The times they are exchangin’
In 2013, Royal Roads University received its first international exchange student from Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) into the Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management program. Two years later, Margaret (Tian) Qin made Royal Roads history as the first Royal Roads student to go on an international exchange. Margaret, a Bachelor of Arts Global Tourism Management student, travelled to Germany where she studied at MUAS and added yet another life-changing experience to her academic career. Since then, we have exchanged more than 30 students through bilateral partnerships and grown our list of reciprocal exchange partners to 13 institutions across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Royal Roads currently maintains reciprocal exchange partnerships with the following schools:
Management Center Innsbruck
IMC Fachhochschule Krems University of Applied Sciences
Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Kyung Hee University
Sookmyung Women's University
University of Seoul
The management of student exchange now falls under the portfolio of the Office of International Collaboration and Development (OICD). Since 2015, the OICD has been piloting the growth and diversification of the international student exchange program, aiming to centralize student exchange administration and streamline exchange-related activities and processes under one office. As we continue to grow our student exchange program, our goal will be to make student exchange accessible for students across all program areas, offering study opportunities with postsecondary institutions around the world whose programs, mission and vision align well with those of Royal Roads. At the same time, increasing incoming student exchange will allow us to incorporate greater diversity of people and perspectives into our classrooms, thereby enriching the learning experiences of our on-campus students.
For questions or to learn more about student exchange opportunities, please contact the OICD via email, by phone at extension 2514, or visit us in our newly redecorated office in Grant 130.