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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.

Ryerson Opportunities

Popular summer abroad programs for Ryerson students are offered through Ontario Universities International (OUI), external link. Study a language, carry out research or learn about local culture through summer programs offered at partner universities in China, external link, India, external linkGermany, external link, or France, external link.

Note that the programs listed below are subject to change depending on availability. Check the specific program websites for more information.

  • OIN Study India Program, external link, opens in new window - A month-long immersion program held in August at Shiv Nadar University, Noida (National Capital Region). Offers students the opportunity to learn about India’s history, culture, politics, social structure, architecture, fine arts, religions, and more.
  • OIN Short-term Study Program, external link, opens in new window - A two to three month research program that can be undertaken at any time in the calendar year. It is intended for students with defined projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, management and technology. The on-campus project is conducted under the supervision of a professor at an OIN partner college or university in India.

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 (rihelp@ryerson.ca) directly.

Summer 2020 Application Deadlines:

The deadline for all of the OUI research based summer programs is December 10th, 2019. This includes the OBW, ORA, and OJS Summer Research Programs (SRPs), as well as OIN's Short-Term Study Program (SSP).

The deadline for all other OUI programs is January 31st, 2020.

For more information contact rihelp@ryerson.ca.

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. 

Many Faculties and academic departments run international programming for students during the spring/summer term. For more information about this type of programming visit our section on Global Learning Programs Abroad (GLPAs).

External Opportunities

Many of our partner institutions around the world offer short-term summer programs, with a focus on cross-cultural learning opportunities, professional development, and language and culture studies.

How to Apply:

Program requirements and application procedures vary by institution. Please visit the program websites, listed below, for further information regarding application guidelines.

Ryerson International does not play a role in the application process for the international summer programs.

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.

Cost:

Students must pay program fees directly to the host university organizing the summer course/program. Some of the institutions listed below offer a discounted program fee to students who are from universities with whom they have an existing student exchange agreement with. You should check with the university directly to see if Ryerson is a partner and if you are able to access a discounted rate.

University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline

London School of Economics Summer School (LSU-UCT), external link, opens in new window

South Africa

An intensive two week university level summer school (winter if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) program for students and professionals at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Explore important social science issues relevant to Africa and the world. 

June 24 to July 5, 2019

Early Bird: March 31st, 2019: 

 

Visit the university website for more updates, external link, opens in new window

Stellenbosch University Summer School, external link, opens in new window

South Africa

Short term courses that cover a variety of fields of study, which includes: Philosophy, Engineering, Botany, Political Science, Economics, Literature, Art and Media, History, HIV/AIDS, International Relations, Chinese Studies, Multilingualism, Linguistics, and Marketing.  

Varies by course

Early bird: March 1st, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

April 7, 2019, external link, opens in new window

University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline

Harbin Institute of Technology, external link

China

Short-term courses in the areas of technology, social development, environment and society.

Varies by course

April 10, 2019, external link, opens in new window

London School of Economics Summer School (LSU-PKU), external link China An intensive two week programme for students and professionals at Peking University. Social Science courses relevant to Asia and the world, taught by leading academics.  August 5 to August 16, 2019

Early Bird: March 31st, 2019:

 

Visit the university website for more updates , external link, opens in new window

Nankai University: Nankai Belt & Road Initiative Summer School, external link, opens in new window China An international short-term study program that provides students with the opportunity to learn about modern China and experience Chinese language culture by enjoying lectures in the related topics like Chinese Economy, and Chinese Society. It also offers a series of interdisciplinary courses, such as Chinese Economics, Business, History, Society, Law and Public Policy, etc. June 24 to July 21 , 2019 Visit Nankai University Website for Details , external link, opens in new window
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, external link, opens in new window Hong Kong Short-intensive courses with options to study subjects related to Chinese Language, Culture and Society, design, innovation and technology, business, entrepreneurship and global leadership.

Field Trip (Optional):
July 4 to July 10, 2019

Classes:
July 11 to August 14, 2019

March 10, 2019, external link, opens in new window
(deadline for Ryerson)


March 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window
(deadline for Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

University of Kyoto Amgen Scholars Program, external link, opens in new window Japan An eight-week intensive program focused on science and biotechnology research. June 11 to August 4, 2019

February 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window

at 3 p.m. (JST)

Nanyang Technological University Summer Programme, external link Singapore A four or six-week program with five available tracks: Chinese Language & Culture Studies, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Creative Design & Media, Success in the Globalised Marketplace, and New Technologies, New World.

Four-week Program:
July 1  to July 26, 2019

 

Six-week Program: June 24 to August 2, 2019

April 19, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Chung-Ang University International Summer Program, external link, opens in new window South Korea Two three-week or four-week sessions focused on Nanotechnology and International Relations, Korean Languages, or Korean Culture

To be confirmed

Visit Chung-Ang University Website for Details, external link, opens in new window
Fu Jen Catholic University International Summer School, external link Taiwan Courses span for five weeks, with a selection ranging from economics, business, mathematics, philosophy, literature, history, and nature. July 8 to July 9, 2019 Visit Fu Jen Catholic University Website for Details, external link, opens in new window
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline

Artevelde University College Ghent - Hidden Business Champions, external link, opens in new window

Belgium

A unique two-week summer school in two surprising countries offering insight in innovative business & sales models.

