Study Abroad This Summer

Thinking of traveling abroad this summer, but not sure what you want to do or where you want to go? We’ve got you covered. Many of Ryerson’s partner institutions around the world offer summer courses in a variety of fields.

While the application deadline has already passed for some opportunities, there are still many options available to explore this summer. Read on below to find out more about the available study abroad options and how you can receive credit for toward your Ryerson degree. Continue reading “Study Abroad This Summer”

Iconic Canadian Films to Prepare You for Your Exchange at Ryerson

One of the most difficult aspects about going on exchange is understanding the new culture you’re going to be living in for the next few months. To better prepare you for this culture shock, we have compiled a list of the must-see Canadian films, ranging from iconic classics to brand new releases, and everything in between. Read on to see which films you should binge before you arrive for your exchange. Continue reading “Iconic Canadian Films to Prepare You for Your Exchange at Ryerson”

23 Things to do in Toronto This Summer

Now that winter has finally ended, it’s time to start thinking ahead to fun in the sun. Whether you’re looking to explore the city, learn about different cultures, or just eat all the delicious food you can handle, Toronto has a plethora of events for everyone. Continue reading “23 Things to do in Toronto This Summer”

The Experience of a Lifetime

By Victoria Scarpelli, Undergraduate student in Global Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

When choosing which university I wanted to attend, I always knew I wanted to go on exchange at some point throughout my studies. This was one of my main reasons for deciding to attend Ryerson University. Their business program offered so many choices of schools in countries all over the world. In my 2nd semester of my 3rd year of studies, I was finally able to make this dream a reality by attending SKEMA Business School in Nice, France for a semester with my best friend. We decided to stay in a little town just outside the main city called Antibes. As soon as we arrived, I instantly fell in love. The culture, cuisine, the art and history, it was all just so incredible. Not to mention, it was winter and 15 degrees outside and sunny!!

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From Ryerson to the Honda Research Institute: A year as a Software Developer in Japan

By Adam Adair, Undergraduate student in Computer Science, Faculty of Science

I recently began a 12-month position as a Software Developer at the Honda Research Institute in Wako, Japan. The placement is part of the Canada-Japan Co-op program (CJCP), which is hosted in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.

Last semester, while job searching, I was extremely excited to see a posting for the Canada-Japan Co-op program . I believe that an international co-op is an excellent opportunity and Japan is an ideal destination for me personally. Since I am half Japanese, I have always wanted to visit Japan and explore that part of my heritage in order to better understand that side of my background and culture. However, until I received this great opportunity, it has always been financially infeasible.

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5 Things Students Should Know About The Netherlands

 By Nataleah Hunter-Young, PhD student in Communication & Culture

In December 2017, I travelled to the Netherlands to present at the first Art & Activism Conference hosted by Leiden University, located about 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam. The conference was only set to last three days but, seeing as I had never been to the Netherlands before, I tacked on an extra week and a half to the beginning of the trip so that I could explore. If you are travelling to Holland for similar reasons, and can afford to do the same, I would highly recommend it but there are a few things to be aware of before you travel.

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Toronto → Melbourne: Moving from the Fourth Most Livable City in the World to the First

By Tiffany Rioflorido, Undergraduate student in Business Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

Since returning from my exchange at RMIT University in Melbourne, I have constantly been asked the same generic question — How was Australia? I never quite know how to fully summarize my exchange and often find myself struggling to answer the question, so much so that my answers often come out bland and almost unforgiving. “Good” I say, however sometimes on a better day I say, “great.” Other questions such as Did you surf? or What was your favourite memory? are a little easier to answer- yes, I did surf (once), and I have many favourite memories from my exchange to pick from.

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#YesMan

By Kelvin Urbina, Undergraduate student in Chemistry, Faculty of Science

This past summer, I spent four months in London, England participating in an exchange at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the University College London School of Pharmacy. During my time abroad I conducted research to create a drug delivery system to treat bovine mastitis, aka cattle mammary gland infections, in the nano-fabrication and dosage design form laboratory.

Inspired by the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man — about a man who, quite literally, says yes to every option that is presented to him — I spent my summer in London saying yes to opportunities and this attitude brought me nothing but happiness.

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RIEOS: the Ryerson International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship!

Are you a student applying for the 2018/19 academic exchange program? Don’t forget to apply for RIEOS: the Ryerson International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship!

RIEOS  supports student participation in an academic exchange with one of Ryerson’s 75+ partners.

In the 2018/19 academic year, RIEOS will provide 40 students with financial support for their exchange experience.

The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2018

RIEOS Eligibility and Application Guidelines

Per-term Cost Estimates for Ryerson Exchange Destinations

Ryerson International Interns Tackle Common Questions About the International Exchange Program

Sophia Chea (right), a Ryerson International (RI) intern and future exchange student interviews Saura Haggart-Smith (left), another RI intern and  former exchange participant.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

Sophia: Before I applied to go on an exchange, I attended an information session hosted by my faculty specific exchange coordinator. Attending the session made my application process so much easier. As the deadline for the application is near the end of January, I was able to take some time after my exams to complete it.

Next Steps:

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