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Summer Programs

A semester abroad may not be ideal for your circumstances. Instead, you can check out some of the summer programs abroad organized by our institutional partners.

Whether it’s an experiential learning experience, opening the doors to another language and culture, or a for-credit research or course-based learning opportunity, this could be a summer experience like no other. Summer programs are generally regarded as ‘Study Abroad’ programs that are distinct from exchanges. This means you pay tuition and/or program fees directly to the host institution.

OUI Summer Programs

Popular summer abroad programs for Ryerson students are offered through external,Ontario Universities International (OUI). They provide funding for all participants. Study a language, carry out research or learn about local culture through summer programs offered at partner universities in external,China, external,Indiaexternal,Germany, or external,France.

  • PDF fileOIN Study India Program - A 4-week program offered by Symbiosis International University, Pune in August that introduces Indian culture, history and philosophy.
  • PDF fileOIN Short-term Study Program - An 8 to 12-week research program that can be undertaken at any time in the calendar year. It is intended for students with defined research projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, and technology. The on-campus research project is conducted under the supervision of a professor at an OIN partner college or university in India.

How to Apply to a Summer Program

To apply for the OUI summer programs you must complete the application form found on each program's website and submit it to Ryerson International ( directly.

Summer 2018 Application Deadlines:

The deadline for the OBW (Germany) and ORA (France) Summer Research Programs is December 1st, 2017.

The deadline for all other programs is January 31st, 2018.

Please note the application deadline for ORA Summer Langaguage ONLY has been extended to February 12th, 2018.

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If you wish to receive credit for your time abroad, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Letter of Permission (LOP) process prior to departure. 

Field Trips

Some faculties and academic departments offer field trip components as an integral part of the curriculum within particular courses (examples include Urban & Regional Planning, Architecture, RTA School of Media, and more). These are organized and hosted by the faculty and academic department directly.