Note: 2018 program details will be updated by mid-December.
Offered in China, Hungary, Switzerland, or Taiwan, this exciting program allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.
A detailed information session for the Science Abroad program will be held on the UofT St. George campus in January. This session provides an excellent opportunity to hear from the instructor and previous participants, see photos, and ask any questions that you may have.
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Woodsworth College Residence, in Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor Street West (SE corner of St. George and Bloor)
Science Abroad allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.
Science Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)
All students admitted to the Science Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend the in-person Science Abroad Pre-departure Orientation on Wednesday, April 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee: due February 13, 2017
• Non-Refundable Deposit of $1000: due two weeks after admission notification
• All remaining fees: due April 3, 2017
Cost of Science Abroad
|Application Fee||$200||$200||$200||$200||Paid at time of application|
|Domestic Students||$1,292||$1,292||$1,292||$1,292||Includes $1,000 deposit|
|International Students||$2,447||$2,447||$2,447||$2,447||Includes $1,000 deposit|
|U of T Incidental Fees||$170||$170||$170||$170||Estimate based on 2016 part-time summer fees|
|Lab Course Fee||$1100||Estimate – paid to U of T|
|Program Contribution||$450||Paid on site to program development fund – includes travel to Symposium in Czech Republic|
|Airfare||$1,695||$1,255||Paid for by ATLAS group||$1,820||Estimate – cost will depend on departure location and purchase date|
|Accommodation||$700||$500||Paid for by ATLAS group||$225||Estimate – paid on site|
|Meals||$420||$600||$2,800||$750||Estimate – paid on site for purchased and self-prepared meals|
|Visa for China||$145||Estimate|
|Medical Travel Insurance||variable||variable||variable||variable||Students must provide proof of medical travel insurance|
|Miscellaneous Expenses||variable||variable||variable||variable||All students should budget for miscellaneous expense (e.g. travel, gifts, etc.)|
|Approximate TOTAL Program Cost|
|Domestic Students||$4,622||$4,467||$4,462||$5,557||This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance|
|International Students||$5,777||$5,622||$5,617||$6,712||This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance|
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For additional awards and further details please see the Financial Aid section of the Summer Abroad website.
• Summer Abroad Bursary (four awards at $2000 each)