Every year, outstanding second year students may apply to participate in student exchanges during their third year of an Honors degree with two European universities that provide full instruction in English and have innovative and rewarding programs:

  • Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands: Program specializes in international economics and uses the problem-based learning approach.

The deadline for applications is usually early to mid-January.  You should always check with the Exchange Office for school specific deadlines. Full information on the process, and application forms, are available.

Students find exchanges very rewarding both personally and academically. Participants pay Western tuition and are responsible for living expenses, textbooks, meals etc. while abroad. The above two exchanges are specifically tailored for students in Economics. Western has a large number of other exchanges that are open to students more broadly.  A list and further information is available from the Western Student Development Centre: Exchange Programs: Leaving Western.