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Summer Abroad Programs

In 2013 the University of Toronto will 14 Summer Abroad programs. Please click here to see the list of courses for all programs. The dates indicated below refer to host country arrival and departure dates. For example, students participating in the Hong Kong program should plan to arrive in Hong Kong on June 14, 2013, and leave on July 14, 2013. Note that most group flights and student accommodation have been arranged to conform to the dates below. Students travelling on their own who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the extra day(s).

Argentina: Buenos Aires and Patagonia

Program Dates: Saturday, May 9 to Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (3.5 weeks)

This will be the second year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Argentina.  This program provides a unique opportunity for students interested in international politics, environmental studies, conservation and geography to develop an understanding of environmental policy using Argentina as the case study.

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Australia: Byron Bay, Darwin, Sydney & Cairns

Program Dates: Friday, June 19 to Friday, July 24, 2015 (5 weeks)

This will be the third year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Australia. The program provides a unique opportunity to consider human impacts on the natural environment, and measures to address these impacts, focusing particularly on protected conservation areas.

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Central Europe: Czech Republic and surrounding area

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 12 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (5 weeks)

This is the twelfth year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Central Europe. The program is designed to introduce students to this unique region through academic instruction, immersion in the local culture, and several three-day field trips to other cities and countries in the area.

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China: Hong Kong

Program Dates: Friday, June 12 to Sunday, July 12, 2015 (4 weeks)

The summer of 1997 was not only a pivotal year in Hong Kong’s history (when it was handed back to China by Britain), it was also the first offering of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Hong Kong. In 18 summers over 3900 students from all across Canada have participated in this incredibly popular and successful program.

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China: Shanghai and Beijing

Program dates:  Saturday, May 2 to Sunday, May 24, 2015 (3 weeks) 

This is the seventh year of the University of Toronto’s summer program in Shanghai, China. The program is designed to provide students from both the University of Toronto and Fudan University with a unique, intensive look at critical international issues from Western and Chinese perspectives. Students will spend two weeks in Shanghai attending intensive classes and then one week in Beijing.

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Ecuador: Amazon, Galápagos and Andes

Program Dates: Wednesday, May 13 to Saturday, June 13, 2015 (4 weeks)

This is the tenth year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Ecuador. This exciting program is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in life sciences, environmental studies, conservation biology, geology, and geography to experience one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world and to explore the pressures and challenges on these unique environments.

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England: Oxford

Program Dates: Saturday, August 8 to Saturday, September 5, 2015 (4 weeks)

This is the fifteenth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in England. Since 2001, over 1050 students have enjoyed the experience of studying British culture and history while immersed in the United Kingdom.

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France: Tours

Program Dates: Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, July 25, 2015 (4 weeks)

This is the fourteenth year of the University of Toronto Summer Program in Tours, France. More than 1400 students have participated since 2002. The program is designed for students who wish to develop their French language skills.

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Germany: Berlin

Program Dates: Friday, July 17 to Saturday, August 29, 2015 (6 weeks)

This will be the fourteenth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in Berlin. Over 500 students have enthusiastically participated in the program since it began.

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Italy: Siena

Program Dates: Friday, July 31 to Saturday, September 5, 2015 (5 weeks)

The Summer Program in Siena, established in 1972, was our first summer abroad program and was the model for the other summer programs. Since its inception, over 4650 students from across Canada have completed a University of Toronto summer course in Siena. The praise for the program has been consistently and overwhelmingly enthusiastic.

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Japan: Tokyo

Program Dates: Monday, July 6 to Friday, August 14, 2015 (6 weeks)

This is the ninth year of the University of Toronto Summer Program in Tokyo, Japan. The program is designed for students who wish to enhance their Japanese language skills while learning about Japanese culture.

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Peru: Quilcapampa Archaeological Project

Program Dates: Wednesday, July 15 to Saturday, August 15, 2015 (4 weeks)

This will be the second year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Peru. This program provides a unique opportunity to receive intensive training in archaeological field methods at Quilcapampa, a remarkably well-preserved 1,000-year-old site in southern Peru.

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Science Abroad China, Hungary, Switzerland, or Taiwan

This exciting program allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas.  Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature.  Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.

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South Africa: Cape Town

Program Dates: Monday, May 11 to Monday, June 22, 2015 (May 30 to June 13 - Cape Town)

This is the first year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in South Africa.  This program provides a unique opportunity for students in Commerce, Engineering, or social science disciplines to gain hands-on experience in an emerging market and learn about the business challenges and opportunities at the base of the economic pyramid.

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South Korea: Seoul

Program Dates: Monday June 22 to Thursday July 23, 2015 (5 weeks)

This will be the first year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in South Korea. The program is designed to provide students from both the University of Toronto and students from Ewha Womans University with a unique opportunity to examine issues and problems facing global organizations from different cultural perspectives.

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Spain: Seville

Program Dates: Saturday, June 27 to Friday, July 31, 2015 (5 weeks)

This will be the second year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer course in Spain. With the city of Seville serving as the classroom, this program offers courses designed to introduce students to Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. The program will be organized and taught by CINECU (Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales) which is located within EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), a private school that has been affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996.  EUSA offers one of the most modern learning environments in Andalucía.  The school is located in Nervion, a fashionable neighbourhood just a short walk from historical monuments, parks, shopping centres and a major soccer stadium.

 

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United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Program Dates: Saturday, May 2 to Friday, May 29, 2015 (4 weeks)

This is the fourth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer course in United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The program will be hosted at the Etisalat Academy in the heart of Dubai.

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