Harlow Program Application Process

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The Harlow program helps students gain a broad cross-cultural understanding of the European industry and environment in which they are studying. The program is normally offered during the winter semester.

During the winter semester, students take four online Memorial courses (three are required to be business courses*) on Harlow Campus. They also complete one directed study course linked to local industry with a focus on studying an innovation/ entrepreneurship business challenge.

Students stay in Harlow’s residence. The semester also includes a midterm break, which gives students the opportunity to travel and explore Europe.

*Please note: During the winter semester, Term 5 B.Comm.(Co-op.) students must complete BUSI 4315 (same as the former BUSI 5301) as part of their three business courses while on the Harlow Campus

Selection process
Up to 20 students may be selected o participate in the Harlow program. The application process takes place during the fall semester prior to the winter semester in which the Harlow program is offered. Selection is limited, competitive and subject to demand. Academic performance is a key criterion in selection and a waitlist may be activated. Students will be notified of their status by letter, which will be sent to their @mun.ca email address.

Who can apply?
The Harlow program is open to students in the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) and bachelor of commerce programs. Bachelor of business administration (BBA) students may also be eligible.

Eligibility criteria

B.Comm.(Co-op.) students:

  • must be entering Term 5 in Winter 2023 (Term 6 and 7 may be possible);
  • may be possible for accounting students, but requires CAREFUL preparation – complete the B.Comm. (Co-op.) Program Planning Worksheet and make appointment with academic advisor to obtain approval and signature*
  • minimum 65 per cent average over last 15 courses (45 credits);
  • have not been convicted of an academic offence;
  • submit the Harlow Program application form, two letters of reference, a justification letter, an unofficial transcript, an updated resume and a completed B.Comm. (Co-op.) Program Planning Worksheet via busihelp@mun.ca by the applicable deadline;

Priority is given to students applying for their first study abroad program, and selection is competitive.

To determine how a semester abroad can fit with your study program, please contact an academic advisor: busihelp@mun.ca.

*The academic advisor’s approval and signature of the completed B.Comm. (Co-op.) Program Planning Worksheet is only required for accounting students.

BBA students:

  • must have completed 72-96 credit hours (i.e. 24-32 courses) of their program and still have space for elective courses;
  • may be possible for accounting students, but requires CAREFUL preparation – complete the BBA Program Planning Worksheet and make appointment with academic advisor to obtain approval and signature*;
  • minimum 65 per cent average over last 15 courses (45 credits);
  • have not been convicted of an academic offence;
  • submit the Harlow program application form, two letters of reference, a justification letter, an unofficial transcript, an updated resume, and a completed BBA Program Planning Worksheet via busihelp@mun.ca by the applicable deadline;

Priority is given to students applying for their first study abroad program and selection is competitive.

To determine how a semester abroad may fit with your study program, contact an academic advisor: busihelp@mun.ca.

*The academic advisor’s approval and signature of the completed BBA Program Planning Worksheet is only required for accounting students.

Application*

In considering applications, we want to understand students’ motivation for participating in the Harlow program, learn about their academic background and determine what they hope to gain from the experience. To that end, we ask students to complete:

  • a general Harlow application form (3 pages)
  • two letters of reference (at least one academic) submitted directly to busihelp@mun.ca;
  • a letter of intent: a statement explaining your interest in pursuing this learning abroad experience at Harlow and how it may potentially impact your academic, professional and/or personal life;
  • a completed Program Planning Worksheet;
  • an unofficial transcript; and
  • an updated resume or curriculum vitae.

Late applications may be considered as time and resources allow.

Application deadline
The above documents (with the exception of the two letters of reference) must be submitted together at busihelp@mun.ca before the application deadline of Sept. 15, 2022.

Students will be notified of their application status by letter via their @mun.ca email address no later than Sept. 22, 2022.

Scholarships
Students participating in the Harlow program may be eligible for some scholarships specifically for business students studying abroad. Visit the Faculty of Business Administration's scholarship listings and the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office website for more details.

Pre-departure consultations
The Internationalization Office will offer pre-departure consultations for successful applications in which the following topics will be covered:

  • health insurance coverage;
  • safety and risk assessments;
  • personal health, safety, and well-being while abroad;
  • pre-departure checklist; and
  • Memorial's requirements for students travelling abroad.

Contact
For more information, please contact an academic advisor: busihelp@mun.ca.