By Cathryn McEachern, COMMUNICATIONS INTERN AT RYERSON INTERNATIONAL (4TH YEAR STUDENT AT TRSM)
In a city with as much to see and do as Toronto, it can be hard to decide what to do with your time! There’s an overwhelming amount of restaurants, cafes, shops, activities, and more. Especially if you’re only visiting, it’s nearly impossible to see it all.
As a local and a Ryerson student, I’ve developed a list of some places around campus that I think are worth checking out. I hope this helps to kick-start your Toronto adventures, or just open your eyes to something you might’ve overlooked before.
Happy exploring! Continue reading Toronto 101
By Klara Hofman, Exchange Student at Ryerson in Fall 2018
Never in my life would I have pictured to have such intense experiences in just one semester! Traveling is without a doubt in my genes and it is something I wouldn’t want to miss in my life. So, I started looking for opportunities to spend a semester abroad while academically improving and making progress in my studies. Luckily, my home university in Trier (Germany) is partners with Ryerson’s School of Child and Youth Care. I was in a rush – applied – got picked – got accepted and just a blink of an eye later, I arrived at Pearson Airport in August 2018.
Continue reading Honeymoon 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
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
Global Learning Opportunities Week (GLOW) is a week full of events that highlight study abroad opportunities available to Ryerson students.
We invite you to GLOW with Ryerson International!
View the GLOW 2017 schedule and register for events here
By Jade du Preez, Inbound Exchange Student from the Journalism program at Edinburgh Napier University
“Yeah, but why Canada?” This was probably the most commonly asked question from local Torontonians. They couldn’t understand why someone as well travelled as myself would spend four months in Canada, of all the countries I could have picked. And here’s why; Canada is the most beautiful and polite country I’ve ever visited. Never have I encountered nicer people in such a big city, and I’ve lived in a few cities!
Continue reading Seeing Life in a New Light: Looking Back on My Exchange at Ryerson University
RISExC is a student-run group that helps new Ryerson exchange students settle into life in Toronto. The committee is mostly made up of current Ryerson students who have previously participated in the exchange program. The group plans social events and sightseeing trips in Toronto.
Joining RISExC is not only a great way to become involved in exchange community, it is also an opportunity to draw on your lived experiences to help others feel more comfortable here in Toronto.
Join the RISExC Fall ’17 – Student Group Facebook page.
Interested in taking a leadership role on the committee?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RISExC Committee Fall’17 and join the RISExC Fall’17 – Organizer Facebook Page.
Continue reading Getting Involved in the Exchange Community: Join RISExC!
Photo Credit: Vilja Keskimaki, 2016/2017 Ryerson Inbound Exchange Student
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.
Below are some search avenues that may be helpful: Continue reading Planning for Exchange at Ryerson? Read This Post for Tips on Finding Short-Term Housing in Toronto
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.
Continue reading RYERSON INTERNATIONAL 2016/2017 PHOTO CONTEST!
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