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Student Experiences

Study Abroad - Outbound Exchange


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Photo By: Betina Rebelo Collaço Oliveira – Chonnam National University, Korean Exchange - Gwangju Confucian School

Interested in finding out what UWinnipeg student experiences were while on exchange?  Take a look below at the testimonials.  

Program profiles and factsheets are also available at the Exchange Resource area.  Visit an Exchange Student Assistant to learn more.   Once accepted for a UWinnipeg exchange, you will be introduced to other UWinnipeg students who have gone abroad on the same program as you.   

Australia - University of New England

"My time in Australia and at the University of New England was amazing! I met so many amazing people along the way and have made life long connections. Doing a study abroad program allowed me to travel and experience another culture, while continuing my education. There were some days that were hard, but I would do it again in a heart beat!" - Joanna

“I would highly recommend an exchange. It’s an amazing experience that changed my life. I met so many wonderful people from all over the world and made friendships that will last a lifetime. Doing an exchange allowed me to see different parts of the world while continuing my education. The University of New England is a university where you get to personally know your professors and they go out of their way to inspire and help you. I definitely wish I had chosen to study abroad for a whole year instead of just a semester!” - Bryce

France - Tours
"My time in Tours, France was an amazing experience. There is so much to see and do in and around Tours. Being an exchange student there allowed me to meet students from all over the world as well as French local students.  I’m extremely glad that I was there for two semesters because the time flew by so quickly. The University of Tours has many different courses available to its exchange students and the exchange department hosts lots of activities for the international students throughout the year. Every day brought new challenges and experiences that I know I will carry along with me for the rest of my life." - Carling

Germany - University of Bamberg
“First of all I would like to thank University of Winnipeg and all the people who have given me this golden opportunity to achieve this great experience.  Student exchange is the opportunity to do and see things you could of never dreamed of. Gain new friends and become a local in another culture. A journey of discovery and personal growth filled with unforgettable memories. After spending one year in Bamberg, Germany, I can say that I have learnt so much from the German culture and most of all my German has improved much more than what I had expected before going into this program. I have gained more experience, confidence and self-dependence within this year than ever. A big thank again to everyone who has made it possible.”   - Mila

 
"My time in Bamberg, Germany was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had in my life. With only a population just over 70,000 people, student life dominates the city. I met some of my greatest friends from all over the world and still keep in touch to this day. Another great thing is that Germany is in the heart of Europe making it very easy to travel to other nearby countries, also inexpensively. The University of Bamberg really goes out of there way to help international students and plan a lot of excursions and events. I improved my language skills while also experiencing another education system. Studying abroad has opened a lot of new doors for me. It is a time in my life I will never forget." - Taylor

 “My time in Bamberg, Germany as an exchange student was an enriching, rewarding, and valuable experience. Not only did I get an opportunity to learn a new language, I got to experience one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. Germans were very kind, friendly, and helpful to me during my exchange and I made some great and lifelong friends. In addition, the University of Bamberg offered subsidized excursions to 10 German cities (including Berlin and Potsdam) and 1 Austrian city (Salzburg) which allowed me to travel throughout Germany during my 11 month exchange. This has been a great and positively life-changing experience. I highly recommend the exchange experience to students at the University of Winnipeg”.    - Bryan

Republic of Korea - Chungnam National University
“Korea was an amazing experience; trying new food, discovering new places and most importantly making new friends. Learning about the culture and customs was mind blowing but very fascinating. I would definitely recommend traveling abroad to everyone especially for study!”  - Monique