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Critical Global Engagement at Huron

Huron is committed, in its teaching, learning, and research, to critical engagement with the effects of global flows of people, ideas, resources, and capital. We recognize and actively explore how these flows affect scholarship, community, and community ties, privilege, and the development of sustainable, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial relationship within a globalized world.

Huron students are provided with several opportunities to critically engage in a global world.

  • Huron welcomes over 100 international students from over 30 different countries to live and study alongside Canadian students. 
  • Huron students can go on a semester or yearlong academic exchange, selecting one of 24 universities located in 15 different countries. 
  • Huron's exchange partners offer Summer Study Abroad opportunities.
  • Student Support Services recruits several student leaders each year to serve as Peer Guides who help plan academic and cultural activities to assist our international and exchange students with settling into the Huron community.   Click on the links on the left menu or on the items below to find out more 
  • Motivated Huron student can also arrange for their own global educational experience using the Letter of Permission process. 

International Applicant Information

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Benefits of Global Experience


Curriculum enhancement: Going on exchange, studying abroad, or participating in Huron in Honduras is an extension of in-class learning. For example, a student studying the Japanese language can increase their mastery of the language by being immersed into it in Japan. 

Cost-effective: Exchange programs are an affordable way to have a global experience because exchange students pay tuition to Huron (and therefore do not have to pay high international fees). Huron does offer some scholarships and bursaries to help pay for the cost of studying abroad. 

Personal growth: Students move outside of their "comfort zone" to adapt to different environments and situations. This can result in advances in intellectual and social maturity as well as increased self-confidence. For example, students who participate in Huron in Honduras experience life in rural Honduras where running water and other taken-for-granted conveniences are not readily available thus exposing our students to an experience that is difficult to replicate in a classroom setting or through reading a book.

Development of the soft-skills sought by employers: Students acquire many skills abroad that can be developed in their resumes and used in job interviews. Some of these skills include leadership, communication, adaptability, functional ability in another language, empathy and a deeper appreciation for differences and cultural diversity. It also adds an international dimension to the resume and academic record for graduate school.

Networking: Grows the student's professional and personal network through the experience.

Important Information for Parents

Huron University's small campus gives us the opportunity to get to know your student in order to help them achieve their academic and post-graduation plans. Not only do we welcome students from over 29 countries, but we also encourage students to consider international experiences to enhance their education. Huron students can go abroad to study, volunteer, or work both through our programs or initiatives they seek out on their own. Parental support is an important part of a students' decision to go abroad and we hope to address any questions and concerns you may have as the parent of an international student or a student considering going abroad. 

Explore London

London has a big city vibe - with the affordability and tight-knit feel you won't find from our neighbour, Toronto. Our city is home to nearly 400,000 people, including an excess of 50,000 university-aged students. The city is diverse and it's welcoming. Our community members appreciate the significant value our students contribute to our culture and economy, so they will be happy to have you visit them at their establishments - and work in their industries. 

Learn why London is the place for you and what our locals get up to - after they're done studying (of course)!

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Key Contacts

Catrina Ren

International Recruitment Specialist
519.438.7224
yren242uwo.ca
Apps International House

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

Valeeta Blancher-Bennett

Coordinator, International Student Engagement
519.438.7224 ext. 291
valeeta.bennetthuron.uwo.ca
Apps International House

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday 

 

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