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Why Student Exchange



A student exchange programme complements your formal education in important and exciting ways. Imagine living overseas for anything from three to nine months.

You will become immersed in the culture of a different country while experiencing a new academic environment and gaining valuable international experience. The student exchange programme will allow you to learn a lot about yourself.

While being an exchange student is challenging it is also a rewarding and fun experience since you are actually living in your host country as a member of that community.

Student exchange programmes promote tolerance, maturity and independence. They also encourage an international perspective and in a very competitive world these are highly sought after qualities.

 

Benefits:

Student exchange is an investment for life. The experience can be beneficial in many different and valuable ways:

  • Learn another language and open career doors you didn’t know existed
  • Get to know how others live and come to see the world from another perspective
  • Test yourself and acquire independence and maturity
  • Make new friends and appreciate old ones even more
  • Gain experience and judgment
  • Learn about the world first hand
 

Long after you return home your exchange experience will influence and inform your life. It will provide you with a substantial backdrop from which to make future study and career choices. Employers are increasingly alert to the benefits of student exchange. Your experience will set you apart from the crowd and mark you as someone who has proven themselves in challenging circumstances.
 

Enjoy the Experience of a Lifetime!

 


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Contact us for further information:
Telephone: (246) 417-4972/417-4656 | Fax: (246) 424-3320 | Email: internationaloffice@cavehill.uwi.edu