making a difference around the world Internationalization and international study options at King’s The range of opportunities for international experiences continues to grow. King’s students may choose from a variety of ways to become more globally aware and engaged. 1. Talk to students from across the world. Over 10% of King’s students are international students from over 35 nations. What better way to get connected globally? The students’ home countries include: Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad, U.K., U.S.A., U.A.E. among others. 2. Join a club, go to hear a speaker, join a discussion forum or be an international peer mentor. Events are offered by the Centre for Social Concern, Centre for Studies in Creativity, the Religious Life Committee and other clubs and groups. 3. What would it be like to study British history in the U.K., French literature in Nice, languages in Germany, culture in Korea, marketing in China, business in Japan, technology innovation in Brazil, social work in Scotland or politics in Australia? Participate in an Exchange Program abroad and in Canada. Instead of just reading about new places, experience them first-hand while earning credits for your degree and paying your fees at King’s. King’s provides an International Study Award of $100 - $2,000 to make this dream a reality! Last year, over 300 students participated in an exchange ranging from three weeks to 12 months in the following countries: Bosnia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A., and the Ukraine. 4. How would you like to make a difference? Volunteer with a charitable or non-governmental organization (NGO), such as Intercordia Canada, Canada World Youth, World Vision, Global Volunteer, One World Education and Save A Family, amongst others, while participating in a course. You will gain incredible
insight and experience while earning a credit towards your degree. 5. Learn another language in an immersion program. Opportunities await in Holguin (Cuba), Trois-Pistoles (Quebec) and Nice (France). Some programs are a full year while others are short, intensive programs in the spring/summer term. 6. Experience another culture in another country. Sponsored by our university partners in Korea, King’s students study and tour for six weeks in this ancient culture and thriving economy. 7. Brazil is one of the most technologically and environmentally advanced nations in the world. Take a commercial mission and visit industry and government for credit and experience. 8. Students can study for a short term (four to six weeks) at our university partners in China, Korea and Sweden. Courses include Finance, Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Management and Organizational Behaviour, and Childhood and Social Institutions. 9. Social Work students have a range of international opportunities including exchanges with Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, the Cuernavaca Centre for International Dialogue on Development (Mexico) and the University of Costa Rica. Planning for partnerships at institutions in Scotland and China is now underway. Within a diverse Canadian culture and amidst growing globalization, social workers must be culturally sensitive and aware of global issues. King’s is a leader in internationalization. We believe that a critical part of a university education is an awareness and understanding of global issues and a variety of cultures. What better way to make a difference? For more information please visit: kings.uwo.ca/current-students/international/
Published on Oct 3, 2012
Published on Oct 3, 2012
This publication is a guide for prospective students to the programs, people and places of King's University College at Western University.