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International

Notice for all upcoming travel:

The safety of Ryerson community members is of utmost importance. Ryerson has suspended all future university-sanctioned international travel and in-person activity abroad for students and staff until April 30th, 2021. Ryerson urges faculty members to carefully consider any upcoming travel plans. When possible, consider cancelling your plans entirely, or postponing to a later date and delaying financial commitments. 

For more information for students, visit our Safety Abroad page.

For more information for faculty and staff, visit our International Risk Management page.

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ACS International

Got the travel bug? Interested in international issues? Many ACS students are, and there are lots of ways for you to expand your horizons! Below is a list of various international opportunities for ACS students. Some of them (like the exchange programs), involve going away, but others can be done right here in Toronto! For example, you can mentor an international student, or get involved with Ryerson’s International Issues Discussions Series.

If you would like further information about any of these opportunities, please contact

Jill Careless
Community Liaison / Experiential Learning Coordinator
Office: POD-344 J
Phone: 416 979 5000 Ext. 4798
jill.careless@ryerson.ca

Opportunities

  1. Ryerson International offers many resources for students who are interested in participating in:

  2. The Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships (OIEOS) program provides $2,500 to students in financial need who wish to embark on international academic exchanges.

  3. International Student Support (ISS) provides support services for registered international students at Ryerson, and promotes international awareness to the Ryerson community.

  4. It is possible to take courses at a different university (in Canada or in a different country) and to have these courses credited towards your degree in ACS. To do this, you must request, in advance, a PDF fileLetter of Permission from the ACS Program Director.

  5. Each year, students from the Faculty of Arts can apply to participate in the Alternative Spring Break program, which takes a group of students to a developing country to do community-building and educational outreach work.

  6. Each year, a group of students work together to plan Ryerson’s International Issues Discussion Series, external link, external link, which brings in distinguished speakers to lecture and lead discussions on various topics. For more information, or to get involved, contact Dr. Arne Kislenko in the History Department.

  7. ACS students can study in Florence, Italy for three university credits. This program offers an opportunity for ACS students to study the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Italy. In addition to studying in Florence, students will also visit Venice, Sienna, and the beautiful hilltop town of Assisi in Umbria. The language of instruction is English.