|Dal BComm student Hema Muthiah studied in France. (Submitted photo)|
Studying abroad offers wonderful opportunities to travel, to meet and interact with people from different cultures and to create a network of friends and future business contacts from countries all over the world. Learning in another country will teach you independence, help you with your communication skills and challenge you in other ways. Plus, international experience will stand out on your resume — and make your resume stand out from the pack.
The Centre for International Trade and Transportation has forged links with institutions all over the world. Students may also apply to go on an exchange through one of Dalhousie’s university-wide exchange programs administered through International Student and Exchange Services. The deadline to apply to go on an exchange through International Student and Exchange Services is the January before you'd like to go on an exchange.
All present exchanges are offered for one academic term. The recommended term for an exchange is the second term of your third year.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
All courses taken at a foreign institution should be carefully selected to ensure that the requirements at Dalhousie are fulfilled.
Management Career Services will aid the student in finding a work term while s/he is abroad through the normal e-mail procedure. Interviews are conducted over the phone. This does not guarantee a placement. Past history has shown that many employers are hesitant to hire students through phone interviews while so many of your peers are interviewing face to face. You are strongly encouraged to either have a job before you leave for the exchange or to look for opportunities abroad (with approval from MCS).
Students participating in an exchange program will pay the tuition fees associated with Dalhousie University and are exempted from the tuition fees of the foreign institution. Participants must bear the costs associated with study abroad (including expenses such as travel, insurance and accommodation).
Application forms are available from Tim Richard, Student Exchange Coordinator at the Centre for International Trade and Transportation (Room 2060, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building).
Apply by the end of May for an exchange in the winter term.
Student Exchange Coordinator
Centre for International Trade and Transportation
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Suite 2060
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Phone: (902) 494-2224
Fax: (902) 494-1483