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Study Abroad


Travel Advisory: COVID-19

In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around international travel and safety in the foreseeable future, Ryerson University has suspended all university-sanctioned international travel and in-person activities abroad for students until August 31, 2021. This includes faculty-led trips, academic exchanges, competitions, and any student individual/group travel. Ryerson's priority remains the safety and wellbeing of students and extended community globally. 

An iphone is held in front of a historic site in Berlin, Germany.

Students in the BA History program have the opportunity to study abroad in the Winter Term of their third year at our partner universities in locations as diverse as England, Turkey, and The Netherlands. Students who study abroad pay the usual Ryerson tuition fees, but are responsible for their travel and accommodation at the exchange university. Applications for study abroad opportunities are due in January of your second year.

For more information about our Study Abroad opportunities and a current list of partner exchanges, please contact Jill Careless in the Student Experience Centre.

For additional opportunities to work or study abroad, check out the Faculty of Arts Learning Abroad information and Ryerson International.

Summer Opportunities

Students for Social Impact, a new social enterprise work-study exchange programme for undergraduate students from the UK and Canada. 

The deadline for phase one of student applications is Sunday 15 February.

 More information can be found on our website: http://www.britishcouncil.ca/students-social-impact, external link, opens in new window

Since 2012, the Istanbul-based Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in Islam (http://www.ibtav.org/, external link, external link) has conducted an annual International Summer School in collaboration with the Istanbul Museum for the History of Science and Technology (http://www.ibttm.org/ENG/, external link, external link). For one week every August, a group of international students and young researchers from a variety of backgrounds meet for a practical and material culture-based approach to the history of science and technology. The collections of the museum form an integral part of the programme, and students are given the opportunity to study individual objects and models. Topics change from year to year. The teaching language is English, and students receive a certificate after completion of the summer school.

The History of Science and Technology Travel Award provides funds for one student per year to undertake travel to Istanbul and participate in the International Summer School. Information on awards is here, opens in new window .

For more information, please contact Dr. Ingrid Hehmeyer in the Department of History:

416-979 5000 ext. 6141 or ihehmeye@ryerson.ca

Use the opportunity and study abroad in Germany’s vibrant capital Berlin!

Freie Universität Berlin international Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) is an intensive, academic short-term program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter. Students can take German language classes on five different levels of proficiency (Beginner 1 – Advanced 1) and/or enroll in one of the English-taught subject classes on History, Art History, European Studies, German Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literature, Political Science, etc.

Every FUBiS student receives a transcript from Freie Universität Berlin indicating the class(es) taken, the number of contact hours, the number of ECTS credits earned, and the grade(s) received.

FUBiS arranges off-campus accommodation (student dorm, single apartment, or homestay). In addition, FUBiS offers a variety of extracurricular activities, some of which are included in the program fee, and some at extra cost.

Website: www.fubis.org, external link, opens in new window

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Teigrob in the Department of History: 416-979-5000 ext. 2263 or robert.teigrob@ryerson.ca.