Exchanges offer Ontario students the opportunity to expand their perspective of the world, adapt to a diversity of cultures, and develop the leadership skills necessary to excel in the global economy. As students study abroad or take part in service-learning programs, they are gaining the knowledge, talent and confidence to advance their careers and develop an international professional network.
Ontario universities offer a wide array of programs that introduce international perspectives and tackle global issues. These programs incorporate experiential learning to bridge barriers among cultures, foster relationships that grow Ontario’s economy, and work towards global social justice. Travelling internationally as part of a degree program can offer a better understanding of a field of study, develop curiosity into practical knowledge about the world and help build global networks. Some of the many international opportunities and programs available to Ontario university students are outlined in COU’s Bringing Life to Learning report.