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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: Sunday, June 29 – Sunday, July 27, 2014 (4 weeks)

This will be the first 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, and then participate in hands-on investigation of two specific examples in Patagonia.

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Australia: Darwin, Sydney and Cairns

Program Dates: Friday, June 20 to Friday, July 25, 2014 (5 weeks)

This will be the second year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Darwin, Sydney and Cairns. This 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.  Australia provides a valuable and unique case study in this regard. The program is hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia’s leading international university.

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Central Europe: Czech Republic

Program Dates:
Session 1:  Tuesday, May 13 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (5 weeks)

Session 2:  Monday, May 19 to Friday, June 20 (4.5 weeks)

This is the eleventh 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: Tuesday, June 10 to Thursday, July 10, 2014 (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 17 summers over 3600 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 3 to Sunday, May 25, 2014 (3 weeks) 

This is the sixth 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 14 to Saturday, June 14, 2014 (4 weeks)

This is the ninth 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: Sunday, August 3 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 (4 weeks)

This is the fourteenth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in England. Since 2001, over 950 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 26 to Saturday, July 26, 2014 (4 weeks)

This is the thirteenth year of the University of Toronto Summer Program in Tours, France. More than 1200 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 18 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 (6 weeks)

This will be the thirteenth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in Berlin. Over 450 students have enthusiastically participated in the program since it began.

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Italy: Siena

Program Dates: Friday, July 25 to Saturday, August 30, 2014 (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: Friday, July 4 to Friday, August 15, 2014 (6 weeks)

This is the eighth 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: Huaca Colorada

Program Dates: Thursday, July 10 to Sunday, August 10, 2014 (4 weeks)

This will be the first 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 the site of Huaca Colorada, which is located in the beautiful desert landscape of Peru’s North Coast, a region famous for its remarkable archaeological heritage.

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Science Abroad

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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Southeastern Europe: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia

Program Dates: Sunday, May 18 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 (4 weeks)

This is the fifth year of the University of Toronto’s summer program in Southeastern Europe. From empires to modern states, ethnic wars and peace building to European Union integration, Southeastern Europe provides a fascinating case study for students in areas of politics, history, and conflict resolution. Through coursework and field trips to the major regional cities, students can witness first-hand the transformation of this critical area.

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Spain: Seville

Program Dates: Thursday June 26 to Thursday July 31, 2014 (5 weeks)

This will be the first year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Spain and is designed for students who are interested in learning about Hispanic culture and civilization. The program is hosted by Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia (EUSA), a well established local private university affilaited with the University of Seville.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: DUBAI

Program Dates: Friday, May 2 to Friday, May 30, 2014 (4 weeks)

This is the Third 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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