June 29, 2019 to July 13, 2019

March 15, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Zagreb School of Economics and Management, external link, opens in new window Croatia A three-week summer program that offers a variety of bachelor and master courses in design thinking, big data, financial management, machine learning, and behavioral economics. June 24 to July 12, 2019 June 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Copenhagen Business School International Summer University Program, external link Denmark The month-long program provides participants with an opportunity to study in a truly international environment, combining high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. June 25 to July 25, 2019

First Round: February 19, 2019, external link, opens in new window


Second Round: April 2, 2019, external link, opens in new window

VIA University College Summer School, external link, opens in new window Denmark Intensive two or four weeks courses within the fields of health, teaching, pedagogy,  social work, engineering, construction, information and communication. Varies by course May 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window
IÉSEG School of Management Summer Programs, external link, opens in new window France

Three business-oriented programs focused on different topics including Business and Management within a global context, International Business Fashion, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Varies by program

Business and Management: May 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

International Business Fashion: May 15, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: April 30, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Experiential Learning in Health Science and Food Technology - Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Summer School, external link France An intensive interdisciplinary program hosted by two universities (UniLaSalle in France and Ghent University in Belgium) that covers topics, such as healthy nutrition, allergies and food intolerances, or the impact of food processing on human health. It also integrates practical learning in a pilot brewery. June 17 to July 5, 2019 February 15, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Culinary Sciences for Health Benefits - Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Summer School, external link, opens in new window France

An intensive interdisciplinary program that integrates culinary arts, health science and professional practice and learn all about sustainable food production.The course also includes an internship option.

For students currently in the Nutrition Program, this course has been pre-approved for two Pre-Gen credits. If you have any concerns regarding these credits, please contact Zena Alrawdah (zena@ryerson.ca) for more information.

May 16 to June 14, 2019 February 15. 2019, external link, opens in new window
European Food Heritage in France and Italy - Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Summer School, external link, opens in new window France

A short intensive summer course that compares agricultural systems in France, Italy and addresses topics such as innovative initiatives in food production and processing, food quality labels, and landscape research. The course also includes a work placement option.

May 20 to June 14, 2019 February 15, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Université Grenoble Alpes, external link, opens in new window France

An interdisciplinary program that covers topics as diverse as architecture, economic development, climate change, earth sciences, and history. It will involve taking students beyond the classroom and into the mountains in a series of field trips and case studies tied to the latest in current research.

June 17 to June 29, 2019 April 15, 2019 , external link, opens in new window

SKEMA Business School - Summer School, external link, opens in new window

France

A short two-week summer intensives that  gives students the opportunity to study two business modules (Project management or Finance) in English combined with an optional course on French language and culture.

Finance & Banking: July 8 to 12, 2019


Project Management: July 15 to 19, 2019

May 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Aalto University - Aalto Fashion Studies Seminar, external link, opens in new window Finland An intensive course for Masters or PhD students that will dive into global and local geographies, and specific places and spaces of fashion, aided by texts, images, discussions and field trips to Helsinki-based fashion brands, retail spaces, museums and galleries. June 3 to June 14, 2019 April 22, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Osnabrück University’s Summer Schools, external link, opens in new window Germany A short training program that allows students to acquire an integrated perspective on the architecture, biogenesis, and dynamics or learn German language and culture. July 5 to July 28, 2019

Biology Course: March 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

German Culture and Language Course: March 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, external link, opens in new window Lisbon

Three-week courses on the topics of leadership and strategic knowledge, brand management and marketing communication, entrepreneurial finance, and trends in digital marketing.

Varies by course

First phase (start date): April 30, external link, opens in new window


Second phase (start date): May 1, external link, opens in new window

Warsaw School of Economics Summer School, external link, opens in new window Poland Two-week program focused on economics and management. Varies by course Visit Warsaw School of Economics Website for Details, external link, opens in new window
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology , external link, opens in new window Poland

A short intensive programs that uses an interactive approach to cover a diverse range of course topics from data science with python to green fuels and environment.

July 1 to July 26, 2019

April 30, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

Early bird: March 25, 2019, external link, opens in new window

University of Malaga Summer Intensive Spanish Program, external link, opens in new window Spain Two or four week (45 or 90 hours) intensive Spanish language courses, with six levels from beginner to mastery. Various start dates from July to September 2019 Deadlines Vary by Course Start Date, external link, opens in new window
Linköping University International Summer Academy, external link, opens in new window Sweden A four-week program featuring courses in a variety of academic fields, including Entrepreneurship in Health Care, Exploring Sweden, and The Use (and Abuse) of Culture. June 28 to July 27, 2019 March 18, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Jonkoping International Business School, external link, opens in new window Sweden

Two courses offered for students interested in the areas of engineering, management, health and welfare with a special focus in internationalization and sustainability.

