Semester Abroad – Inbound PROGRAM OVERVIEW Durham College welcomes students from all around the world to study and experience life in Canada. By attending an exchange semester at Durham College, students from partner institutions can select courses that are eligible for credit transfer back at their home institutions, all while having an international experience Located in Durham Region, Ontario, with easy access to the entire Greater Toronto Area, students can immerse themselves in cultural diversity through fun and exciting activities, both inside and outside of the classroom. FACTSHEET 2022/2023 Step by step guide Step 1: Nomination Be nominated by your home institution. Your home institution will need to fill the SA (Inbound) Nomination Form for you and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are not permitted to nominate themselves. Students can only be nominated for an academic school/program as stated in the agreement between DC and their institution. A nomination is not a guaranteed seat in a specific program at Durham College. After we have received the applications and reviewed them with the International Admissions team, we will provide a Letter of Acceptance to the student. It may be possible to mix and match courses from different exchange programs, however, they must be in the same academic school at DC. Step 2: Application Please send the following documents to the exchange coordinator at your institution. The coordinator will send them to us, along with the nomination form (see Step 1). Complete SA (Inbound) Application Form. Send your most recent transcript from your home institution. Send a copy of the photo page of your passport: must be a readable copy. The passport must be valid throughout your period of exchange at DC. Step 3: Letter of Acceptance After we receive the nomination, as well as the application forms from your home institution, we will work with the International Admissions team to issue you a Letter of Acceptance. You may receive the Letter of Acceptance within 4 – 6 weeks. Please review your letter carefully before proceeding to the next steps. Step 4: Costs You do not pay tuition to DC. You will continue paying tuition to your home institution. Ancillary fees include health insurance in Canada, UPASS (bus pass in Durham Region), etc. For a breakdown on ancillary fees, please see here. For more information on the UPASS, please see here. Step 5: Learning Agreement and Timetable Registration Once your ancillary fees are paid to DC, your MyDC account will be activated. You do not register for a timetable yourself. Instead, an academic student advisor (at DC will help you build and organize your timetable. You will need to sign a learning agreement. This agreement must be approved and signed by both institutions. After your timetable registration is complete, you will need to set up a network password for a DC Connect account. The information of your courses will appear on DC Connect within 24 – 48 hours after the registration. Step 6: Housing For information on housing, please see here. Step 7: Travel to Canada You do not need a study permit to enter Canada if the duration of study is for 6 months or less. However, getting a study permit when you don’t need one has benefits. For more information, please see here. Please read this New International Students Guide carefully before planning your travel. DURHAM COLLEGE PROGRAMS To view programs that are available for incoming exchange at Durham College, please see here. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.