BE International Program (Outgoing)

For Brescia Students


BE International Showcase 2015

BE International Overview Booklet

Brescia is pleased to offer several exciting international opportunities to students:

Ewha Womans University – Seoul, Korea                                         Quick Facts          Brochure
LaSalle Beauvais Institut Polytechnique – Beauvais, France            Quick Facts          Brochure
St. George’s University – Grenada                                                    Pending Approval
Stenden University – The Netherlands                                              Quick Facts          Brochure
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill – Barbados                   Quick Facts         Brochure

Through exchange agreements with these partner universities, Brescia allows select full-time students in good academic standing to enroll at a partner institution for either one term or a full year. Students remain registered at their home institution while on exchange and therefore do not have to apply for re-admission upon return. Each student pays tuition fees to their home institution.  Students will be expected to enroll in a full-time course load while abroad. Housing, meals, mandatory medical insurance, books, personal expenses and travel costs, as well as any additional fees at the host institution are the responsibility of the student.

Ewha Womans University – Seoul, Korea
FLACSO – Cuba                                                                                   Quick Facts          Brochure
Universite Catholique de Lille – Lille, France                                        Quick Facts          Brochure
Wayo Women’s University – Japan                                                       Quick Facts
LaSalle Beauvais Institut Polytechnique – France                                                             Brochure

Universita di Pisa – Pisa, Italy                                                                Quick Facts          Brochure


Students participating in an International program will have the opportunity to:

  • Take academic courses not otherwise available at Brescia or Western
  • Live and learn in another country
  • Be in another cultural environment
  • Gain international competencies for personal or professional goals
  • Learn another language
  • Travel to/tour new destinations

Student Safety Abroad Policy

Western University’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor


Students are eligible to take part in exchanges in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies and summer programs anytime after second, third or fourth year.  Students should apply for an international program the year before they intend to go (e.g. if you wish to go abroad in your third year, you should apply in your second year). Students must be in good academic standing to participate in an international program.

Criteria: Opportunities to participate in Brescia’s exchange programs are limited and awarded on a competitive basis, subject to availability. The criteria by which students will be assessed, include:

(1) A minimum 65% average in a full-time course load (3.5-5.0 credits) in the previous year of study.

(2) Satisfactory progress in the present year of full-time study (normally a 65% average across 3.5-5.0 credits).

(3) A demonstrated readiness to benefit from the experience of an academic experience in another country and culture. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application, statement of interest and Academic Record.

Application Procedure

All students interested in participating in an international program are strongly advised to attend the BE International Showcase during the week of November 16-20, 2015.

BE International Showcase 2015

This showcase will feature information sessions on all of the available international opportunities and will provide further information on the available host institutions, as well as provide students with the opportunity to ask general questions about the application and selection processes. If you are unable to attend this event, or have additional questions, please contact Jennifer Coghlin – Associate Registrar, Student Success.

Once you have attended the BE International Showcase session(s) and have familiarized yourself with the international opportunities, please submit your application package to The Hive at Brescia (Main Floor, Mother St. James) no later than February 5, 2016.

Application Forms:

BE International Program Fund

The BE International Program Fund was established by generous donations from the BUCSC and Beyond the Classroom donors, to be used to assist students financially so that they may more easily access the BE International Summer programs at Wayo Women’s University in Japan and FLACSO in Cuba.
A committee comprised of a representative from the BUCSC;  Associate Registrar, Student Success; Academic Dean; Vice-Principal, Advancement; and Chair, Division of Nutritional Sciences (or designates of the aforementioned) will determine how the funds will be disbursed.
The funds will only be used for students registered at Brescia University College.  The funds can be used for, but not limited to, flights, food, and/or course fees, etc.  There is no limit to the number of students the funds can be distributed to.  A single student will not be permitted to receive more than $1,000 in any given year.  If there is an excess amount of funds in a given year, the balance will be carried over to the next year for disbursement.
To be eligible, students must complete and submit the application form.  The completed form will be due on April 15, 2016, for Summer 2016 excursions.
Each recipient will be asked to write a thank you letter and/or brief summary of their International experience which will be shared with the BUCSC.

BE International Program Fund Application