Outgoing Exchange Programs

Huron students have the opportunity to study in another country for one semester or one full year.  The experience of another culture and country is enriching academically, personally and professionally. It is strongly recommended for all students!

Participating in the exchange program is an excellent way to:

  • Gain a different perspective on your studies
  • Improve your language skills or learn a new language
  • Develop problem-solving and adaptability skills
  • Expand your personal and professional network by meeting faculty, staff, students, and employers outside of your community
  • Develop transferable skills that can be beneficial to your career.
  • Travel and experience different cultures

Outgoing Exchange

General Information
Important Dates


Students must:

  • Have a minimum 70% average
  • Meet financial requirements
  • Plan to go on exchange in 3rd year (recommended)


  • Note that term dates vary depending on your host institution
  • Generally, prepare for a Fall, Winter, or Full-Year Exchange




Next Info Session:

Date: Wednesday, January 17th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: W6
Refreshments: Provided




  • Attend an Exchange Information Session
  • Complete the Online Application
  • Submit required documents for Pre-Approval


  • Upon approval, apply to Host Institution
  • Upload outstanding post-approval/pre-departure documents to the Huron Connect Portal


The Fall 2024 application is now closed. The Winter 2025 application will be available in July 2024.


Requirements Upon Application Submission:

  • 250-word Statement
  • Two Reference Letters from Huron Instructors
  • Resume
  • Online Statement of Accounts
  • Travel Waiver
  • $75 Application Fee

Post-Approval/Pre-Departure Requirements:



March 1

  • Deadline to apply for Fall Term.

September 15

  • Deadline to apply for Winter Term.
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Health & Travel Insurance

We want you to stay safe and healthy while you’re enjoying your exchange program. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance in addition to their UHIP/OHIP coverage. The Government of Canada has great information on what type of insurance you need and why you should purchase additional travel insurance.

More information can be found here.

Funding for Outgoing Exchange Students

Huron’s generous supporters have provided funding for students who wish to participate in study abroad opportunities. 

Patricia Boucher Memorial International Exchange Travel Grant
Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary
Nancy and Keith Sumner Fund for International Studies

Established in 2000 in memory of Patricia Boucher, an exchange student from Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin, through the generous support of her family and the many friends she made among the students at Huron University College.

It is intended to assist a student with travel expenses associated with the Huron/Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin exchange program.

The recipient must be registered in a full-time program at Huron University and demonstrate financial need.

If no Huron student is eligible, the bursary may assist a Versailles student on exchange at Huron or assist a Huron student participating in an exchange with another European university.

Value: approx. $2,000 (open to several students)

The Bursary is intended to assist a third-year student with the added expenses incurred in a program of study abroad.

The recipient must be a registered full-time student at Huron and demonstrate financial need. The Rooney family established The Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary in 1996 to honour Hugh and Dorothy Rooney, long-term friends and members of the Huron Community.

Mr. Rooney served Huron with distinction in many roles from 1959 to 1972 including lecturer in Business and Economics, Dean of Residence, Comptroller, Corporation and Board Member, Bursar, and later Assistant Vice-Principal at Western University.

Mrs. Rooney was known as “nurse” to many students when the Rooney family lived at Huron University College. Sadly, Mrs. Rooney passed away in January, 1995.

Value: approx. $1,000

Established in 2006 by Nancy and Keith Sumner, this Fund provides financial support to a student or students for study abroad at a university with which Huron has a partnership agreement, for credit towards their academic degree at Huron, and who qualifies for the study abroad program based on criteria established by Huron University.

Keith Sumner is a long-time friend of Huron who has served as President of The Huron University Foundation and, prior to that, as Chair of its Investment Committee.

Value: approx. $1,000


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