Study Abroad Opportunities
Pilon School of Business – Study Abroad
PARTNER INSTITUTION – Academic Year 2019 – 2020
Study in Switzerland:
About University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
Switzerland is one of the most innovative and competitive countries in the world. For several years now it has topped the rankings of both the Global Innovation Index and the Global Competitiveness Index. Switzerland’s universities of applied sciences are strong partners to the Swiss economy.
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW ranks amongst Switzerland’s leading and most innovative universities of applied sciences.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – Olten / Basel, SWITZERLAND
Academic Student Exchange Coordinator
Providing a gateway to exciting opportunities to study abroad with various Sheridan partner institutions. Professor Kamzol is your resource to exploring enriching and rewarding semesters abroad while completing your Bachelors degree at the Pilon School of Business.
Professor and Academic Student Exchange Coordinator
Pilon School of Business
4180 Duke of York Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 0G5
T: 905 459 7533 ext.2664
F: 905 874 4309
The Opportunities !
Students at Sheridan can either apply for a full semester abroad (either a Fall Semester of Study typically August – January OR a Spring Semester of Study typically February – June). In this case students once selected work with the BBA Advisors to select a range of courses for which they are eligible and for which there is room within their program of study at Sheridan. Advisors work to establish as many Sheridan course equivalents as possible, ideally, since the student will be paying tuition at Sheridan, this would be the equivalent of 5 full time course equivalents. There are opportunities as well for students who may be limited to Part Time studies abroad of less than 4 credits as well. Students will develop Learning Agreements. Upon completion of study at the Partner school students will be awarded AS, Advanced Standing, for the courses successfully completed.
In addition to full semester study abroad students can choose to pursue a Summer School opportunity abroad during which a student will earn 1 full time credit (for a specific Sheridan BBA course equivalent) for study over either a two week or three week period at one of our Partner schools. These Summer School opportunities typically run in July or August of each summer.
How to Apply
Sheridan and the Pilon School of Business believe that the Study Abroad Opportunity for its Bachelors students can be a positive and enriching experience. Over the course of a student’s investment in Sheridan studies students will be informed and updated on new and exciting opportunities for study possibilities for a term and at the post-grad level. Beginning in their first year students can develop their plans for applying for and, if selected, participating in these exciting opportunities.
FOR FULL SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD:
Information sessions begin each year in late Fall with opportunities for students to contact the Academic Student Exchange Co-ordinator and Student Advisors for further information. Applications are available for students to fill out and provide for consideration. The Pilon School of Business will review the applications and confirm those students for presentation to Partner Institutions. Selection is based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, academic standing, overall application materials and the student’s preparedness to undertake the exchange. Applications are due during January of each year with selections made in February for study opportunities in the following Fall and Winter/Spring Semesters. Following acceptance formal application to the overseas Partner schools is initiated. During the course of the months following students will be guided in the application process (by both the Host Institution and Sheridan) and advice provided in their preparation for attending the course of study selected.
FOR SUMMER SCHOOL STUDY:
Information sessions are held in February of each year with students able to apply for positions available in the coming summer. Applications once approved are processed directly by the Partner schools.
From time to time dates and the particulars of the application process may change and Sheridan and the Pilon School of Business reserve the right to make changes to such as required.
If you have any questions or would like to submit your completed application form, please contact Stan Kamzol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Abroad Application
KEY DATES APPROACHING !!!
Information Sessions will be advertised during the last week of October. Dates for this year are Monday, November 5th and Monday, November 12th. Watch the announcements.
Applications due by end January 2019 …. please look at material posted for your consideration.
