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Go on Exchange

Want to see the world? Want to learn new languages? Want to make new friendships that can last a lifetime? Want to do ALL of this, and make yourself stand out to potential future employers as well? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Kwantlen Exchange Program is a program where you, as a KPU student, have the opportunity to attend one of our many amazing partner institutions from around the world. During your exchange, you will:

  • only pay for your KPU tuition (NO expensive international student fees!)
  • receive full transfer credit for the courses that you take while abroad (NO missed terms!)
  • have the time of your life!

Come and see what it's all about!

Eligibility Requirements:

The Exchange Program is an amazing adventure, but what are the requirements for going? Well, we'll tell you!

To go on exchange you must:

  • have completed 30 university credits by the time you go on exchange (15 of those credits must have been completed at KPU)
  • have a GPA of 2.67 (B-)
  • be willing to return to KPU after your exchange for a minimum of 9 credits

If you do not meet one of the above requirements, please contact an International Exchange Coordinator to discuss your options. We just might be able to figure something out!

Is Exchange Right for Me?

Going abroad on exchange is an enriching experience, but that doesn't mean that it isn't without its challenges. The pros of exchange far outweigh the cons, but it's a good idea to do your research and prepare yourself. Be open-minded and flexible, and you'll adapt in no time! Here's how to get started...

KPU Exchange Process:

Step 1 Research partner universities and decide where you want to go, determining what your academic and personal goals are for you experience.
Step 2 Talk to an Educational Advisor about your course/degree completion requirements and decide what works for your program.
Step 3 Find out about international scholarships and awards.
Step 4 Meet with an International Exchange Coordinator to discuss specific questions you may have.
Step 5 Submit your exchange application by the application deadline.

After your nomination, you will attend a pre-departure session and then be on your way to have the time of your life! After your awesome adventure, when you're back to Canada, you will attend a re-entry session. You'll then be able to tell all of your friends, family, and fellow students about your time away! It's as simple as that. So don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! If you have any questions, be sure to look over our Exchange Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and please don't hesitate to contact us.