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A warm welcome to our friends from around the world

Each year Huron welcomes students from all over the world. These students help contribute to our vibrant university community and, in turn, they gain valuable international experience; learn new skills; and make lifelong friends they may have otherwise never met!

Taking part in an incoming exchange is an exciting academic - full of opportunities to grow as a student, global citizen and leader. Huron offers a wide variety of elite Liberal Arts learning experiences that will give you the transferrable skills you need to succeed back at home and around the world.

If you would like to be considered for a exchange, your home institution must nominate you to become an exchange student at Huron. Please check your school’s website or student services area for information on how to get the process of visiting Huron underway.

We look forward to supporting both you and your institution to facilitate your acceptance to and arrival at Huron. We're confident you're going to love it here, so don't wait to develop into an international Leader with Heart.

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. 

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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. 

Nomination Deadlines

Before you can start the application process at Huron, your school must send us an e-mail nominating you. 

For entry into the 1st semester (September): Nominations received by April 1 of the year of study

For entry into the 2nd semester (January): Nominations received by October 1 of the year preceding study

Late nominations may be possible, ask the Exchange Coordinator at your home institution to contact us to see if an exchange placement is still possible. The application package for September is due May 1st; the application package for January is due November 1st. 

Application Forms

Application package deadlines:

September intake is due May 1
January intake is due November 1

Please contact our Coordinator, International Student Engagement if you are unable to submit all your documentation by these dates.

In addition to the Admission Form above, you will need to submit the three forms below within you Huron Exchange Application Package:

 Accommodation form

 Course request form

Emergency Contact form
 

  • Official academic credentials and transcripts (showing courses and grades) from all universities attended. If the credentials and transcripts are not in English, we require official certified translations and accept these if accompanied by the document in the original language.
  • One letter of recommendation (for example: from your teacher, professor, guidance counsellor, school director or anyone familiar with your academic work)  
  • Two (2) passport sized photos 

Choosing Courses

Choosing Courses

1

Review the course schedule for the coming year

Visit the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences to see what's available

2

Make sure you're choosing Huron courses

Where the location is listed, it must read HC or HUC - otherwise, it's not a Huron class

3

Submit your course request form

Once the form (provided below) is filled out, send it to Valeeta

4

Academic advisor assessment

If there are any issues with your course selection, we will contact you

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Access Student Central

Before you arrive, we'll provide you with login information

Choosing Courses

1

Review the course schedule for the coming year

Visit the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences to see what's available

2

Make sure you're choosing Huron courses

Where the location is listed, it must read HC or HUC - otherwise, it's not a Huron class

3

Submit your course request form

Once the form (provided below) is filled out, send it to Valeeta

4

Academic advisor assessment

If there are any issues with your course selection, we will contact you

5

Access Student Central

Before you arrive, we'll provide you with login information

Choosing courses at Huron - what you need to know

Once you have received confirmation that you have been accepted to Huron as an exchange student, you can begin the process of selecting your courses. Here are some of the most important links and forms you'll need to complete this process.

  1. Visit the Faculty of Arts & Social Science to see what courses are available
  2. Learn about the times and locations of courses
  3. Submit your Course Request Form
Exchange Information Sheet for Incoming International Students
What is a full course load?

A full course load is considered to be five courses. You can take four courses and still be considered a full time student. The majority of Huron courses are offered for a full year (September to April). A full year course is 1.0 credits and a half year course is 0.5 credits.

What do the letters in Huron's course codes mean?

The letters after the course code give you information about when the course is offered and its content. No letter after the course indicates that it is a full year non-essay course.

A =  0.5 course offered in the first term 
B =  0.5 course offered in the second term 
E = 1.0 essay course (offered full-year) 
F =  0.5 essay course offered in the first term 
G =  0.5 essay course offered in the second term 

Course submission schedule
  • For entry into the 1st semester (September): June 
  • For entry into the 2nd semester (January): October

International Students Welcome Week

Huron provides international students with the opportunity to move into residence one week prior to the arrival of all first year students. During this week, we have planned activities to help you adjust to life in London, Ontario and the academic environment of a Canadian university. This time is also used to get some of the day-to-day tasks out of the way (health insurance, shopping for the things you need, learning the bus routes, etc.).

Dates: To be determined
Cost: $350 - includes transportation from Toronto International Airport, all meals, activities, and room fees for 6 days

 

International Welcome Week Events
  • Airport pickup 
  • Setting up bank accounts and health insurance
  • Trip to the beach
  • Team building events
  • Picnic & tour of London with the International Sophs 
  • Tours of the Huron campus, including the library, UWO, and the residences 
  • Talk with the Academic Advisors about course selections 
  • Shopping with International Student Leaders

Immigration Updates

The information provided below is from the International and Exchange Student Centre at Western University and is current as of November 10, 2016. For the most up-to-date information, visit Western International or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
 

NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR:

  • Temporary Residents (Visitors, Tourists, Students, Workers) travelling to Canada
  • Mexican nationals to become visa-exempt for Canada
  • Canadian citizens holding dual nationality/citizenship travelling to Canada
  • Chinese nationals holding B-visas for the USA travelling to the USA
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for temporary residents (Visitors, Students, Workers)
Visa-Exemption for Mexican nationals
Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport
Chinese B Visa Holders and EVUS

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

Go to the Government of Canada's official website to apply for an eTA. It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.

For further information on this program, click here

If you are citizen of Mexico, as of December 1, 2016, you will no longer require a temporary resident visa (TRV) to travel to and enter Canada. Instead, you will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

See above for further details.  If you wish to study or work in Canada, you will still need to qualify and apply for a proper permit.

For further information on this program, click here

If you are a dual Canadian citizen used to travelling to or transiting through Canada by air with a non-Canadian passport, you will no longer be able to do so as of November 10, 2016. You will need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight.

If your country needs you to enter and exit that country using a passport issued by its government, you will still need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada. Make sure to carry both passports when you travel. 

Exception: If you are an American-Canadian dual citizen with a valid U.S. passport, you don’t need a Canadian passport to fly to Canada. However, you will still need to carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada.

For further information on this program, click here

Beginning November 29, 2016, all travellers holding a People’s Republic of China passport with a 10-year U.S. B1/B2, B1, or B2 visa must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program.

For more information on this program, please visit here

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Key Contacts

Valeeta Blancher-Bennett

Coordinator, International Student Engagement
519.438.7224 ext. 291
valeeta.bennetthuron.uwo.ca
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8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday 

 

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