International Exchange and Study Abroad Opportunities

Acadia University has agreements with universities in other countries for the exchange of students. The following lists the universities by country/region with which Acadia University has formal exchange agreements and the areas of study available to Acadia students while on exchange:

Australia

Newcastle

Host Institution Name: University of Newcastle
Campus Location(s): Newcastle City Campus & Callaghan Campus, Australia
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs*: Art/Performing Arts, Business, Humanities, Cultural and Social Studies, Engineering, IT/Computing, History, Languages, Digital, Media Studies and Public Relations, Design, Science, Other
*Note: Several courses in the handbook will have ‘EP’ in front of the course code, e.g. EPHUMA1000. These courses are not available to Exchange or Study Abroad students. Similar alternative courses will exist under different course codes.
Some courses have requisites and would need approval. Newcastle recommends students to choose courses that do not have a requisite where possible, and if it is necessary for credit equivalency, their admissions team will look into approval for the course.
Key Information & Resources:

- Study Abroad & Exchange Guide
- Key Academic Calendar Dates
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording
- Living Costs Information

Curtin

Host Institution Name: Curtin University
Campus Location(s):
Global Campuses
Partnership Type:
Exchange & Short-Term Study Abroad (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE for 2024-2025)
Academic Programs:
Exchange - All Programs; Short-Term Study Abroad - Global Summer & Winter Programs
Key Information & Resources:
- Study Abroad & Exchange Fact Sheet
- Key Academic Calendar Dates
- Living Costs Information

France

Campus France

Institution Name: Campus France
Bourse France-Acadia Scholarship:
- March 17th application deadline
- Eligibility: Canadian citizen, student at Atlantic Canadian University, wish to study in France from start of Fall semester 2024 for at least one semester, and above age of 18.
- Scholarship covers: Round trip from Canada to France, registration for French public social security and registration for complementary health insurance, French state scholarship status, priority access to university residences (depending on available spots, not guaranteed), and study visa fees in France (exception for university exchange).
- Application Form 2024 - Bourses France-Acadia

Other Scholarship Programs:
- French and Sciences Program
- Graduate Scholars in France
- Campus Bourses
Key Information & Resources:
- Watch: Study in France Presentation
- Study in France Presentation Slides
- France Exchange Pre-Departure Presentation Slides
- Procedure to Submit Etudes en France Application
- Teaching Assistant Program in France Presentation Slides
- Teaching Assistant Program in France Flyer
- France Pre-Departure Checklist

Tours

Host Institution Name: Université de Tours
Campus Location(s): Tours, France
Language of Instruction: French & English
Partnership Type:
Exchange
Academic Programs: All Programs (except the Faculty of Medicine)
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Procedure for Exchange Students
- Exchange Student Guide
- Academic Calendar & Timetable
- Learn French as an Exchange Student
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording

ICN

Host Institution Name: ICN Business School
Campus Location(s): Nancy & Paris, France; Berlin, Germany
Language of Instruction:
English or French
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Business
Program Streams:
Bachelor in Management
- English or French Track
- Nancy or Paris Campus
- Study Rhythm: Classic
Perk! Possibility to obtain ICN Bachelor's Degree in addition to your Acadia Degree. Must have already completed at least 2 years of university, attend ICN on exchange for the full academic year, and successfully complete full course load.
Master in Management 1
- Specializations: Finance, Audit, & Control; Marketing & Business Development; Organization Management & Strategy
- English or French Track
- Nancy, Paris, or Berlin Campus
- Study Rhythm: Classic or Work/Study
Master's Level 1 is Equivalent to Acadia's 4th Year
MSc 1
- Specializations: Finance, Audit, & Control; Marketing & Business Development; Organization Management & Strategy
- English or French Track
- Nancy or Paris Campus
- Study Rhythm: Work/Study
Master's Level 1 is Equivalent to Acadia's 4th Year
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Student Guide
- Watch: A Guide to Living in Nancy, France as an International Student
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording

Germany

Oldenburg

Host Institution Name: University of Oldenburg
Campus Location(s): Oldenburg, Germany (Haarentor Campus & Wechloy Campus)
Language of Instruction: English & German
Partnership Type:
Exchange
Academic Program(s): All Programs OR European Studies in Global Perspectives (EuGl) Program
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Semester dates/ academic calendar
- English course offer for exchange students
- Estimated monthly expenses
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording

HSBI

Host Institution Name: Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI)
Campus Location(s): Bielefeld, Germany
Language of Instruction: English & German
Partnership Type:
Exchange & Short-Term Study Abroad
Academic Program(s): Business (Perk! Exchange students in economics can also acquire the “International Business Manager” certificate at HSBI.)
Short-Term Study Abroad Program: European Summer School
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Guide for International Students
- Overview of English-Taught BA Courses | Bielefeld School of Business
- Housing Guide
- Welcome Week (example)
- Athletic Programs
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording

