Study in the heart of the Niagara! Brock University is located in St. Catharines, the largest city in the Niagara region, located in south-central Ontario. Also known as "The Garden City," St. Catharines is renowned for its lush parks, gardens and trails. Niagara Falls is only 15 minutes away, and St. Catharines is centrally located between Toronto and Buffalo, USA. Brock University offers strong academic fields including Business Administration (AACSB accredited), Sport Management, International Relations, Computer Science, and Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture ? the study of grape growing for wine production! You will have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom and participate in many events and social excursions on- and off- campus. Study at Brock and have an amazing and rewarding learning experience!
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (pop. 134,000)
Language of instruction: English
Student Enrollment: 18,000
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International Services and Programs Abroad
Brock University is rich in culture and diversity due to its location in the Niagara Peninsula. Surrounded by hiking paths and lakes, Brock University is an ideal choice for students who are looking to experience a culture of tradition, adventures, and natural beauty. The university is located in the city of St. Catharines, which is set on the top of the Niagara escarpment, overlooking the greenery of Niagara?s green belt and famous wine vineyards.
The university is located in the center of the Niagara Region, and is an hour away from Toronto, Hamilton Buffalo (USA) and 15 minutes from Niagara Falls. Students have the ability to explore not just the local attractions, but many popular North American spots!
Academic year or semester
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Academic year: early September to April; Semester 1: early September to December; Semester 2: early January to April. It is preferable to begin in September as not all departments offer courses beginning in January.
Applied Health Sciences
: Physical Education, Kinesiology, Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Sports Management, and Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty of Business
: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Management and Marketing
Faculty of Humanities
: Applied Linguistics, Canadian Studies, Digital Humanities, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Arts, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Classics, Dramatic Arts, English Language and Literature, History, Interactive Arts & Science, Fine & Performing Arts (Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, and Music), Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures (French, Italian, Spanish), and Philosophy
Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences
:Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environment Science, Geoscience, Neuroscience, Oenology & Viticulture and Physics
Faculty of Social Sciences
: Child & Youth Studies, Communications (Business /Media), Disability Studies, Economics, Film Studies, Geography (Human and Physical), Labour Studies, Political Science, Popular Culture, Psychology, Sociology, Tourism & Environment and Women's Studies
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms, in the Decew Residence. Students will be given a meal plan to eat in the cafeteria located in Decew. No married student housing is available.
New international students will receive a specific mandatory orientation session. The mandatory orientation session will discuss important and practical information on: working on campus, academic policies, finances, immigration regulations, etc. In addition to the orientation offered by the international office, the University offers a week-long campus orientation designed to introduce students to all aspects of campus life. Activities include concerts, games, and social excursions - lots of activities to meet both Canadians and other international Brock students!
The Intenational Office, the Department of Residence and the Student Union offer many events/ excursions throughout the year (either free or low cost) so there are many ways to get involved! Excursions include but are not limited to: trips to Niagara Falls, Toronto, sporting events (professional hockey, basketball and baseball), ski trips, dog sledding, etc. (activities depend on the semester). Joining a club is another great way to become active on campus! The student union at Brock has over 60 clubs ratified that ISEP students are welcome to join. Clubs vary in interest (sports, cultural, academic, etc). Specifically, ISEP students are encouraged to join the International Student Association (ISA) - this is the oldest club at Brock, and it celebrates the cultural diversity on-campus and runs many events all throughout the year.
Brock University was first established in 1964. Brock's academics is made up of six faculties which provide multiple programs and course choices for exchange students. Alongside academics, Brock takes great pride in life outside the classroom. Students can get involved with intramurals, join student clubs and get involved in residence life.
The following is a list of the fantastic and modern facilities Brock has to offer: 12 story tower library, theatres with professional musical and dramatic performances throughout the year, a new recreation complex (which includes four gymnasiums, an indoor running track, squash, tennis, racquetball courts and an indoor rowing center) and many student learning and computer common areas.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
Visit the ISEP Directory Page for more info
Visit the ISEP Home Page