Learning Abroad

Learning Abroad opportunities are available to Faculty of Arts & Science students to enrich your degree. Explore academic international opportunities offered directly by the University of Toronto or through partner universities by visiting the Learning Abroad website.

To further help students navigate among the many offerings, we have assembled some of the international opportunities that may be of particular relevance and interest to students enrolled in environmental programs or interested in taking environmental elective courses. In general, students will get a regular U of T credit if the course is offered through U of T, or a transfer credit if the course is taken through a partner university.

The opportunities have been categorized below by either summer versus fall/winter term abroad.

A variety of options are available to students interested in a summer course or internship abroad. These options range from intensive 0.5FCE courses offered over 2 weeks to a more immersive 1 FCE course experience spanning 4-6 weeks or more. Summer learning abroad opportunities are offered through two administrative coordinating units: Summer Abroad at Woodsworth College and the Student Exchange Program at the Centre for International Experience (CIE).

Student Exchange Programs at the CIE


Summer Abroad Program at Woodsworth College

Australia Program - ENV396H0 Special Topics: Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation, Program Dates: June or July (3 weeks)

The University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Australia (Darwin, Sydney, and Cairns) provides a unique opportunity to consider human impacts on the natural environment, and measures to address these impacts, focusing particularly on protected conservation areas. Australia provides a valuable and unique case study in this regard. The program is hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia’s leading international university.

Ecuador Program - ENV395Y0 Special Topics Field Course: Ecology and Conservation in the Amazon, Galápagos, and Andes, Program Dates: May – June (4 weeks)

This course examines fundamental concepts in ecology, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation biology through lectures and fieldwork in highland, tropical and island ecosystems in Ecuador.

For those interested in a more immersive international experience, consider going on an exchange for a Fall or Winter term abroad. The University of Toronto has agreements with partner universities around the world, which allow you to pay your regular U of T tuition while studying abroad. There are also generous subsidies for qualified students to help with any additional costs such as airfare and room & board.

The School of the Environment has been working with the Centre for International Experience (CIE) to identify partner universities with programs and courses of relevance and interest to students enrolled in environmental programs or interested in taking environmental elective courses.

Selection of Partner Universities with Environment Related Offerings

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Utrecht University
  • Lund University

We welcome feedback from students in identifying universities and programs of interest for listing and future exchange agreement opportunities. For students interested in pursuing a term abroad for programs outside the School, please visit the full list of partner universities

Students interested in any of the term abroad opportunities must apply through the Centre for International Experience.