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Student Stories

November 24, 2021
Andrew is a UTM student who participated in RSM295Y International Management taught by Professor Sam Chiu on-site in Hong Kong in 2019 and in SOC393Y0 Selected Topics in Sociological Science Research: Contemporary Chinese Society taught virtually by Professors Weiguo Zhang and Tat Tsang in 2021. In this interview, Andrew shares his experiences with both program styles, explains why both were valuable parts of his U of T experience, and offers advice for students applying to future Summer Abroad programs
November 17, 2021
In this article, past-participant Xuan, shares her experiences in the South Africa virtual Summer Abroad program in 2020
South Africa virtual class photo
November 2, 2021
Alexander is a U of T alumnus who participated in CRI389Y taught by Professor William Watson on-site at Oxford in 2016 and in PSY306Y taught virtually by Professor Stuart Kamenetsky in 2021. In this interview, Alexander shares his experiences with both program styles and explains why both were valuable parts of his U of T experience.
September 30, 2021
We're excited to welcome seven students to our work study team this year! Two of our students have participated in on-site programs: France & Hong Kong. Three students have participated in virtual Summer Abroad programs: England, South Korea, China (International Politics), and Beijing & Tianjin. Finally, three students bring a lot of experience with student engagement on campus and a passion for experiential and international learning.  These students will be representing the Summer Abroad office at virtual events at UTSG, UTM and UTSC. They will also be hosting drop-in hours to offer peer advice on Summer Abroad, see the events page for details about upcoming drop in sessions.  
Work Study Team Screenshot
September 23, 2021
Learn about virtual Summer Abroad course ENV382H in this short video put together by our Social Media Correspondent, Tanisha.
September 23, 2021
Learn about virtual Summer Abroad course CRI389Y in this short video put together by our Social Media Correspondent, Daniella. 
September 23, 2021
Learn about virtual Summer Abroad course CIN378Y in this short video put together by our Social Media Correspondent, Marybel.
September 23, 2021
Learn about virtual Summer Abroad course RSM395Y (South Korea) in this short video put together by our Social Media Correspondent, Zhiquan.
July 6, 2021
In this interview we chat with Rebecca, who participated in Summer Abroad in Spain in 2017 and Portugal in 2019. Rebecca highlights how important her Summer Abroad experiences were in fostering her ability to be independent and how that newfound sense of independence led her back to Spain.
May 18, 2021
In this interview with Michelle, who participated in Summer Abroad in South Korea in 2019, she chats about how her experience influenced her decision to pursue a career in Seoul after graduating.