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Academic Exchange

Experience student life in another part of the world – while earning credits toward your York degree! Choose your academic exchange location from among York’s 120+ international partner institutions in more than 40 countries, and complete one semester or a full academic year. While you have options, most students apply during their second year to spend their third year abroad.

York International

Visit the Academic Exchange website for all the details you need about applying, language and GPA requirements, your destination options, costs and available funding, important dates and deadlines, and more.


You may be eligible for up to $1,500 in funding from LA&PS, as well as awards from other sources, to cover costs associated with going on an academic exchange. Check out our Funding page for details.


Distinguish your degree by choosing an International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) – it’s much like a regular BA, but with a global angle. You'll complete internationally focused courses, language credits and go on an Academic Exchange for at least a full term.

LA&PS Alum

Larissa Crawford

BA, International Development Studies

In doing my research, I became exposed to exchange programs and how that would be a really great way to go abroad and do the work that I love.

— Larissa Crawford