As the ongoing global pandemic continues to create uncertainty, please review these important considerations if you are interested in applying for an in-person exchange.

Discover a global education: develop skills, expand perspective, create connections.

Exchanges are a way to live abroad and immerse yourself in the host culture, while internationalizing your degree and resume. Gain credit towards your SFU degree by studying abroad at one of SFU's 130+ exchange partner institutions, while in most cases paying your regular tuition to SFU you can take courses taught in English at most institutions. Virtual Exchanges are offered at select partner institutions.  

Exchange offers opportunities to:

Build your network abroad

Connect with professors, future employers, and fellow students from around the world

Explore global opportunities

Connect with future employers, or test out studying at a host institution you are considering for graduate school

Gain international perspective on your degree

Study your subject matter through a new lens, or study new topics.

Experience a new culture

Live and study in a new culture,  learn or practice a language.

Develop global competencies valued by employers

Develop your adaptability, creative problem-solving and  intercultural communication skills as you navigate life and school abroad. 

Y Application OPEN

Application Deadlines for Exchanges in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022:

  • JANUARY 15, 2021 at 11:59pm: For ONLY Waseda University, Kyoto University, and University of California, Berkeley - Summer Sessions.

  • JANUARY 25, 2021 at 11:59pm: ALL programs except those listed above. 

Exchange Terms Available  for January 2021 deadlines.