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Student Stories

July 4, 2022
In about two weeks, Alina will be heading to Berlin for the Germany Summer Abroad program, she wrote a blog post to share her thoughts and feelings before she heads abroad.
Berlin Photo
July 4, 2022
By the end of July participants in the Italy program will be arriving in Siena! In anticipation, many students are researching the location and making plans for seeing and doing a variety of things while in Italy. In this infographic, Intaj shares the top five things she is looking forward to checking off her Italy bucket list during field trips and free time.  
An Italy Summer Abroad Bucket List featuring: The Palio de Siena, A Gondola ride in Venice, Touring the Colosseum, Visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Relaxing by lake Como
June 29, 2022
2022 is the second year that the Summer Abroad Office has offered virtual Summer Abroad courses. These courses allow students to experience international learning online through virtual field trips, guest speakers and local experience. This infographic highlights the virtual Summer Abroad course: SOC393Y: Contemporary Chinese Society (China: Beijing & Tianjin) from the perspective of a 2022 participant
Tracy's Infographic on her experience in the Beijing & Tianjin virtual program
June 3, 2022
We are excited to welcome our new team of work study students!  These six students will be participating in an assortment of Summer Abroad programs: England, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea & Virtual Beijing & Tianjin. Two weeks ago, they got together at the courtyard outside of Woodsworth College for their first meeting. Over the summer, they will be creating content to highlight their Summer Abroad experiences, hosting events for Summer Abroad participants, and developing resources for the 2022/23 academic year.  
Team picture in the Woodsworth Courtyard
April 5, 2022
This year, we encouraged students to share their admissions on Instagram so that we could join in their celebration! Thank you to everyone who shared their admission excitement with us! Check out the submissions
Three Highlighted Admissions stories
February 8, 2022
In this interview with Anubhav, he shares his experiences participating in the Science Abroad program in Switzerland as an undergraduate student. Now a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, he reflects on the impact his Science Abroad experience at CERN has had on his academic journey.
December 7, 2021
Every year, students who participated in Summer Abroad programs submit photos to our office through our annual photo contest. These photos provide a glimpse into the friendships made, places visited, and experiences shared. Check out the gallery to see what it's like to participate in Summer Abroad!
Graphic of three gallery photos
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