Program FAQs

Program FAQs

What Is An Exchange?

An exchange gives you the opportunity to study for one semester at a university or college that has an exchange agreement with Langara. As an exchange student, you will pay tuition to Langara College and transfer the credits you earn back to your Langara transcript. (Note: The granting of transfer credit will depend on which courses you take at the exchange institution. Any transfer credits granted by Langara may not be transferable to other Canadian institutions.)

Where Can I Go?

If you would like to learn more about the programs offered through CONAHEC, visit their website and search for information:

  1. Search by academic discipline. Look for diploma and bachelor programs in your discipline at Langara. Keep the location parameters blank for the most comprehensive results.
  2. Do your research. Visit the institution's website and look for information for incoming exchange students. If you wish to study in English, confirm that the language of instruction for the courses of interest is English. If not, confirm that you have the language proficieny required to be admitted to the institution or to take your desired courses. It is important to determine that you will be able to complete a full semester of courses that can transfer back to Langara.
  3. Speak to the Associate Director, International Programs at Langara about your interest in the CONAHEC Program to confirm that there is availability in the program and semester of your choice.

How Long Is The Exchange?

The exchange will be one semester long. Exact dates for each semester will vary by institution and country.

How Much Is Tuition?

You will pay fees equivalent to the cost of 12 Langara credits, plus the Student Union Basic fee, the Student Union per Credit fee, and the Capital Building Legacy Fund fee. The exact fee amounts will be those set for the semester during which the student is part of the exchange program.

How Will I Select Courses?

As a CONAHEC exchange student, you will be participating in undergraduate academic courses offered at the institution of your choice. Course registration will usually happen before you leave Vancouver but specific details about course availability, selection and registration will be provided through discussions with the CONAHEC exchange coordinator and the Associate Director, International Programs, at Langara. 

Can I Use A Student Loan?

Yes, if you qualify for a loan it can be used for the exchange program.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Be registered as a full-time Langara student at the time of application
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 for your last full-time semester at Langara (prior to application)
  • Be a Langara student in good standing (i.e. not be subject to academic or non-academic disciplinary proceedings)
  • Have completed at least one full-time semester at Langara
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Please note: You will also have to meet the exchange acceptance criteria for the institution and program/courses of your choice.