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:
- Department of Anthropology
- Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Forestry Program (John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design)
- Department of Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)
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.
Note regarding the Professional Experience Year Program (PEY): January 2022 was 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 were 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 are only 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. students who have completed at least 9.0 but not more than 13.5 credits by the end of the Winter term preceding the REP) to participate in an off-campus 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). REPs may take place in domestic or international locations. The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students can make the time commitments necessary. The Faculty of Arts & Science covers travel and living expenses for students. Regular tuition fees apply.
For more information, refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science website.
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.