Katie Krafick is a third year student currently on exchange at The University of Queensland. Katie was selected by Go Study in Australia to be one of nine student bloggers from North America to write about her time ‘Down Under’. Read about her experiences here.
Western Law upper-year students have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester while earning credit towards their Western J.D. degree.
The experience of being immersed in a different culture is one of the most enriching aspects of this unique and rewarding educational experience.
Each fall an information session is held to provide specific information about the exchange programs for the upcoming year. All interested students are encouraged to attend to learn more about exchange opportunities and to meet the visiting exchange students.
Exchange Program Information Session
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12:30 in Room 36 or
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:30 in Room 36
Attendance is required at one of the Exchange Information Sessions in order to receive application materials for the 2013-13 academic year.
Students pay tuition to Western, thereby avoiding international student tuition at the host schools. Students are still required to fulfill all graduation requirements for Western Law, including credit hours, January term requirements and course approvals.
For students considering an exchange term in third year, it is strongly recommended that both compulsory courses and two of the core courses be completed during second year.
Studying abroad can enhance your J.D. experience
Picture yourself immersed in a new environment where you can:
It is each student's responsibility to research each host university for accurate sessional dates for the coming academic year. In addition, a mandatory orientation session for exchange students may be offered at the host university prior to the commencement of the term.
"Exchange changes your outlook on life. You'll meet extraordinary people and do things you wouldn't normally do, personally and professionally. There is nothing quite like exchange that will impact your development."
-- Andrea Yau Fall 2010 exchange term at Stockholm University