Interested in creating a mobile app with a cross-cultural team? In this Faculty-Led Program Abroad (FLPA) students enrolled in Honours Bachelor of Technology – Software Development (BSD) and Computer Programming & Analysis (CPA) have a unique opportunity to travel to Belgium in June 2024.
Students will gain academic credit by working with students from Belgium and Denmark to create mobile applications with React Native – an open-source software framework. Not only will students gain knowledge and skills in the analysis, design and implementation of cross-platform mobile applications, but will also gain cross-cultural competencies by working in an international team. This experience will help set you up for success in the future!
The FLPA program is delivered in partnership with EPHEC and Business Academy Aarhus and is led by Seneca professors. Students must attend classes at Seneca before and after the trip.
Learn more details below and explore photos from past participants. The application deadline is January 28, 2024.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a complete application which includes:
Program fee: $3,500 CAD approx.
Seneca provides up to $3,000 in funding to accepted students to offset the program fee.
Funding is awarded automatically upon application. No additional funding application is required.
Itinerary: To be updated
Language of Instruction: English
Term: Summer 2024
Upon successful completion of the FLPA, students will earn the following Seneca course credit:
Honours Bachelor of Technology – Software Development (BSD)
DPS530 - Cross-Platform App Development
BTP305 and BTI425
Computer Programming & Analysis (CPA)
WEB530 - Cross-Platform App Development
OOP345 and WEB422
The trip to Belgium takes place from approximately June - July 2024 for two weeks and is a required component of your course.
Application DeadlineSunday, January 28, 2024
Acceptance DateFriday, February 9, 2024
Pre-Departure OrientationApprox. 2 months pre-trip
Return DebriefApprox. 1 month post-trip
“This international encounter proved to be incredibly enriching, granting me valuable insights into the realm of mobile app development, enabling me to explore the frontiers of cutting-edge technologies, and fostering collaboration with peers hailing from diverse corners of the world. Through this immersive experience, my competencies in React Native have been significantly elevated, and I eagerly anticipate the application of these newfound skills in forthcoming projects.
Reflecting on the journey, one particular day stands out as profoundly impactful. Our professors, in addition to being knowledgeable educators, were exceptionally approachable, friendly, and down-to-earth. On this memorable day, we gathered, engaged in discussions, and shared in games, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie. This experience significantly bolstered my comfort level in asking questions during class, knowing that I was not just a student but also a cared-for individual in a nurturing learning environment. ”
Maikel Mirzadegan, CPA student, participant of the FLPA in Summer 2023.
Explore more GLE alumni stories here.
Traveling students must adhere to all jurisdictional guidelines and/or regulations of their host country and host institution. All accepted students are responsible for ensuring they meet the entry and exit requirements of their destination country. This information is subject to change at any time.
Seneca relies on the Government of Canada’s (GOC) Travel Advice and Advisories and the associated risk level for each destination to assess whether students should engage in an overseas activity. While we make every effort to prepare students for a successful trip overseas, circumstances may arise that are beyond our control.
Students who accept to participate on a global learning opportunity must accept as a condition of participation the possibility that the program may be cancelled or terminated early due to concerns over the safety and security of students. If cancellation or termination occurs, we will refund any payments you have made and withdraw any disbursed grants. Participants may encounter additional and unexpected financial and academic implications. Seneca will work to mitigate negative implications to the best of its ability.
International Students are required to meet with an immigration specialist to ensure their program of study and/or study permit will not be negatively impacted by travelling abroad. This must take place as soon as possible in the application process. Immigration specialists can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
All students who do not hold a valid Canadian passport are advised to consult the Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto to confirm their visa requirements.
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