Mobility

and Study Abroad Exchanges

2022/23 Outbound Mobility

International Education would like to introduce you to exciting cross-cultural exchange programs offered by our partner schools.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our outbound mobility programs, Okanagan College students must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident; AND
  • be enrolled in an Okanagan College credentialed program in good academic standing and will be continuing the program in the following semester after coming back from the exchange program; AND
  • successfully submit their online application by the deadline; AND
  • have a passport or will be able to get one 4 months prior to departure for the host country

Costs

Tuition: Payable to Okanagan College for the courses receiving transfer credit

Additional: Living expenses, housing (some host institutions may cover the housing costs with a scholarship), local transportation, meals, textbooks, medical insurance, personal spending. 

Financial Assistance

OC students who have been accepted into an international activity, study tour or exchange program and are seeking financial assistance for the cost of their airline travel can apply for Airline Travel Grant. Students enrolled in a credentialed study exchange program who successfully applied for and received the Airline Travel Grant may also be eligible for Extended Mobility Grants.

Program Availability

UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) 

Okanagan College is a member of UMAP and OC students can study abroad through UMAP at 200+ member institutions in 24 different countries. UMAP has a broad network in the Asia-Pacific region, and there are many unique programs offered by its members. 

UMAP Institutions and Programs Information can be found at UMAP Membership.

Direct semester exchange

Direct special and short-term exchange

Program Details

City: Cheonan or Yongin, South Korea

Dates: September to December (4 months)

Course Offerings: There are more than 3,000 courses offered at each campus every semester. Students may choose any courses from the list and mix courses from different departments within the campus, regardless of their major. There is no prerequisite to attend courses in any year level too.

Language Tutoring Program: The Language Tutoring Program (LTP) is designed to connect foreign students with Dankook students and provide a venue for exchanging language and culture. Upon successful completion, tutor students will be awarded a free on-campus accommodation for the semester. More information about applications will be given after acceptance to the exchange program.

Application Deadline: Sunday, Apr 17, 2022

Exchange Fact Sheet - 2022 Academic Year

DKU Website for Exchange Students

City: Nagoya, Japan

Dates: mid-September to mid-December (14 weeks)

Program: Students will participate in Global Japan Program where classes taught in English, both international and domestic students enroll in classes to deepen their understanding of the global society from two angles- Japan from the world perspective and the world from Japan’s perspective. Students can enroll in classes regardless of their Japanese language level.  

Course OfferingsJapanese Language Course (JLC) and Global Japan Studies Course (GJSC). GJSC classes explore a wide range of topics related to contemporary and traditional Japan - business and society, language and culture,  and special classes with hands-on experiences.

Financial Assistance: NUFS Scholarship for Exchange Students

Application Deadline: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 4:00 pm

City: Tokyo, Japan

Dates: September to end of December (4 months)

Program: Students will participate in East Asian Studies Program (EAS) where classes taught in English, and can enroll in any EAS classes regardless of their Japanese language level.  This program aims to helping students gain intercultural competence, develop their talents, and contribute as global citizens. The fundamental educational philosophy of Musashi University is chi to jissen no yugo (the fusion of knowledge and practice). This philosophy underpins the EAS Program, where we feel students deserve a comprehensive educational experience in and out of the classroom. Simply put, the classroom is not conned to Musashis campus; it is Tokyo, the Kanto region, Japan.

Course Offerings (see Semester II): Course offerings typically include subjects in the fields of business, economics, foreign policy, history, media studies, politics, religion, and sociology.

Financial AssistanceScholarships may be available through UMAP. Please contact mobility@okanagan.bc.ca for more information.

Application Deadline: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 4:00 pm

How to Apply

Application Deadlines (generally due at least 6 months prior to exchange program start) 

  • Fall Semester – February 28
  • Winter Semester – June 30 
  • Summer – October 31 

Please submit your application by the above deadline. Only successful applicants will receive an email with further instructions. Instructions are sent one month after the application deadline. 

On the application form, you will need to upload the following documents: 

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of interest
  • Letter of reference
  • Learning agreement
  • Student photographs

Partner Schools

International Education offers a variety of mobility opportunities including short-term summer programs and a semester abroad or longer at our partner universities. 

India
  • Chandigarh University, Punjab
Japan
  • J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo
  • Kibi International University, Okayama
  • Musashi University , Tokyo
  • Nagasaki International (NIU), Nagasaki
  • Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS), Nagoya
Mexico
  • Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca
South Korea
  • Dankook University, Cheonan/Yongin
  • Korea University, Seoul
  • Soonchunhyang University, Asan
  • Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul