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Faculty-Led Programs

On November 18th the Provost and Vice-President, Academic announced that due to the Government of Canada's lifting of the world-wide "avoid non-essential travel" advisory, external link, effective immediately, the University is pleased to resume travel support for outbound student activities for fully vaccinated individuals. Read the full University-Sanctioned International Activity Update online. 

If you are a faculty or staff member, please see the Faculty and Staff Resources: Global Learning Programs Abroad (GLPA) page on the Ryerson International site.

Faculty-Led Programs are international academic initiatives in which a faculty member takes a group of students abroad. This may be referred to in different ways across the university, including but not limited to field trips, field studies, short-term intensives, faculty-led travel, etc.

If you are interested in participating in this type of activity abroad check in with your home academic department and faculty to see what may be available. Opportunities are often promoted on department websites and via email. For example, the Creative School has a list of International Intensives abroad available on their website. 

Ryerson International funds Faculty-Led Programs through our PDF fileGlobal Learning Programs Abroad (GLPA) Development grant. While faculty and staff apply directly to this grant to develop a program, students should keep an eye out for programs developed through the grant as a central component of the funding is directed at students who participate in chosen programs. Check out past program recipients of the grant by exploring the 2017-2018 RIELIF recipient list, and the 2018-2019 RIELIF recipient list.

To learn more about the different types of Faculty-Led Programs available and what students have to say about the experience, check out the following blog entries and Ryerson Today stories:

  • Michelle Fedorowich, opens in new window, 4th Year Student in Social Work, Faculty of Community Services, Live-in-Labs program at Amritapuri University.
  • Hayley Graham, opens in new window, Hannah White, opens in new window, and Jessica Burtt, opens in new window, students at the RTA School of Media who participated in the RTA International Development class travelling to Kenya to partner with Amref Health Africa.
  • Nikita Drakokhrust, opens in new window, Student in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, trip to Washington DC as part of the CPOG490 course Politics and Government in Washington DC.
  • TRSM Retail students travel to NYC and Italy: For eight days a group of 15 students travelled to Rome, Florence and Milan, while another group of 18 students travelled to New York City.
  • Hong Kong 360: A group of 10 Journalism students travelled to Hong Kong with professor Adrian Ma to report and present street-level stories using 360-degree VR video technology.
  • NAISA 2019: A group of First Nations students from different disciplines across the university travelled to New Zealand with Damien Lee, associate fellow at the Yellowhead Institute, to attend NAISA (the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference).
  • So Speaks the Land, external link, opens in new window: A theatrical piece created in partnership between the Wesatern Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, the University of Southern California and the School of Performance at Ryerson. Students from Ryerson and Edith Cowan travelled back and forth between Perth and Toronto to prepare and present the piece.