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Faculty of Community Services

International learning

Ryerson provides many opportunities for you to take your Early Childhood Studies global. Take advantage of opportunities through Ryerson International to explore how childhood education and care programs vary in different regions.

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge and skills and become better prepared for the profession. You will also enjoy traveling, learning about a new culture and making global connections. Many of our graduates go on to complete graduate studies in countries such as England, Scotland, Pakistan, Kenya, Japan and Korea.

Exchanges

University of Southern Australia, Adelaide, Australia
You can complete an educational exchange at the University of South Australia (UniSA), which has a School of Education that offers a BA in Early Childhood Education. Experience the program’s strong research agenda and how it prepares graduates to work in a diverse and changing range of services for educating and caring for children up to age 8.

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

As an exchange student in the Early Childhood Education degree program at Curtin University of Technology, you will experience first hand a well-respected qualification for educating young children. Build your skills, knowledge and experience for teaching children up to age 8 in early childhood centres and schools.

International partnerships

Thanks to the School of Early Childhood Studies’ memorandum of understanding with the University of Urawa (Faculty of Child Studies), you can complete your fourth-year senior internship at the university. Additionally, you can volunteer to welcome the Urawa University delegation of faculty, students and professionals that visits the School of ECS each March. View photos from the 2016 visit.

Courses

As a student in ECS, you can choose interdisciplinary courses that explore international development issues and trends. As well, many of your ECS core courses —such as CLD 448 Childhood in a Global Context — explore issues affecting young children around the world.

Volunteering abroad

ECS students, along with students from other disciplines at Ryerson, enjoy opportunities to volunteer in the Caribbean with Every Child Counts, an educational organization in Abaco, Bahamas for children with learning disabilities. To learn more about this opportunity and how to get involved, check with Ryerson International.

Out-of-country/out-of-province placements

At Ryerson’s School of Early Childhood studies, we make it possible for you to expand your professional skills, knowledge and connections by completing your fourth-year field placement course outside of Ontario or Canada. Learn more details about the out-of-country/out-of-province placement option.