Commerce Exchange Program

Smith School of Business has a well-established International Exchange Program that enables you to study internationally for one term in third year. Queen’s prides itself on partnering with only the best universities worldwide. Our goal is to partner with the top universities in every country. While abroad, you may study business or elective courses at one of our partner universities around the world.


To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing with 2.0 GPA and have completed all first and second year core courses. Students apply for exchange in their second year and will be well aware of the application process and the exchange opportunities available thanks to vigorous promotion of the exchange program by the Centre for International Management.

Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle

Bader International Study Centre

A second option for international study is Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux. More than a castle, the BISC provides a window on the world, where you study international business with students from around the globe. Small class sizes, unparalleled access to professors, and a picturesque backdrop all contribute to this unique learning environment. Queen’s Commerce students can choose to study at the Bader International Study Centre during the Fall, Winter, or Summer terms.

The Washington Center

A third option for students is to complete an internship at The Washington Center. The Center is an independent, non-profit organization that services hundreds of educational institutions in North America. Throughout your time in the American capital, you will participate in a substantial, non-clerical internship at a private and public sector organization At the same time, you will combine your internship experience with coursework and activities related to your professional area of interest. Queen’s Commerce students can choose to study at the Washington Center during the Fall, Winter or Summer terms.

Countries Available in the Program

Queen’s Commerce maintains exchange partnerships with more than 95 prestigious international business schools in over 35 countries across four continents.

  •  Argentina
  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Barbados
  •  Belgium
  •  Brazil
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Estonia
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Hungary
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •  Mexico
  •  Netherlands
  •  New Zealand
  •  Norway
  •  Poland
  •  Portugal
  •  Russia
  •  Singapore
  •  Slovenia
  •  South Korea
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden
  •  Switzerland
  •  Taiwan
  •  Thailand
  •  Turkey
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Uruguay
List of partner schools »

"The Queen’s Commerce Exchange one word from a parent’s perspective “fabulous!”. We have had the fortune of two of our children going on exchange recently; one to Australia and one to Europe. Not only did the opportunity allow exposure to an international curriculum, but the personal development was invaluable traveling and living independently, while experiencing several foreign cultures. Both have developed personal relationships which will last for a lifetime. This Program is a key reason why our children selected Queen’s Commerce."

Bob Morine
Retired VP & GM Public Sector
IBM Canada