Concordia Student Exchange Program
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About the program
The Concordia Student Exchange Program (CSEP) offers Concordia’s undergraduate and graduate students the possibility to study abroad while gaining credit towards their Concordia degree! Exchange participants spend 1-2 semesters studying at one of Concordia University’s 180+ partner institutions around the world while paying Concordia tuition fees. Bursaries are available to help fund semesters abroad.
Why study abroad?
The benefits of studying abroad are numerous! Participating in education abroad programs allows for the outstanding opportunity to:
- Gain international experience.
- Advance your cultural awareness and understanding.
- Enhance your academic profile by accessing a variety of courses and programs.
- Collaborate with professors and students from across the globe.
- Build an international network.
- Learn a new language or perfect a second or third language.
- Travel, make new friends, and increase your understanding of the world and of yourself.
Follow through the steps outlined on this website to learn how you can become one of the hundreds of students who study abroad each year as part of the Concordia Student Exchange Program!
Want to learn more? Attend a Concordia Student Exchange Program Information Session!
Hosted by an International Liaison Officer, CSEP Information Sessions cover everything you need to know about applying for exchange. Topics include choosing a host institution, completing an application form, and accessing funding opportunities. Attending an information session is a mandatory part of the exchange process and is critical in helping you to prepare a successful application.
Information Sessions will be held:
- Every Tuesday and Wednesday from September 19th from 3:00-4:00 PM.
- On the first Monday of the month, evening sessions will be held from 6:00-7:00 PM
Sessions are held at the Concordia International offices (2080 Mackay, Annex X, room 103). You will need to sign in to the session before it begins, so we recommend arriving 10 minutes before the hour.
- Application Deadline for 2019-2020 Academic Year: February 1, 2019.
- Faculty of Arts & Science internal deadline for submitting documents to the departments: January 15, 2019.
- Application Deadline for Winter 2020 Exchanges: June 15, 2019.
- Faculty of Fine Arts students may not apply for the June 15, 2019 deadline.
Please note that in addition to the CSEP Information Sessions, students registered in a BFA program are also required to attend a Faculty of Fine Arts information session, in order to ensure a successful term/ year abroad. At the Fine Arts session, topics specific to Fine Arts programs such as the procedure for obtaining substitutions for specific Concordia courses and how to choose courses keeping the structure of a student’s program in mind (for example, the sequencing of required full-year courses) will be discussed. In addition, information about the very different teaching methods at some fine arts exchange partners will be provided so that students can be prepared