Accommodation and Meals
Institut de Touraine Residence Accommodation
Student residences are located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Tours, near the Botanical Gardens and the Université François Rabelais, and are approximately a 20 minute walk from the Institut de Touraine. Each student will have their own small single studio apartment, with mailbox, intercom, private washroom and small kitchenette (with cutlery, plates and cooking utensils). The buildings will also house other non- U of T students. There are no meal plans; students should budget approx. CAD$800 for purchased and self-prepared meals.
There is no group flight for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. However, a group bus may be available to transport students from the airport in Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to the residence in Tours. Students will be informed of the bus departure time closer to the start of the program. Students who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the extra day(s).
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order for them to enter France as visitors. Information on the entry requirements is available by visiting the Global Affairs Canada website. Please note that most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their territory due to COVID-19.
Information on visitor entry requirements is also available from the Consulate General of France at http://www.consulfrance-toronto.org
NOTE: International students who need to apply for a short-stay visa should apply for it in Toronto. Students can request a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER all of their program fees have been paid to the Summer Abroad office.
Health and Safety
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO), which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend the in-person France PDO in May (details TBA).