Safety Abroad Workshops are mandatory! If you want to participate in a University-sponsored program overseas you must participate in a mandatory Safety Abroad Workshop. You may also participate in an optional extra workshop if you choose. You must also read the Foreign Affairs Travel Report for the country of your study abroad destination before attending your workshop.

Contents

Mandatory workshops Overview of the workshops offered by CIE
Undergraduate students Safety Abroad Workshops for undergraduate students
Graduate students Safety Abroad Workshops for graduate students
USA Workshops USA Safety Abroad Workshops
Extra workshops Attend these optional workshops for women and LGBTQ travellers

Workshop overview

Mandatory workshops – choose the one that applies to you:

Optional extra workshops:

NOTE: If you have attended a session in the last 1.5 years you will not need to complete another one, unless you went to a USA-specific session and are now going to a non-USA destination. To get confirmation of your previous attendance for your records please contact the CIE.

 

Workshops include information about the following:

  • University policies, procedures and support
  • Logistics of traveling abroad
  • Theft
  • Personal safety
  • Intercultural communication
  • Gender Issues/Sexual Harassment
  • Support offered by the Safety Abroad Office

Undergraduate students

If you have attended a session in the last 1.5 years you don’t need to complete another one, unless you went to a USA-specific session and are now going to a non-USA destination. To get confirmation of your previous attendance for your records please send Safety Abroad an email.

 

Upcoming workshops

NOTE: You must read the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFATD) Travel Report for the country of your study abroad destination before the pre-departure session. 

These sessions start promptly on time. Late students will not be allowed to enter the session. If you are late for a session, then you will have to register for the next available session.

Graduate students

If you have attended a session in the last 1.5 years you don’t need to complete another one, unless you went to a USA-specific session and are now going to a non-USA destination. To get confirmation of your previous attendance for your records please send Safety Abroad an email.

 

Upcoming workshops

NOTE: You must read the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFATD) Travel Report for the country of your study abroad destination before the pre-departure session.  

These sessions start promptly on time. Late students will not be allowed to enter the session. If you are late for a session, then you will have to register for the next available session.

Traveling to the USA

These workshops are for students traveling only to the USA. If you are going to the USA and another destination outside of the USA, please attend the general workshops for graduates or undergraduates.

 

Upcoming workshops

These sessions start promptly on time. Late students will not be allowed to enter the session. If you are late for a session, then you will have to register for the next available session.

Extra workshops

In addition to the mandatory Safety Abroad Workshops, CIE also offers optional workshops for women and LGBTQ travellers.

LGBTQ

This workshop is open to all members of the University of Toronto community who wish to explore how sexual orientation can affect the traveling experience. Discussion will be directed by the interest of participants. Potential topics may include: coming out overseas, identifying and meeting LGBTQ people overseas, dealing with homophobia within a cross-cultural context, and safety advice.

Next available date: 

Upcoming dates TBD

If you would like to book a one-on-one session for consultation, please contact the Safety Abroad Office.

Please also see our Health and Safety Travel Guide for helpful information about traveling as a LGBTQ student.

 

Women's travel workshop

Women travellers face many issues related specifically to their gender. This workshop will identify some of the common experiences faced by women and develop strategies for overcoming the obstacles women encounter. Topics of discussion include safety tips, dealing with sexual harassment, and making connections with other women within the host community.

Next available date: 

Upcoming dates TBD

If you would like to book a one-on-one session for consultation please contact the Safety Abroad Office.

Please also see our Health and Safety Travel Guide for helpful information about travel for women.