June 1 to June 28, 2019 April 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Summer School, external link, opens in new window The Netherlands

A two-week intensive classes in a variety of academic fields, including Digital Brand Engagement, Leadership in the EU, and Software for Science.

July 1 to July 12, 2019 May 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Tilburg University Summer School, external link, opens in new window The Netherlands Various academic and language courses, including Bible and Video Games, Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship, and Dutch Intensive Summer Course. Varies by course

May 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

Statelessness Summer Course - Global focus: March 15, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Utrecht Summer School , external link, opens in new window The Netherlands

The Utrecht summer school offers over 250 short intensive courses with a variety of subjects ranging from life sciences, engineering, healthcare, business, law and economics, and arts and culture.

Varies by course Visit Utrecht Summer School Website for Details, external link, opens in new window
University of Leeds International Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - England A four-week immersion into British culture with module courses, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities. July 6 to August 3, 2019 May 1, 2018, external link, opens in new window
Manchester Metropolitan University International Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - England A three-week program taught in various streams, including British Politics and Football and British Culture, taught through lectures, seminars and guided cultural visits. July 8 to July 27, 2019 April 17, 2019, external link, opens in new window
University of Surrey SBS Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - England A two-week program that focuses on the concept of digital innovation, with study topics ranging from  digital economy and app development, crowdfunding and open innovation. June 24 to July 5, 2019 Visit University of Surrey Website for Details, external link, opens in new window
Coventry University Summer School , external link, opens in new window UK - England Short intensive courses ranging from international business, global sustainability and innovation, global health, entrepreneurship and more.

Session 1: June 16 to June 29, 2019

 

Session 2: June 23 to July 6, 2019

 

Session 3: June 30 to July 13, 2019

 

Session 4: July 14 to July 27, 2019

February 1, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Sheffield Hallam University International Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - England The summer program teaches students how to plan for reporting in potential hostile situations, how to access credible information, how to assess the nature of the risks they may face and be familiar with legal and ethical challenges. They will also learn about the values of free and independent journalism. June 24 to June 28, 2019 March 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Sheffield Hallam University Film Market Professional Strategies Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - England The program offers an intensive training regime across five days giving participants the chance to develop their project, business ideas & skills and to cultivate strong networks within the industry. July 8 to July 12, 2019 March 31, 2019, external link, opens in new window
University of the Arts London , opens in new window

UK - London

 

Summer Study Abroad offers three to five week-long courses over three summer sessions at Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication and Wimbledon College of Arts. Students wishing to study with the London College of Fashion can attend one of their Summer Schools which run for five or eight weeks and include study trips to Paris.

Dates vary between:

May 7, 2019 to August 9, 2019

(Depending on how many weeks the student wishes to go abroad.)

PDF fileEarly May on a rolling basis, external link, opens in new window
University of Stirling International Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - Scotland Modules offered in four-week blocks - students can choose to study for four weeks or the full eight weeks – featuring courses on The Scottish Perspective, Photographing the Urban, and International Relations.

Block 1: June 8 to July 6, 2019

 

Block 2: July 6 to August 3, 2019

PDF fileApril 5, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Glasglow Caledonian University International Summer School, external link, opens in new window UK - Scotland A two-week period of study with the option of earning credits during a third week, with courses including Global Leadership. Sustainability Challenges in Business, Technology and Health, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Social Impact. July 17 to July 30, 2019 May 3, 2019, external link, opens in new window
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline

Canadian University Dubai, external link, opens in new window

Dubai

A three-week program that offers a variety of courses including strategic management, media cultural codes, database fundamentals, architecture and media, robotics, and more.

June 9 to June 26, 2019

Early bird rate: February 28, external link, opens in new window

Koç University International Migration Summer Program, external link, opens in new window Turkey A short intensive program that covers the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. July 1 to July 19, 2019 May 3, 2019, external link, opens in new window
Koç University Summer Exchange, external link, opens in new window Turkey

Summer Exchange at Koç University offers a broad range of courses and provides an education with an international and intercultural perspective.

July 1 to August 25, 2019 April 5, 2019, external link, opens in new window
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, external link, opens in new window

Mexico City

 

Two summer courses in Mexico City (Four weeks) taught entirely in English. The programs are “Social Entrepreneurship Summer Bootcamp” and “Spanish Language and Mexican Culture.” Since the two programs run at the same time, students would have to choose one of the two options.   May 24 to June 21, 2019 

Social Entrepreneurship Summer Bootcamp Course: PDF fileMarch 24, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Spanish Language and Mexican Culture Course:
PDF fileMarch 24, 2019, external link, opens in new window

 

To apply, please email: info@internacional.ibero.mx

University Del Pacifico Summer Program, external link, opens in new window

Chile

A four-week program comprised of specialized Spanish language and business courses.

July, 2019 to TBC

Visit University Del Pacifico Website for Details, external link, opens in new window

Please review our International Internships and Placements page if you are interested in more global learning opportunities.