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Application Procedures and Deadlines

Application Overview

Applications for the Summer Abroad program are submitted online.  A link to the application can be found at the bottom of this page. 


  • Applications for selected Virtual Summer Abroad Programs will open: Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am
  • The deadline to apply for Virtual Summer Abroad programs is: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm


The Summer Abroad team is committed to your well-being and we are here to support you during these uncertain times. We continue to monitor the situation. Admission for on-site Summer Abroad Programs will be conditional upon the Government of Canada allowing travel outside of Canada and participation is conditional upon completion of all pre-departure requirements.

  • Applications for on-site Summer Abroad Programs will open: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am
  • The deadline to apply for on-site Summer Abroad programs is: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The application deadline for the following on-site programs have been extended until further notice. Spots are limited.

  • Ecuador: ENV395Y0  Ecology and Conservation in the Amazon, Andes and Cloud Forest (Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 9 am)
  • England: Only FAH392Y0: Studies Abroad in Medieval Art and Architecture (Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 9 am)
  • Ireland: CIN378Y0 Aspects of a National Cinema: Ireland (Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 9 am)
  • Italy: ANT396Y0 Italian Regional Foodways and Culture; CRI389Y0 Current Issues in International Criminology; FAH393Y0  Studies Abroad in Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture; ITA358/359Y0 Modern Italian Culture; PSY306Y0 Special Topics in Psychology
  • Puerto Rico: CAR332Y0 Puerto Rican Culture and Environment (Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 9 am)
  • Spain: ANT395Y0 Andalusian Cuisine - A Window to Spanish Culture; FAH390Y0 Studies Abroad in Spanish Art & Architecture: Seville – Twenty Centuries of Art History; SPA100Y0 Spanish for Beginners; SPA255Y0 Introduction to the Hispanic World

Students may apply to up to two Summer Abroad programs but must submit a separate application and $200 application fee for each.  If you are not admitted to a program you will receive a refund of the application fee.

Admission Criteria

Admission to Summer Abroad programs is competitive (decisions are not made on a first-come, first-served basis and there are not necessarily spots for all applicants). Applicants will be assessed on the strength of their overall application including:

  • Academic record over the past 12 months
  • Relevance of the course to the applicant's program of study
  • Personal statement addressing specific questions (which will be listed in the application)
  • Additional responses to questions regarding adaptability

Note that Woodsworth College may request additional documents in certain cases. Admission notification will be issued for most programs in mid March to early April.  

Wondering how to apply for a U of T Summer Abroad program? In this 8 minute video, a Summer Abroad work study student reviews the application process step-by-step.