrolling in Humber’s free Global Citizenship Certificate program to compliment the knowledge, skills and understanding you have the chance to develop abroad.
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    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett