When planning for exchange at Ryerson University, finding appropriate living arrangements can often be a challenge. As you start your search, there are many factors to consider such as cost of living, location, rental agreements, etc.
Photo Credit: Vilja Keskimaki, 2016/2017 Ryerson Inbound Exchange Student
Below are some search avenues that may be helpful:
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By Serena Lalani, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
I’m not sure what day of the week it is as I’ve started to lose track, but what I can tell you is that I’m currently sipping rosé on the coast of Greece and life feels nothing short of a dream come true.
Only 4 short months ago, my 3 suitcases and I were nervously boarding a plane from Toronto Pearson to Amsterdam Schipol.
Continue reading “Living the European dream: Life Abroad”
By Julie Germansky, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
Note from the Editor: Julie received a scholarship from the Ontario-Rhone-Alpes Student Exchange Program.
It’s around 5 o’clock and I am sitting on the steps along the quai du rhône, sipping a sample size bottle of côte du rhône red wine while observing the French after-five indulgence in full swing. Clusters of friends gathering for apéro, runners trace the border of the quai, the pastel palette of Lyon’s historic facade reflects off of the water, couples show heaps of PDA and baguettes and cheese are being eaten in the masses— this is the French culture thriving as I will remember. The first time I sat on those stairs, the french chatter was white noise, but now I’ve grown to understand and participate in the French lingo myself.
Continue reading “The finals days in Lyon: Reflections from a broad abroad”
Ryerson International would like to congratulate Sierra Sun, the winner of the 2016/2017 Ryerson International Photo Contest!
Sierra is an undergraduate student in the Media Production Program at the RTA School of Media. She is currently on exchange in Hong Kong.
The Winning Photo:
Temple Street Market – Hong Kong
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By Janica Portillas, Undergraduate Student in the Business Technology Management Program, Ted Rogers School of Management
Although it feels like just yesterday, it’s been well over a year since the day I left Toronto for my exchange semester abroad in Zagreb, Croatia. Fueled by my desire to explore new places and experience new things, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and set off into the unknown.
Continue reading “7 Lessons Learned on Exchange”
By Julia Amodeo, Undergraduate student in the Creative Industries Program, Faculty of Communication and Design
3 months ago I left Canada for my semester abroad in Brisbane: the largest city on Australia’s east coast! It was my first time travelling alone and I was excited and terrified. Once I landed, met my roommates and learned more about Brisbane, I was thrilled to spend the semester here. So far my journey in Australia has been the most amazing experience of my life and I am only half way through! I have learned so much about myself and met so many amazing people from all over the world!
New Zealand Trip: Franz Josef, Milford Sound & Queenstown.
Continue reading “My Adventure Abroad: Life Down Under”
Photo by Kangyi (Collin) Shen – 2015 Contest Winner
*The contest is open to all 2016/2017 participants of the Ryerson International Exchange Program, 2016/2017 recipients of RIWEF and ICRSF, as well as students who have participated in academic placements and internships.
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By Perry Newsome, Undergraduate student in the RTA Production program, Faculty of Communication and Design
Last Sunday evening, I was travelling back to my residence at the University of Westminster in Harrow on the westbound Metropolitan Line train. It was nearing dusk, and the sky was lit up with a fiery, pink-streaked sunset, bringing the perfect spring weekend to a close.
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Studying abroad at one of Ryerson’s exchange partner universities is a great opportunity to gain international experience, learn a new language, meet new friends, and immerse yourself in a different culture. One of the most important aspects of going abroad is to start planning and saving money well before your journey begins. Not sure where to begin? This post will get you started!
Doug Furchner, Program Coordinator of Ryerson’s free financial literacy course, RU Debt Free, explains that all the lessons covered in the course syllabus are applicable well beyond the borders of Canada. The course covers the basics: budgeting, banking, bank accounts and saving, credit basics, paying for school, and life after school. In preparing to study abroad, using simple financial planning tools can make a huge difference. Doug recommends that if possible, take this FREE course before going on exchange.
Doug Furchner (right) and the RU Debt Free Team
Continue reading “RU Debt Free? Tips on Saving and Budgeting for Exchange”
Meet Joshua H!
As a Business Management student at Ryerson, Joshua participated in our Outbound Exchange program, living and studying in Madrid, Spain for the Winter of 2016.
*Below are excerpts from Joshua’s reflection piece about this life changing experience.
Continue reading “¡Que Viva Madrid!”