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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Experiences One Could Only Dream Of

By Genevieve Taylor, Graduate of the School of Business Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

The thought of exploring the world is exciting and exhilarating, it gets your blood pumping and imagination flowing. Traveling to new countries and cities is both eye opening and breathtaking, and yet many don’t realise how emotional and frightening it can also be.

For my last semester of my graduating year I decided to apply to the Ryerson International exchange program and begin the trip of a life time in Lisbon, Portugal.

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GLOW 2017: Schedule & Registration

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 

Adventures in Deutschland

By Alexis Bonilla, Undergraduate Student in Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Community Services

Ever since I was in high school, I always dreamt about studying abroad. As I came closer to finishing my undergrad, however, the dream started to fade…Until last October, when I learned about the opportunity to study abroad for 3 months with the Ontario Universities International (OUI) program. I quickly applied for it and started to plan my 4 month trip to the University of Trier in Germany.

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Scarborough to Sweden – A semester abroad

By Varunan Muthiah, Undergraduate student in Business Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

I remember seeing the posters for the Ryerson exchange program my first week of university. I thought it would be a great experience but didn’t think it would ever happen. Little did I know two years later I’d be on a plane to Sweden for 6 months. I didn’t know much about Sweden when applying but I knew it would be a place that would take me out of my comfort zone. This was going to be the first time I was away from family this long and living on my own. I was excited but also nervous. I had heard great things from a student who went there last year but I was still worried. I didn’t know anyone there and didn’t know if they’d have as many food options compared to Toronto. I knew it would be tough but I was determined to make the most of this experience.

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#LearningAbroad Photo Contest

Are you a Ryerson student with great photos from a global learning activity?

Enter the Canadian Bureau for International Education’Annual Photo Contest for your chance to win $100! 

The deadline for submissions is October 2nd.

Photo credit: Sofia Puente
Location: Chile

Click here for contest details

My Australian Experience

By Erika Nonis, Undergraduate Student in the Creative Industries program, Faculty of Communication & Design

Feels like just yesterday I was just lugging my suitcases to the airport to begin the journey of a lifetime. The Ryerson International exchange program opened the opportunity for me to go to Brisbane, Australia. I found a student apartment with a 6-month lease, and spent an 2 extra months in Australia prior to the start of the semester. This allowed me to extend my experience in the amazing country and really immerse myself into the lifestyle and culture.

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