In today’s world, it is essential for management students to acquire a global orientation. The international exchange programs of the Telfer School of Management provide just such an opportunity. Students can complete their academic and professional endeavours in another institution abroad and at the same time discover another country, a new culture and different customs. Furthermore, students who take part in this experience bring back unforgettable memories. The international outreach of the Telfer School is stronger than ever through agreements and partnerships with 37 institutions in 20 different countries!

In the Fall 2011 semester, many students left Ottawa for a unique experience, they are sharing their story with us.

Ali Babul – City University of Hong Kong

Ali Babul "Overall, my exchange to Hong Kong was amazing.  Hong Kong is the epitome of East meets West, as you will surely find out.  The people you meet here are wonderful; the culture you are submerged in is different but intriguing; and studying in HK is completely different than studying back home.  It is a unique opportunity, especially for those at Telfer, to come to a booming economy on the other side of the world.  My experience was stellar, so much so that I would love to come back and live here!"  

Jennifer Viscosi – University of Mannheim

Jennifer Viscosi "My exchange semester has been one of the best of my life. I have met truly incredible people, learned a lot about a culture I was unfamiliar with, learned a new language, travelled to places I never thought I would go and have truly experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was really able to learn a lot about myself and the world that surrounds me, which is why I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity. It takes a lot of planning and it may be stressful and scary at times, however in the end it’s worth it!"

Jennifer is currently studying at The University of Sydney in Australia on her second exchange.

To find out more about the Telfer School International Exchange Program, click here.