Off-Campus Opportunities

Field Courses

Field courses take place away from the university campus and are sometimes an international opportunity. Most field courses have a very small class size which provides an opportunity for students to interact closely with the course instructor(s), and to collaborate with other students who share the same interests. Field courses are normally held during the Summer session for usually two to three weeks.

A small number of academic units in the Faculty of Arts & Science offer field courses. Please refer to the following websites for information about eligibility, cost and application process:

International/Indigenous Course Module

The Faculty of Arts & Science’s International or Indigenous Course Module Program (ICMs) provides an opportunity for faculty members to incorporate an intensive international or Indigenous experiential module into the framework of existing undergraduate courses. ICMs are a great way to combine academic study with a short-term international experience. Professors lead ICM trips over the Fall or Winter Reading Week in conjunction with specific courses. International opportunities may include partnerships developed with Indigenous nations both within Canadian borders and beyond.

For more details, including current opportunities, please refer to the information on the Faculty of Arts & Science website.

Learning Abroad Experiences

There are different types of Learning Abroad Experiences, for Study, Research and Professional experience, in Short-term, Summer, Fall/Winter, or year-long opportunities. For more information, visit the Learning Abroad website.

Arts & Science Internship Program

The Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) is a professional work-integrated learning program for Faculty of Arts & Science students enrolled in specific programs of study. Students enrolled in the ASIP stream of their program of study complete mandatory Professional Development programming plus a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 months of paid, full-time, academically related work experience. The time to degree completion for students enrolled in ASIP is normally 5 years. The ASIP stream of each program is limited enrolment. Students will typically be admitted to the ASIP stream of their program for the Fall term of Year 2 of study. The cost to students to participate in the full program will be $3600, paid over a series of six installments. ASIP is administered by the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) Office. More details about ASIP can be found here.

Professional Experience Year Co-op (PEY Co-op)

The Professional Experience Year Co-op (PEY Co-op) Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain industry experience in a field related to their academic program. The PEY Co-op program consists of a 12 – 16 month, full-time paid internship, beginning between May and September and ending the following year.  Students registered in the PEY Co-op program also participate in an intensive student development program, consisting of a variety of small and large group workshops, as well as individual career counselling appointments tailored to each student’s needs and goals. Students who join PEY Co-op are required to pay a fee upon registration, and those who secure an internship also must pay a placement fee. Further details about PEY Co-op and eligibility requirements can be found on the Engineering Career Centre / PEY Co-op Office website.

Note: September 2021 or January 2022 will be the last opportunity for Faculty of Arts & Science students to register for PEY Co-op. Students in Year 3 in the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 session will be the last group of Faculty of Arts & Science students eligible to participate in PEY Co-op. Students starting Year 2 in Fall 2021 or later will only be eligible to participate in the Arts & Science Internship Program stream.

Research Excursions Program

The 398 Research Excursions Program (REP) provides an opportunity for Arts & Science (St. George) degree students in their third year (i.e. after completing at least 9 but not more than 16 credits) to participate in a practical or experiential research activity under the supervision of a faculty member. The practical, experiential component can take the form of research/learning in archives, laboratories, libraries, or in a field camp, etc.— but not in a classroom at another university (that is covered by the Faculty’s summer abroad and exchange programs). The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students can make the time commitments necessary. Summer tuition fees apply. The Faculty of Arts & Science will cover travel and living expenses.

For more information, refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science website.

Summer Abroad

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, for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. All classes, except for language courses, are taught in English. All Summer Abroad courses and grades show on students’ transcripts as regular U of T credits and are calculated into their CGPA.

For more information about a list of courses, locations, eligibility, cost and other information, please refer to the Summer Abroad website.