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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
There are many ways to gain international experience through U of T. Some are listed below, others may be discovered through your Faculty or College Registrar.
Join the Learning Abroad Facebook group, an opportunity to connect with students who have participated in international experiences and stay up-to-date with key information.
You can also visit U of T Global, a gateway to international activities at the University of Toronto. Through this site, you can connect to a variety of websites outlining U of T’s international initiatives and opportunities across our three campuses.
Learning Abroad Fairs
Are you interested in standing out from the crowd? Go Global by completing a course, research placement or an internship abroad as part of your degree. Drop by the fair, speak to past participants and explore opportunities that enable you to be globally engaged. The event is open to all undergraduate and graduate U of T students.
October 3, 2017: University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) Learning Abroad Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street)
October 4, 2017: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Study Abroad Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Davis Building, Meeting Space)
October 5, 2017: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Study Abroad Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Meeting Place)
Exchange Programs: Outbound and Inbound
Whether you are a U of T student dreaming of studying abroad or an International student who is curious about life in Canada, there is an opportunity for you!
The Outbound Student Exchange Program is open to most degree-seeking University of Toronto students – with some exceptions and conditions. Keep reading to ensure that you are eligible.
The Inbound Student Exchange Program is open to all international students nominated from our partner institutions who meet the English language requirements, as well as other criteria depending on faculty and program. Find out more about inbound exchange eligibility.
Center for International Experience, Exchange Program Office
Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E3
Phone 416-978-1800 | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Abroad Programs
Complete a U of T credit overseas in 3 - 6 weeks!
The Summer Abroad programs are designed to enrich students’ academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience. Students complete full-year University of Toronto undergraduate degree credit courses from the Faculty of Arts & Science that are relevant to each location. Relatively small classes (about 25 students on average) are taught by University of Toronto professors or faculty from the host university. All classes, with the exception of language courses, are taught in English.
Professional & International Programs, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto
119 St. George Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A9
Phone: 416-978-8713 | Fax: 416-946-3516 | E-mail: email@example.com
Coursework and Research
A number of opportunities for Arts & Science students to earn course credit for international experiences:
- Research Excursions (398H/399Y courses)
- International Course Modules
- Joint Minor Programs with National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Science Abroad
There are also hundreds of Arts & Science courses that study the language, history, culture, politics and other phenomena of almost every part of the world. For complete course listings visit the Arts & Science Calendar.
Arts & Science International Programs and Partnerships
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G3
Several academic units within the Faculty of Arts & Science maintain lists of internship opportunities relevant to their students:
For Consecutive B.Ed. Teacher Candidates thinking about doing an International Internship, visit the School-University Partnership Office at OISE for more information.
Check with your Registrar for other international internship opportunities.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES)
Would you like to gain international work experience?
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) allows you to complete an internship at at organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education or Indigenous advocacy.
To be eligible, students must be:
- Entering or enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate degree, or be enrolled in a graduate program.
- 35 years of age or under at the time of application
- Proficient in the language of instruction at the partner institution
- Participating in community engagement activities in Canada
- Working, studying or conducting research on a full-time basis at the partner institution once accepted
Successful candidates receive $7,000 toward a 90-day internship.
We are currently recruiting for Summer 2018 internships. Please apply soon! Deadlines are February 2, 2018 and December 2017 for Trinity Programs.
For more information, visit uoft.me/QES
Other units within Arts & Science offer course-based service learning opportunities:
- Intercordia Canada is a service learning program partnered with five Canadian Universities — including St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto — and numerous small, grassroots NGOs in countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Africa.
- New College Service Learning Program
Rotman International Experience
With customized programs and services developed to meet the needs of today's business student, Rotmans' International Programs and Services Office (IPSO) offers a range of programming options from orientation and communications workshops for students arriving in Canada for the first time, through to international academic and career programs that provide exposure to some of the world's most interesting and fastest growing economies.
Rotman International Programs and Services
105 St. George Street, 225C
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
Professional Experience Year
Partway through your undergraduate degree, engineering students have the option to participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY) Program, the largest paid internship program in the country. Now in its 36th year, PEY is more than a co-op. PEY goes far beyond a traditional student work experience program, where placements usually last four months — just about the length of a summer job and barely enough time to learn the ropes.
Engineering Career Centre, University of Toronto
222 College Street, Suite 106, Toronto, ON, M5T 3J1
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
Listed below are Faculty of Arts & Science programs that provide funding for graduate students to undertake international projects and activities.
- Canadian Friends of Hebrew University/UofT Endowment Fund
- Germany/Europe Fund
- Study Elsewhere of Less Commonly Taught Languages
- Faculty of Arts and Science Awards
Please also refer to the School for Graduate Studies for additional opportunities and more information.
Next Steps for Postdocs
Postdoc positions mark your transition from student to independent scholar. Deepen your expertise, further your research, and launch your career with a postdoctoral fellowship in association with the University of Toronto.
School of Graduate Studies University of Toronto
63 St. George Street Toronto, ON Canada M5S 2Z9