Wiesbaden

Host Institution Name: Wiesbaden Business School at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Campus Location(s): Wiesbaden, Germany
Language of Instruction: English & German
Partnership Type:
Exchange
Academic Program(s): Business

 

Greece

American College of Greece

Host Institution Name: The American College of Greece
Campus Location(s): Athens, Greece
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: All Programs
Key Information & Resources:
- Key Steps to Study Abroad
- Course Descriptions
- Fees for North American Students (Comprehensive Exchange Fee)

Hong Kong

CityU

Host Institution Name: City University of Hong Kong
Campus Location(s): Kowloon, Hong Kong
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: College of Science (Chemistry, Mathematics, & Physics)
Key Information & Resources:
- Study Plan & Academic Information
- Academic Calendar
- Living Cost

Japan

iCLA

Host Institution Name: International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) (affiliated with Yamanashi Gakuin University)
Campus Location(s): Kofu, Japan
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Humanities, Psychology,  Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Japan Studies
Key Information & Resources:
- Exchange Program Fact Sheet- Academic Calendar 2024- Cost of Living in Japan for Students

Doshisha

Host Institution Name: Doshisha University
Campus Location(s): Kyoto, Japan
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Japanese Culture, Humanities, Social Sciences
Key Information & Resources:
- Guide for Exchange Program 2024-2025- Academic Calendar 2024-2025- Application Process

Acadia X Kurume International Field School

Host Institution Name: Kurume University
Primary Field School Location(s): Kurume, Japan
Partnership Type: Short-Term Study Abroad
Academic Program: Business
Couse Name & Code: BUSI-3783 Doing Business Abroad (3 Credits)
Acadia Instructor(s): Conor Vibert
Program Description: This is a semester long course with an international field school component. The course provides students with insight into the economic conditions, business practices, work environments, cultural context and societal norms of Japan. Learning will occur through travel to the country, site visits, class lectures, and course assignments.
Info Session: Presentation Slides
Program Fee: $5000 (subject to change)
Course Syllabus:
Coming Soon!
Field School Itinerary:
Coming Soon!

Important Dates:

- Information Session: TBD
- Course Registration & Scholarship Application Opens:
January 22, 2024
- Course Registration & Scholarship Application Deadline: March 11, 2024
- Scholarship Recipient Announcement: March 18, 2024
- Course Dates: Academic Calendar
- Field School in Japan Dates:
October 26 - November 11, 2024

Other Considerations:

- Passport: Due to the fast and limited pre-departure timelines for the International Field School, students considering participation that do not have a valid passport or a renewal/new passport application in progress, must apply for a new passport or renew your current passport (your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Japan immediately [E.g. May 11, 2025]).
- Group Experience: The International Field School component of the course, Doing Business Abroad, is an immersive ~2.5 week education abroad experience that will take place in Fall 2024 for an engaged group of students from the Maple League universities. The expected group size will be ~20 people, including students, staff, and faculty from Acadia & Kurume. The full group will travel and participate in the entire program together as a cohort.


Program Scholarship:

- Scholarship Name: Doing Business Abroad Award
- Value: up to $5,000 CAD for international field school related costs, plus course tuition
- Number of Scholarships Awarded:
1
- Overview: The Doing Business Abroad Award is available thanks to the Marjorie Fountain Fund. This award is open to Acadia business students in their third or fourth year, enrolled in the course: Doing Business Abroad, BUSI 3783. The award is given to a student who has a demonstrated interest in world economies, global business practices, and work environments in a range of cultural contexts including societal and business norms in countries other than Canada. 
- Scholarship Application Process: Please submit one PDF including your resume and cover letter. Applications are to be emailed to Kristin Williams, Director of F. C. Manning School of Business Administration. Students may apply or be nominated for the award.  The cover letter should outline the candidate’s demonstrated interest in the opportunity and how they expect to develop personally, academically, and professionally as a result of their participation.
- Restrictions: Not available to students on academic probation and recipients must be a degree seeking student at Acadia University.
- Application Deadline: March 11, 2024

Student Enrollment

- Course Cap: 15 Students
- Please Contact: Leanna McDonald or Jonathan Campbell to enroll

Morocco

AUI

Host Institution Name: Al Akhawayn University
Campus Location(s): Ifrane, Morocco
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: All programs (may be individual course exceptions)
Key Information & Resources:
- Academic Catalog 2023-2024
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Recording
- Presidential Internship Program: For recent graduates - Application deadline of May 5th.
- Fact Sheet 2024-2025

