Every year, outstanding second year students may apply to participate in student exchanges during their third year of an Honors degree at the below institutions, which provide full instruction in English and have innovative and rewarding programs:

Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands: Program specializes in international economics and uses the problem-based learning approach.

Keio University, Japan: Program specializes in theoretical and empirical investigation of global economic issues. 

University of Magdeburg, Germany: Strengths lie in economics, management and finance. 

The deadline for applications is usually early to mid-January.  You should always check with the Exchange Office for school-specific deadlines. Full information on the process, and application forms, are available. It is recommended that you attend an information session if you are considering an exchange. 

Students must also consult with the Economics Undergraduate Office (SSC 4075) to have the courses they plan to take assessed.  The Undergraduate Coordinator will require detailed course outlines that list the required textbooks, prerequisites, general breakdown, and topics covered to ensure coverage is adequate for credit transfer. 

Students find exchanges very rewarding both personally and academically. Participants pay Western tuition and are responsible for living expenses, textbooks, meals etc. while abroad. The above three exchanges are specifically tailored for students in Economics. Western has a large number of other exchanges that are open to students more broadly.  A list and further information is available from the Western Student Development Centre: Exchange Programs: Leaving Western.