Semester Abroad – Outbound PROGRAM OVERVIEW A Semester Abroad (SA) enables you to study at one of our partner institutions overseas for an entire semester without additional tuition fees. Furthermore, the academic credit earned abroad is transferrable back and applied to your program at Durham College. Please note that a semester abroad is only available to students whose required courses align with the learning outcomes of the courses available at an exchange institution. This will be determined by your Academic Faculty. The SA experience is your opportunity to enrich global learning, make new friends, and explore local cultures abroad. Tuition and fees: Regular tuition is paid to Durham College and no tuition is paid to the partner institution. Ancillary/administrative fees may apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE Students must submit their application to email@example.com by April 28, 2023. . STEP BY STEP GUIDE Step 1 – Review Eligibility and Selection Information To be nominated for the 2023 – 2024 Semester Abroad program, you must: Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident Be currently enrolled in a full-time program at Durham College Be in a program that is eligible to receive study abroad credit, as determined by a meeting with your Student Advisor Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Have completed at least one academic year at Durham College before attending an exchange program Have no holds on your student account Have no records with security *Additional conditions may apply depending on each opportunity. Step 2 – Explore SA (Outbound) Opportunities Durham College provides students with a number of global opportunities to study for a semester. Students must meet with an academic student advisor to discuss a study plan. Together with the student advisor, you can explore the available SA opportunities, identify the courses that you are eligible to select and select these courses according to what best suits your academic plan. See a list of partner institutions below: Country City Institution Programs/Courses Availability Belgium Leuven UC Leuven Limburg See the program information. Winter 2024 Germany Ravensburg Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg Human Resource Management Intercultural Management International Finance International Management International Marketing Project Management Economics Customer Relationship Management Hospitality Management Media Management Management Information Systems Media Design Engineering/Project Work Fall 2023- Winter 2024 The Netherlands Groningen Hanze University of Applied Science Architectural Design Entrepreneurship Journalism Psychology Sport Development Marketing Business and Economics Health Engineering Fall 2023- Winter 2024 Step 3 – Complete Application After consulting with your academic student advisor, you can start the application by completing Semester Abroad (Outbound) Application. This application has 3 parts: Semester Abroad (Outbound) Application Form Letter of Intent An unofficial transcript Please save and name your completed application using this format “Document Name_Your Full Name_Student ID”. For example: Semester Abroad (Outbound) Application_John Doe_100123456. Step 4 – Submit Application Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2023. WHAT’S NEXT The International Education Office will review your application within 2 – 4 weeks from the date of submission. If there is an interview, you will be contacted via your DC mail. We will also forward your application to the host institution for approval. Step 5 – Pre-departure All exchange students are required to complete a mandatory pre-departure training on DC Connect. Upon completion of this module, you are required to submit the following forms: Assumption of Risks and Release of Liability Agreement Form Request for Student Travel Outside Ontario Form Traveler Information and Emergency Contact Form Media Release Form A copy of the photo page of a valid passport *Please submit the forms following instructions on the Pre-departure training course on DC Connect.