Please go directly to the program’s webpage for more information! You should consider the following things (and more!) when deciding which Exchange is best for you:
- Program Dates – some locations have semester dates that are drastically different than those in the U.S. Check on the university's website directly for the exact dates for your semester of interest, which typically include an international student orientation at the beginning and an exam period at the end.
- Course Options – make sure that the courses offered at the host university will keep you on track here at Butler. You can do this by creating a four-, five-, or six-year plan with your academic advisor. See what you would take during a "normal" semester here at Butler and use that information to research if the university you're interested in studying abroad at offers similar courses. You will get your study abroad courses approved after you've been accepted to your program with a Course Approval Form from the CGE; this form is available in mid-October for the following spring semester and mid-March for the following fall semester in the CGE's pre-departure packet.
- Language Requirements – do you have to speak the local language to take classes at this institution? If so, make sure you speak that language! Many universities in non-English-speaking countries offer a few courses (and sometimes entire degree programs!) in English.
- Intensive Language Opportunities (if they exist and if you are interested) – sometimes universities offer a pre-semester intensive language program. This is a great way to learn a bit of the local language, as well as meet other incoming international students. These are typically offered for an additional fee.
- Housing Options – see what options are available, if they are of interest, and if they are within your price range. Many study abroad programs do not include a meal plan, so factor that into your budget.
- Clubs & Activities Available – determine what you could get involved in at the host institution to round out your study abroad experience and meet local students.
To find the answers to these questions for HEC Montreal, please click here
If you accept your Exchange placement, you will continue to pay Butler University tuition for your semester abroad, instead of the tuition cost listed on the university’s website. Additionally, you will receive 100% of your federal financial aid and 100% of your Butler University institutional aid and scholarships for your semester abroad. You will be billed for your Butler tuition and activity fee, as well as the study abroad fee, through your Butler student account. You are responsible for paying your host university’s housing costs and must be prepared to pay these fees to the host university upon arrival. In addition to the costs previously listed, you are also responsible for your own international airfare*, passport/visa expenses, additional health insurance, and all personal/travel expenses.
*Please note that the dates listed on this program’s itinerary are tentative and should not be used to book flights.
This is considered a Butler Exchange program. As a Butler University student, you will first apply internally with the CGE through this online application system (click "Apply Now" at the top of this page). Please remember that Exchanges are not guaranteed placements! The CGE will do their best to place you at your preferred university, but they cannot guarantee that your top choice will be available. Once you have been placed, you will receive additional instructions from the CGE on how to apply for the university at which you are placed.