Mobility

and Study Abroad Exchanges

Application process

To be eligible for Study Abroad, Okanagan College students must have:

  • completed a minimum of 60 credits.
  • third year standing in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Okanagan College.
  • completed two years of full-time study (minimum 80% course load) at Okanagan College.
  • a minimum GPA of at least B (72%).
  • a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or department chair.
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Apply now!

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.

Application deadline:

  • Fall Semester - March 31
  • Winter Semester - April 30 

Financial aid

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 and Awards section select Apply Online for Awards to complete the form. 

Pre-departure checklist

Orientation

Once your application has been approved, you must attend a pre-departure orientation session.

Health and safety advice

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. 

More questions?

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 exchange@okanagan.bc.ca or phone (250) 862-5610 or toll-free (877) 755-2266.