Regular Summer Session or the Arabic and North African Studies Program (ARANAS)

Host Institution Name: Al Akhawayn University
Campus Location(s): Ifrane, Morocco
Partnership Type: Summer Exchange
Summer Session Application Deadline: April 14th, 2024
ARANAS Application Deadline: May 1st, 2024
Key Information & Resources:
- ARANAS Brochure

Netherlands

WUR

Host Institution Name: Wageningen University & Research
Campus Location(s):
Wageningen, Netherlands
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs:
All programs (may be individual course exceptions and must meet prerequisites)
Key Information & Resources:
- Wageningen University Factsheet 2024-2025
- How to Select Courses
-
Structure of the academic year

Semester Equivalency:

The Wageningen academic year is broken up into 6 periods. The information below will help explain how these periods match up to Acadia's academic calendar and the study load of each period.

Fall Semester (September to December) = Period 1 and 2 (12ECTS/6 credits each)

Winter Semester (January to April) = Period 3, 4, and 5 (Periods 3 and 4 are 6 ECTS/3 credits each and period 5  is 12ECTS/6 credits)

Spring/Summer (May to August) = Period 6 and Summer Holiday (12 ECTS/6 credits)

Norway

NMBU

Host Institution Name: Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Campus Location(s): Ås, Norway
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Environmental Studies, Science
Key Information & Resources:
- Incoming Exchange Student Information- Academic Calendar- Exchange Fact Sheet 2024-2025

Spain

Universidad de la Rioja

Host Institution Name: Universidad de la Rioja
Campus Location(s): Logroño, Spain
Partnership Type: Exchange, Study Abroad (Spanish Language Courses)
Academic Programs:  Offer number of English Friendly Courses (Majority of courses are taught in Spanish)
Key Information & Resources:
-Exchange info sheet
- Academic Calendar

Centro de Lenguas Modernas (Universidad de Granada), Granada
- STUDY ABROAD (Spring/Summer semester): Intensive Spanish Language (open to all levels of Spanish fluency) or Intensive Language and Culture (requires B1 minimum fluency) (Spanish medium of instruction)

Sweden

Lund

Host Institution Name: Lund University
Campus Location(s): Lund, Sweden
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Faculty of Social Sciences, and School of Economics and Management (max 2 courses from SEM per semester)
Key Information & Resources:
- Housing in Lund- Courses for Exchange Students- Special Area Study (SAS) Courses
- Photos of Lund
- Watch: Studying at Lund University as an International Student
- Money and living cost
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Recording

United Kingdom

Aberystwyth

Host Institution Name: Aberystwyth University
Campus Location(s): Aberystwyth, Wales
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: All Programs (some courses are NOT available to Exchange students)
Key Information & Resources:
- Accommodation
- Incoming Exchange Student Fact Sheet

QMU

Host Institution Name: Queen Margaret University
Campus Location(s): Edinburgh, Scotland
Language of Instruction: English
Partnership Type:
Exchange
Academic Programs:
- Business Management (including specialisms in Analytics, Digital Marketing, Finance, and Human Resource Management)
- Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
- Drama
- Creative & Cultural Industries (new course for September 2024, Level 1 only)
- Theatre & Film
- Film & Media
- Digital Marketing & Public Relations (new course for September 2024, Level 1 only)
- Psychology
- Psychology & Sociology
- Public Sociology
- Education Studies (Excluding Primary)
- Nutrition
- Science & Innovation (new course for September 2024, Level 1 only)
- Public Health
Key Information & Resources:
- Academic Calendar

Swansea

Host Institution Name: Swansea University
Campus Location(s): Swansea, Wales
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: All Programs (some courses are NOT available to Exchange students)
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Arrival Details
- Life at Swansea
- Cost of Living

Plymouth

Host Institution Name: University of Plymouth
Campus Location(s): Plymouth, England
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Programs: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Health
Key Information & Resources:
- Fact Sheet
- Plymouth's Academic Advisors for Exchange Students
- Semester 1 Exam Provision
- Plymouth's Exchange FAQ
- Student Visa Information
Exchange Information Session:
- Presentation Slides
- Presentation Recording

United States

Bridgewater

Host Institution Name: Bridgewater State University
Campus Location(s): Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): Humanities and Social Studies, Science and Mathematics, Business
Key Information & Resources:
- Living on Campus- Course Search - Academic Calendar- Exchange Fact Sheet

Eastern Connecticut

Host Institution Name: Eastern Connecticut State University
Campus Location(s): Willimantic, Connecticut, USA
Partnership Type: Exchange
Academic Program(s): All programs (except education, social work, and Nursing)
Key Information & Resources:
- Living on Campus- Course Search