Exchange Students Testimonial
From Hailey Mills - BA (Hons) '16, BBA '19
“Going to Japan was the best decision! The cultural experience made the time so interesting and fun. I felt that it was better going as a student rather than a tourist because I was able to immerse myself and learn more about the Japanese culture, language and way of life. I also was able to make so many Japanese and international friends that I am still in contact with.”
From Thierno Bah B.Com.(Spécialisé) '18
Rennes Touch! “My name is Thierno and when I was a student, I went to Rennes in France as part of an exchange program. It was an incredible experience. I met amazing people and I am still in contact with most of them. I’ve learned a lot from Brittany, and they are best-known thanks to their famous “crêpes”. Going to Rennes was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I really encourage students to go to study abroad because this kind of experience can change a life.”
Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics （China)
Overview of the partnership
Under the agreement signed in 2012 and the renewed agreement signed in 2016, each year up to 100 students will begin their first year of study at ZUFE. They will then enrol in the six weeks LU-ZUFE Dual Degrees Summer Bridging Program (Part 1) offered by Laurentian English Language Institute in Hangzhou. After they finish their second year of study in Hangzhou, they will enrol in the two weeks Summer Bridging Program (Part 2) in our Sudbury campus two weeks before the class start from September. After successful completion of the 33 credits during 12 months period in Sudbury, these students will return to ZUFE in Hangzhou to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. With this dual degree program, they will receive two bachelor degrees, one from each institution.
Located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province in China, ZUFE has a focus on Economics and Management. It has also successfully branched into programs such as Literature, Art, Law, Science, and Engineering. It is an outstanding university with a growing reputation in China and abroad.
ZUFE has three campuses totalling 388 acres, all of which have excellent teaching and research facilities. The campuses all have tree-lined roadways, gardens and parklands. At present, ZUFE has a physical, educational department, an independent college, a continuing educational college, and 14 different Schools. It has 45 bachelor and 38 master programs in total. ZUFE has over 1,300 staff members, including 818 full-time professors and instructors, to serve a total of 20,000 full-time students. ZUFE’s School of Accounting serves 3,000 students and is the top school of its kind in Zhejiang (a province with a population of 55 million).
Current LU-ZUFE Dual Degree Agreements
Since 2012, we have signed two renew agreements, the current agreements valid until Dec 31, 2025. We are expecting 24 ZUFE students to come to Laurentian in Fall 2020.
In 2016, First Laurentian Convocation in China - President Blog - http://blog.laurentian.ca/president/?p=1452
In 2020, First Virtual Convocation in China - Click here
Promoting students exchange in Asia and the Pacific
Laurentian University is also a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). This means that Laurentian students can complete their exchange through ISEP at one of their 300 partner institutions in more than 50 countries. ISEP is a non-profit educational community dedicated to helping students overcome barriers to studying abroad.
*There are additional application, placement, and processing fees for ISEP exchanges.
✈ ISEP website
✈ Apply and pay with ISEP online.
✈ Additional application and processing fees.