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Desautels Faculty of Management BCom International Exchange Program
BCom Program Int’l. Advisers l Fernanda Moreno (Fernanda. [email protected] ca ) l Ivana Cacciotti (Ivana. [email protected] ca ) l Elena Bouchard (Elena. [email protected] ca) l Giulia Campofredano- Associate Director, BCom Program l Heather Mc. Combie- Associate Director, BCom Student Affairs
What is an Exchange? l l l One term/year at a host institution Earn credits for your program Mc. Gill tuition fees. l You pay 15 credits per term no matter how many credits you complete Why go on exchange? Benefits of participating in an international activity. . .
When do I go on Exchange? l Academic Year: l l l U 2: Ideal U 3 : Graduation is likely to be delayed Terms: l l Fall Winter l l Most popular term Full-Year: l there are restrictions as to where students can go for a full year: § § l Course availability School demand Verify when term ends if you plan to return to Mc. Gill the following academic session
Application Requirements l l U 1, U 2 or U 3 (U 3 students, please see adviser). 3. 0 CGPA l l 2. 7 to 3. 0 CGPA l l l Minimum requirement to be eligible for an exchange program application may be considered on case by case basis extenuating circumstances only in consultation with exchange partners No guarantee of a nomination nor acceptance A higher CGPA may be required to be a competitive applicant for the more popular exchange destinations You must be registered full-time at the time of application
Application Process l On-Line application goes live on November 13 th l How to apply in Minerva l Deadline to submit on-line exchange application is: January 15, 2018 For the 2018 -2019 Academic year l Application non-refundable fee of $150. This charge must be paid before next year registration begins to avoid registration holds l Submit supporting documents to the SESA Office when required
Application l l Statement of purpose l Write a statement for each host (approx. 1/2 page per host) l Statement should not be used to make personal requests List of courses l Minimum of 8 per institution per term l Choose institutions that have a good selection of courses for your program l Courses are not guaranteed during your exchange term
School Selection l l Demand is high and spaces are limited (4 to 8 spots/ partner school/ year) Application permits 4 choices l l l Must be in order of preference You must be willing to go to any of the choices submitted in the application Students who are not nominated to any of their 4 choices will be given alternative options
Research l It is your responsibility to research key information about your host school: l Country, City, School Course offerings in your specialization and/or electives Number of courses required for 15 Mc. Gill credits Add/Drop deadlines Start/End term dates OSD support Campus & residence location Language of Study Proximity to Temple, Chapel, Synagogue l Dietary restrictions l l l l
Exchange Options l Direct Bilateral – Business school exchange agreements (Management Faculty) l Bilateral – University wide exchange agreements (General) l List of Schools
Nomination Process l Direct Bilateral Schools(Management): l Decisions are based on: l l Available spaces CGPA Statement of Purpose You will hear about your nomination about one month after the application deadline
Nomination Process l Bilateral Schools (General): l Nominations are based on a Lottery System: l l l Decisions are made by the central Exchange Office in Enrolment Services You are in competition with students from other faculties You will hear about your nomination four to six weeks after application deadline
Nomination Process l If you apply for both University Wide and Management Faculty schools, we will tend to give you Management Faculty Schools.
If you do not get any of your 4 choices: l We will contact you to ask you: l l l If you want to apply to the Bilateral Schools still available If you want to go the lottery to apply for General Partners If you applied to General Schools only, you will be given other General School options § Note: it may be too late to be considered for our Direct Bilateral Schools if none of the General Schools offered interest you.
After you have been nominated l l No changes can be made For timelines and what to expect, please visit: l http: //www. mcgill. ca/students/international/student s-going-abroad/ive-been-accepted The wait Application to host University Course Approval
Exchange Course Approval Process l Step 1 l l l View current and past equivalency decisions l To submit new requests Step 2 l l Visit the Mc. Gill Course Equivalency System to: Fill out the Transfer Credit Assessment Form in Minerva with the database approved courses and notify the BCom Office studentexchange. [email protected] ca Step 3 l BCom Exchange Adviser will approve the course selection in Minerva. The course approval process will then be complete.
Exchange Course Approval Process l l l If you wish to add new courses, steps 1 to 3 must be followed every time Courses approved as equivalent in the database may not be worth 3 Mc. Gill credits It is important to have declared the appropriate specialization(s).
Transfer Credit Policy A maximum number of credits from outside Mc. Gill may be granted (Exchange, Study Away, IUTs): l l 12 Mc. Gill credits for your major 6 Mc. Gill credits for your concentration or minor § l l l Exception: IB Concentration 9 Mc. Gill credits for management core No limit for elective credits 6 Mc. Gill credits of topics courses towards any specialization (includes courses taken at Mc. Gill and other institutions)
Transfer Credit Policy l l Maximum 15 credits per term can be transferred back to Mc. Gill Number of host institution’s courses required for 15 Mc. Gill credits: l l Different for each school Depends on their full-time load for the term l Examples: § § § l 30 ECTS= 15 Mc. Gill credits 60 CATS= 15 Mc. Gill credits 48 Units= 15 Mc. Gill Overload not permitted
Important: l l l Cannot select Exchange courses as pass/fail Ensure you meet your course pre-requisites CPA program: verify course requirements with the specific order Minor courses should be approved by Mc. Gill minor adviser Request to Cancel Exchange Term Form
Important: l Host school’s acceptance materials will include visa information l l For visa related issues contact Embassy or Consulate Consult the website/exchange office of host school for: l l Course offerings Registration Residences Add/drop deadlines (if any)
Travel Awards & Scholarships l l l Mobility Award James Hartt Schurman Memorial Award Rio Tinto Alcan International Scholarships (awarded for exchange or internship) U 21 Award DAAD http: //www. mcgill. ca/students/international/go abroad/funding
Pre-Departure Session & Travel Registry l Mandatory: l Pre-departure session l l given by the Office of International Education Mc. Gill travel registry http: //www. mcgill. ca/students/international/go abroad/predeparture http: //www. mcgill. ca/students/international/go abroad/registry
DEN l Desautels Exchange Network l l Student-run organization Mandate: connect full-time Desautels students with incoming international exchange students. Facebook: Desautels Exchange Network [email protected] com
The Ca. PS Experiential Learning Program (Ex. L Program) l Students are encouraged to: l l set goals expectations and learning outcomes, assess and understand the skills they currently have as well as ones they have developed Tools to: l clearly articulate this information on paper or in interviews