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Student Stories

November 4, 2022
Meet Natalie Boehmer, a past participant in the Summer Abroad program in England. In this article, Natalie shares why she chose ENG296: Special Topics in English Literature, Shakespeare.
October 4, 2022
Thank you to everyone who submitted photo and video content from their time abroad, we loved getting a glimpse into your wonderful experiences.
September 29, 2022
We are excited to welcome our new team of work study students! All of these students have participated in at least one Summer Abroad course. Over the fall and winter semesters, you'll see them across the three U of T campuses answering questions about Summer Abroad. They are eager to share their own experiences and advise other U of T students on all the international learning opportunities available through Summer Abroad in 2023!   
Tracy poses at a Summer Abroad Event
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