Outgoing CBU Students

What is a Student Exchange?

  • As part of the CBU Exchange Program, you will have the opportunity to study in another country for one semester or one year.
  • You will earn credits toward your degree (you will require approval from the academic school in which you are studying).
  • You’ll pay your tuition and related fees to CBU.

Exchange Program Overview

Why do an exchange?
  • You will develop independence and life skills that you could not otherwise learn on campus.
  • By meeting new people and visiting new places, you’ll see the world from many new perspectives.
  • You will learn about other cultures and ways of life, and the inter-relationship between cultural values and behaviours.
  • You will develop a greater sense of yourself as a Canadian and of the distinct features of Canada as a country.
  • It will set you apart from other job seekers in a competitive market.
  • Successfully completed course credits will be transferred back to your home campus.

Generally students accepted on exchange programs pay Cape Breton University tuition and retain any Canadian financial aid they may have (for information on exchanges related to student loans – please see John Mayich in B-108-B). Students must be eligible for appropriate entry visas (if required), and are responsible for travel, living and other personal costs, including health care.  If you are interested in pursuing an exchange opportunity, please contact CBU’’s International Student Exchange Coordinators – Stephanie MacDonald at stephanie_macdonald@cbu.ca 902-563-1671 (B134G) or Donalda Johnston-Roper at donalda_johnston@cbu.ca 902-563-1278 (B134F).

The Exchange Process

  1. You must have completed one year of full-time study at CBU and maintained a 70% average.
  2. Contact the International Student Exchange Coordinator at least six to twelve months before you would like to go on an exchange.
  3. Choose the university you wish to attend and review English-language course offerings.
  4. Consult course offerings with your department Chair and get final approval from your Dean.
  5. Submit CBU’s Student Exchange Application.
  6. Contact your host university.
  7. Apply for any necessary immigration documents, such as visas or permits.
  8. Register for your courses at Cape Breton University.
  9. Pay your fees at CBU.
  10. Ensure you have adequate health insurance coverage.
Victor Tomiczek
Study Abroad Coordinator

International Student and Study Abroad Centre

Phone: 902-563-1225