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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.

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Learning Abroad Winter 2019 Learning Abroad opportunities for the 2018-2019 winter semester
Exchange Programs Both outbound (study abroad) and inbound (study at U of T) programs
Summer Abroad Complete a U of T credit overseas in 3 - 6 weeks!
Coursework/Research For Arts & Science students
Internships For Arts & Science and OISE students
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship For gradudate students or 3rd or 4th year undergraduates
Service Learning For Arts & Science students
Rotman Customized programs and services for Rotman students
Professional Experience Year For Engineering students
Funding For graduate students
Thinking Forward For postdoctoral fellows
Dialogue Gain international perspectives

Learning Abroad Winter 2019

Did you miss application deadline in January? No worries, you still have access to many opportunities for student exchange in winter semester 2019.

We have an exciting selection of winter term exchange opportunities! Explore your study options at some of the most prestigious universities located around the world. There are many fantastic study options to choose from in Brazil, Europe, Asia, Australia, among others.

There are many reasons to study abroad:

  • Enrich your academic life
  • Improve your language and intercultural communication skills
  • Become more employable

How to apply:

Question? Contact us at student.exchange@utoronto.ca

Questions about IE Awards? Contact cie.funding@utoronto.ca

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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 Summer Research Exchange Program (SREP) is open to undergraduates second year and higher. Find out more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.

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 student.exchange@utoronto.ca

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: summer.abroad@utoronto.ca

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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

Arts & Science


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.

For more information, visit uoft.me/QES

Service Learning

Other units within Arts & Science offer course-based service learning opportunities:

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
Telephone: 416-978-7955
Fax: 416-946-3945
Email: internationalprograms@rotman.utoronto.ca

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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
Tel: 416-978-6614


Engage in globally themed conversations and gain international perspectives on campus: