- Students from over 160 countries study at U of T.
- Exchange student Alyssa Echlin in Amsterdam.
- Cross-cultural experiences on campus.
Experience a borderless world.
Exchange programs, field schools, international internships and courses at partner universities are just a few of the opportunities for students to live and work abroad during their University of Toronto degree.
Exchange programs allow students to immerse themselves in a new culture while earning academic credit. The Centre for International Experience partners with more than 130 institutions around the world, and the Woodsworth Summer Abroad program offers 27 courses in 17 countries. Through exchange agreements with comparable international universities, U of T students derive all the benefits of learning abroad while gaining degree credit and paying standard U of T tuition.
Field Schools are intensive 7-14 day courses organized by departments such as archaeology, anthropology, geology, environmental science and biology. Faculty members take students to research sites in Canada, the USA, the Caribbean and Latin America. Culturally-focused centres like the Taiwan Field School also provide opportunities for outstanding students to travel as delegates to meet government officials, politicians, social movement leaders, industry builders, academics and other university students.
Co-op students and Professional Experience Year interns often secure work placements internationally. U of T helps with connections to potential employers and provides travel support to send students abroad. The International Development Studies Co-op Program gives students the opportunity to make a difference around the world.
Students for Development Internships
SFD Internships combine international experience and U of T academic credit with the ability to make a difference in global communities. The SFD program is offered through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and students are funded to work for up to four months with an NGO anywhere in the world.
The World’s University
The University of Toronto is a global community in its own right. Each year, thousands of top students come here from over 160 countries to earn a degree of outstanding international merit. Culturally diverse social and academic clubs welcome both international students and local students, fostering universal exchange within our three campuses. U of T students bring their stories, experiences and passions to our halls.
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