Study Abroad / Student Exchange
Okanagan College Bachelor of Business students are eligible to participate in Study Abroad semesters. Okanagan School of Business has negotiated Study Abroad agreements with many partner institutions around the world which mean you can spend one or two semesters at an international partner school, and as long as your courses are pre-approved by Okanagan College; all credits earned during your semester(s) away will apply towards your Okanagan College Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
Once you are an approved Study Abroad candidate, you pay your usual tuition to Okanagan College
while attending classes at the international institution of your choice. While travel and housing costs are your responsibility, our Study Abroad advisor will provide insight on residence information, pre-departure orientation, and returning student sessions. Please note many partner institutions have on-campus housing, as well as helpful visiting student support services and activities.
Students are expected to enroll in a full-time course load while on exchange and will also be required to sign a Waiver of Liability and Ambassadorship Agreement.
|Okanagan College has exchange partnership schools located in many different regions of the world. Check out the list of countries and schools you can visit from our list of Study Abroad Partnership Schools.
To be eligible for Study Abroad, Okanagan College students must have:
Complete the Study Abroad Application and submit completed application form and all supporting documentation to the Okanagan School of Business. You may email your application form and supporting documents to the Study Abroad coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Semester - March 31
Winter Semester - April 30
Information and applications for exchange bursaries, awards, scholarships and loans for participation in an exchange may be obtained from the Okanagan College Financial Awards department.
Okanagan College offers several International Study Exchange Awards. To apply, sign into MyOkanagan and under the Financial Aid & Awards section select Apply Online for Awards to complete the form.
The BC Scholarship Society with the help of Irving K. Barber, offers two International Exchange Scholarships, One World scholarships of $1,000 - $3,500 and the Premier’s scholarships of $5,000 - $10,000. To apply or for more information about these awards visit: www.bcscholarship.ca.
Once your application has been approved, you must attend a pre-departure orientation session.
Take all reasonable measures and precautions to ensure your personal well-being.
Sufficient and appropriate health and safety precautions must be taken before you leave on your exchange. You'll need to obtain proper health insurance and vaccinations against disease before you go. Medical services and safety issues may differ greatly from what you are accustomed to so research these on the official website of the institutions and countries you plan to visit before you leave Canada.
For information on health insurance coverage consult the Provincial Ministry of Health. For advice and information on health concerns for international travel, consult the staff at Campus Health Offices. There is also valuable information at Health Canada website.
No one can guarantee an accident or injury-free semester away, so give serious thought to the possibility of such incidents. Research the areas you wish to visit and talk with other exchange students and professors who have visited the school you are interested in. Learn how you can safeguard yourself against the possibility of theft, burglary, property damage, personal injury or more serious crimes.
The Study Abroad exchange program at Okanagan College is coordinated by the Okanagan School of Business. Our Study Abroad coordinator can provide information on general and administrative matters, pre-departure resources and procedures for applying for an exchange study, plus specific information regarding eligibility requirements, course selection for degree requirements and related academic matters.
For more information about the Study Abroad program please contact the Study Abroad coordinator by email at email@example.com or phone (250) 862-5610 or toll-free (877) 755-2266.