Study Abroad

Interested in Studying Abroad or going on an Exchange?

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has the answers to your questions about Study Abroad and Exchange. Please see our tutorial on the things to consider and steps to take in order to earn your Western credits abroad.

How to earn credits towards your degree through study abroad or exchange

Learn more about Western's Exchange and Study Abroad Opportunities

Check out our Annual Photo Contest for students who have studied abroad! 

Study Abroad and Exchange, Germany and German Speaking Countries
Ontario / Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program
Contact Rebecca Denby for more information on the Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Exchange,

"Going on exchange was one of the best experiences of my university career. I believe any student who has a chance should go for a year abroad. The challenges and experiences will change your perspective of yourself and your perspective of the world. You will challenge your limits and in the process learn more about your abilities and make friendships that will last a lifetime."
Ceyda Yetkiner

Study Abroad and Exchange, Latin America and Spain
My 6-week experience in Cuba was amazing as a travel experience, but even more lucrative as a learning experience. Being immersed in the language all day, every day made learning much easier than it would have been sitting down for homework every night in Canada. I was also learning by doing everyday activities, such as browsing in a bookstore, going out to restaurants with friends, and hanging out with local students. I can say now, with confidence, that I can speak Spanish and feel comfortable enough to carry on a conversation with old teachers. I used to be embarrassed to speak because I knew I made mistakes and didn’t have much practice, but my experience abroad broke the ice and encouraged me to speak more often. This ultimately made me a better Spanish student, and made finishing my certificate a lot easier!

Katelyn Barnes

Study in Holguin, Cuba

Study Abroad and Exchange, Italy

Borgo Rondine Got any plans for May 2017? Study abroad this summer in Arezzo, Italy at the nearby elegantly restored medieval village of Rondine Citadel of Peace.

Deadline to register is *extended deadline* January 11, 2017 via Career Central.

More Information

Who can apply?
Any student enrolled at Western (Affiliates included) and interested in pursuing the study of Italian language and culture at the beginning and intermediate level; students with interest in international relations, peace building, conflict resolution, intercultural competence.

How long can I go for?
Depending on the course, from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 4 weeks, in May 2017

How much does it cost?
$ 1200 - $4000 (not including airfare) including accommodation, weekly lunch, monthly transit pass, some cultural excursions, local coordinator, language courses materials

Tuscany, Italy

When does the program start?
Register in Winter 2017, travel takes place in intersession 2017

Language of Instruction
Italian (language and culture) and English (seminar in intercultural competence and peace building)

How many credits do I need to earn?
ITA 1045 Italian for Travellers I (0.5); OR I ITA 1046 talian for Travellers II (0.5); OR ITA 2202 Intermediate Italian in Italy (1.0); OR ITA 2267/SJSP 3377 Seminar in Who is the Other? Ethical Responses to the Contemporary Crisis of Migration in Europe (0.5 - with ITA 1045 Italian for Travellers I as a pre-requisite)

Will accommodation be provided?
Accommodations in shared double room in fully equipped apartments in the city centre, with weekly cleaning

Information Session: TBA for the Winter term

Exchange, India
Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa exchange program

Exchange, Japan
Waseda University Exchange
Waseda University - Waseda Summer Session

Teaching Assistantships
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Program
Grants are funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain
PAD Fremdsprachenassistenten program

Work as a language and culture Assistant in Spain

For more information on exchanges and study abroad, please contact the Undergraduate Chair Prof. Angela Borchert at