So, you're learning a new language, or you're interested in
discovering other cultures. You've got a knack for travel, or maybe
it's your first time leaving home. You've already explored the realms
past your own backyard, or the call of an exciting adventure rings in
your mind. Either way - an International Exchange is a great opportunity for you
to see the world and have the experience of a lifetime.
Lakehead University has partnerships
with universities all over the world, including France, Sweden, Finland, Germany -
even Australia to name a few! Through an International Exchange Program at Lakehead, you'll have the chance to live in one of these
countries for up to a full year while continuing your university studies.
Every year, a lucky group of Lakehead students take part in an exchange opportunity. Maybe you'll be next! Here's some reasons why you should plan to take part in an exchange:
- Broaden your learning and acquire new knowledge in a cultural environment different from your own
- Meet new and interesting people - and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
- Learn about different cultures and gain a global "perspective" that can enhance your marketability
- Give yourself a competitive edge when finding employment after graduation!
Only speak English? No problem! Many of the host institutions offer
courses and programs in English and go out of their way to make
Canadian students feel welcomed and supported during their grand
Here's what some recent students had to say about their experiences abroad:
Megan Ott (Thunder Bay Campus)
Charles Sturt University, Australia
"Studying in Australia was the best decision I have ever made in my
life! I saw some of the most beautiful places on Earth, made amazing
friends and learned about different cultures. I only wish I had been
able to stay longer."
"The opportunity to study in France has been the most eye-opening,
adventuresome, and memorable year of my life. Within days of arriving
in the most picturesque and lively city that is Grenoble, I met some
amazing new friends. During my time away, I learned so
much about myself and gained lasting confidence and independence."
Kelly Mauracher (Thunder Bay Campus)
HBA/BEd French (P/J)
Universite Pierre-Mendes, France
Jason Kerr (Orillia Campus)
Hgskolan Dalarna - Sweden
"I got everything I expected out of my exchange and more. My exchange opportunity allowed me time to travel
throughout Sweden and other countries in Europe. I recommend to everyone who has even thought
about an exchange to follow through and just do it. The opportunity
is unique and may never come up again!"
For more information about how you can take part in an International Exchange opportunity at Lakehead University, visit: http://international.lakeheadu.ca
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