Every student is required to spend at least one academic term abroad at one of the Schulich School's exchange partners provided they have met promotional criteria, and have an overall average of 5.5 for the academic session prior to their exchange term. While on exchange, the student must carry a full-time course load. The exchange term is either in Year 3 or Year 4.
Some exchange partners require that students stay for a full academic year. Other partners permit (but do not require) a full-year exchange. Full year exchanges can be accommodated in the program by arranging for any required courses that are missed at York to be replaced by similar courses while on exchange; if a suitable replacement is not available, the missing course can be taken at York upon return.
A student may choose an exchange institution that teaches in the student's chosen language of study. However, this is not mandatory. English-language instruction is permissible, although a continuation of language study is highly recommended during the exchange. iBBA students will compete with BBA students for exchange spots.
The course taken on exchange will be graded at York on a pass/fail basis, as is currently the practice with on-going exchanges in the BBA, MBA, and IMBA programs. Courses normally will be counted as fulfilling the Schulich course requirements, except that language courses will be counted as fulfilling the language course requirements for iBBA students and as non-business electives for BBA students.
For more information on Schulich's Study Abroad Program, please select one of the links above, visit the International Resource Centre in the Schulich International Relations Office, Room W263, or contact the Undergraduate International Program Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org