Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University offers a very interesting, exciting opportunity for students who would like to study abroad. The International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for Ryerson students to internationalize their studies and develop a greater understanding of the globalization of today’s marketplace. Ryerson has partner institutions around the world, which allow for students for exchanging students. Currently, the Ted Rogers School of Management has exchange partners across the world, including Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Mexico, Chile, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Sweden, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Scotland, Spain and many more.
Students who are interested in participating in the program must meet certain requirements, such as minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, completion of an entry essay and application. Students generally study abroad for one semester during their second, third or fourth year of study, and return to complete their degree. The exchange coordinators will work together with students to find a partner university that offers a good match for their studies program. However, Ted Rogers School of Management offers a specific list of universities that offer business related programs that can be found here to assist students with selecting the best university for them.
Personally, I took the advantage of the international exchange program within my third year in January 2014 to study abroad in France. I cannot begin to express how rewarding this experience was. The information sessions and exchange coordinators helped me in finding a university that would be best suited for my needs and requirements. I attended SKEMA University, which offered many business and retail-related courses. While attending school abroad, I was able to gain more of an insight on the international market. There were also many differences in terms of teaching styles and cultural differences, which required flexibility and adaptability.
There are many other rewarding factors from being able to study abroad. For example, I was able to form many lasting friendships with people who come from all over the world. Studying within Europe also provided me with MANY opportunities to travel. I was able to visit many places that I wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise, at very low costs. It also prepared me to work in international and diverse markets, network, and most importantly it made the learning experience fun. Overall, it was a very positive and rewarding experience that I would recommend to all students who have the opportunity!
For more information, I would recommend you visit an exchange coordinator as they can help you get onto the right track in terms of studying abroad. Also, visit the Ted Rogers School of Management International Exchange page for more information.