International Exchange Process (Outbound)
STEP 1: Check Eligibility

Registration for the program is open to 3rd, 4th and Master level student who:

STEP 2: Apply for Program

Faculty of Architecture Students at the University of Manitoba must apply through the Faculty Exchange Coordinator, Yvonne Halden. Please email, or visit Yvonne in Room 201, John A. Russell Building, to discuss your interest and options. The Faculty Exchange Coordinator will help match you up with an appropriate exchange program and answer any questions you have about the program. Once you have discussed your interest, and been approved you will be able to complete and submit an online application.

A complete application includes:

  • application form
  • current transcript
  • intended course list
  • short essay outlining your reasons for applying

To start your international exchange application visit the Outbound Faculty of Architecture Exchange Portal (you will be required to log in through JUMP).

STEP 3: Choose Courses

Meet with the department head for your option or master program to discuss course options at the university you are planning to attend. You will work closely with the Faculty Exchange coordinator in regards to processing the paperwork.

STEP 4: Submit a "Letter of Permission" Request

Once accepted, submit a "Letter of Permission" for course transfer evaluation.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS AND IS USED IN REGISTERING YOU AT U of M AND IN THE CALCULATION OF FEES WHICH MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO LEAVING.

(See the Transfer Credit section of the main Outgoing exchange page for steps on applying for the L.O.P.)

STEP 5: Nomination to the Partner University

When the faculty approves your participation in the exchange, your name, email will be forwarded to the partner institution, and they will then contact you directly to apply start their process

STEP 6: Application, arrange travel and living requirements

  • Apply to the partner institution
  • Arrange your passport and visas
  • Arrange your accommodations
  • Arrange your travel and insurance

STEP 7: Consider Other Aspects of Your Exchange Experience

Students confirmed to go on an exchange are required to attend a one-day Pre-Departure Orientation given by the International Centre. Various issues of going on an exchange are presented and the information provided will give you a good foundation for your preparations. The International Centre for Students' Pre-Departure Handbook For University of Manitoba Students Travelling Abroad provides valuable information on immigration matters and loan procedures, documentation, insurance, financial concerns, other health-related matters, etc. It also discusses cultural issues and ways to prepare you for life abroad. The handbook is a good starting-point for getting your affairs in order prior to an exchange. Additionally, you should search the web and find out all you can about the place(s) you are going to. We have provided some links through this page that may help you. Most importantly, you should be aware of the cultural differences you may encounter and how they will contribute to culture shock. Facing a new culture and cultural differences and how they affect one’s ability to understand and function in a new and unfamiliar environment is something you should be aware of and prepared for. To assist you, we have prepared the following section.

PREPARING FOR YOUR EXCHANGE - Research Your Destination's Local Customs, Culture, and People Centre for Intercultural Learning Provides an insight and resourceful information on different countries and their cultures. Global Affairs: Canadians Travelling and Living Abroad Provides up-to-date destination information on safety and security, and local laws and customs. Three webpages that provides suggestions to help settling in to your new surroundings and be more at ease in a new environment Coping with Culture Shock Culture Crossing Settling in

To learn more about studying abroad contact:
Yvonne Halden
Faculty Exchange Coordinator
204 474 8769
yvonne.halden@umanitoba.ca

Testimonial

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Emily Sinclair MLA (SLU- Sweden) While studying and living in Malmo, I had the opportunity to learn first hand, the importance of travelling while learning. Learning a new language and the chance to learn about a new culture of course but also, getting a unique insight into worlds I would not be exposed to otherwise. Sweden, I quickly found, was characterized by the daily activities. The first thing I noticed was a tendency to take time for oneself. Whether it was a coffee break (‘fika’), a picnic in the park, or even the class schedules, which revolved around free evenings and weekends, the residents of Malmo certainly knew how to rest. By living in a city, rather than just visiting, I was exposed to this pattern of daily activities that would not have revealed itself if I had stayed only a short while. Being exposed to not only amazing projects and cities but also, Landscape Architecture students from around the world, I was privy to not only the value systems and priorities of Swedish landscape architecture programs but also others across Europe. I can confidently say that this trip was the greatest learning experience of my university career thus far.