“As I reflect back on my experience at the Netherlands, it was an eye opening experience in many ways. Interacting with the students from around the globe with different values, cultures, and religion for 5 months changed my perspective on many countries. Furthermore, coming from the culture where everything is abundant, I was shocked at how everything was small, congested, and eco-friendly in Europe. However, I learned how to change myself and adapt to the European culture and lifestyle. Also, as it was my first time living away from home, I did laundry, cooked meals, and managed finances for the very first time. One of the perks of being in the Netherlands was the ability to travel to various countries at will. During my stay, I was fortunate enough to visit more than more than 9 countries, including the romantic city, also known as Paris…… So, in conclusion, I encourage and challenge many of you to dive into the once-in-a-life time opportunity of being an exchange student at the Netherlands!” – Hyun Min David Lee (HAN University Fall 2014)
“Ireland’s been amazing of course, friendly people, beautiful landscape, and surprisingly good weather. Our program sounds like it’s about 10-12 students max and probably less which sounds really nice and the setup seems excellent….. Adjusting here hasn’t been too difficult the culture isn’t too far off our own, same language certainly helps. People are super friendly and the pub environment is very inviting. ….All around things are going well for us here though.” – Nic Burton (Masters candidate LIT Limerick, Ireland, 2014-2015)
“If I had sum up my exchange experience in just one word it would be Amazing! I can easily say that studying abroad in Arnhem has been the highlight of my student career. Not only was it some of the most fun I’ve had in my life, but it was also an incomparable learning experience. Living and Learning while immersed in a new culture gave me new perspective on all aspects of life that I could never get from a simple vacation. Returning to Sheridan I was able to look a coursework in a new light and approach it from an international viewpoint, which I believe gave me a leg-up on my classmates. HAN University itself is a great institution that strives to incorporate international students into the school community. There are numerous events and activities that really bring you closer to your fellow students. Aside from the school, living in the Netherlands opens up a host of opportunities to explore Europe on your own terms. Whether it be a weekend trip to Paris or a day in Amsterdam, you are given the freedom the make the most out of your time to do with it as you will. My only complaint about this whole experience was that I was not able to stay longer!” – Aaron Strelbisky (HAN University, The Netherlands, Fall 2013)
“I attended a 2-week course in Global Innovation at the University of Applied Sciences & Arts (FHNW), in Basel. The course content was broken down into product innovation, competitiveness, and migration. To assist with learning, FHNW arranged field trips to the Swiss Economics Department and the Federal institute of Intellectual Property. Although our days were packed with lectures, we still had sufficient time to socialize, pop over to Germany or France, and sightsee peaceful Basel. FHNW also organized day trips that included a train trip to Lucerne, riding the Stanserhorn Cabrio to the top of the Alps, and visiting Einstein’s home in Berne. Overall, my experience in Switzerland was rewarding and memorable. Not only did I earn a credit towards my accounting degree, the course was also a great cultural experience, as students came from all over the world including China, Thailand, the UK, Poland, Ukraine etc. My only regret is that I didn’t take the longer courses FHNW offers, which would have let me see more of Switzerland.” – Misha Sharifi (BBA Accounting – Summer School 2016 – FHNW Switzerland)
“To say that my time abroad was amazing would be an understatement. It was completely life-changing. When the opportunity to study abroad arose, I was a little hesitant because of all the paperwork and planning that had to be done. However, right from the beginning, Sheridan handled everything. All I had to do was get accepted into the program, sign some papers, and pack my bags.While getting on the plane, I had no idea what intense adventure I had waiting for me when I touched down in Amsterdam. It started off a little rocky when I missed my first train to the city where I was going to be living. However, my excitement came back when I got to my apartment and met my new roommates from different countries in Europe. While studying abroad, I had the opportunity to learn in a different environment with other students from a wide range of different countries. The teaching style was similar to that of Sheridan so it was an easy transition. I also had the opportunity to travel around during my free time and befriend some of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I will cherish the memories and friends I made forever. Thank you, Sheridan, for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime.” – Davina Smith (BBA Marketing – Study Abroad Spring 2018 – HAN University, The Netherlands)
“My first encounter of the idea of studying abroad was at Mr. Kamzol’s Sheridan Information Session for the BBA program. This idea of studying abroad became something I looked forward to when I accepted my program. When the process finally started, and I was excepted to attend HAN in The Netherlands, the applications went smoothly. All questions were answered during meetings and meeting with pervious students who experienced study abroad. My main excitement was to learn and experience many different cultures along with traveling around Europe to see all the history, landscapes, and eating new cuisine. When the moment finally came, and I was all set to go abroad is when the true journey began. During the first two months I experienced culture shock, finally meeting many different people from different European countries who have experienced life in a different way really opened my eyes to the world. Learning how these different cultures perceived Canada also added to the culture shock, and navigating through European train systems along with the Dutch ways of bicycle riding. After the first two months, life in Europe became normal and flew through to quickly. Becoming life long friends with different people, experiencing travels with these people, and even studying habits with academics, will forever be apart of my life as a life changing opportunity from studying abroad.” – Nadia Tymoshuk (BBA Marketing – Study Abroad Spring Semester 2018 – HAN University, The Netherlands)