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Study Elsewhere Program Options

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1) Self-directed Study

Students may study at a university of their own choosing. Students are responsible for corresponding with the host institution, obtaining course outlines, registration information and other pertinent details concerning their studies abroad.

2) Student Exchange Programs

The Faculty has entered into a number of student exchange agreements with various institutions abroad to counteract the effect of high fees for foreign students in both countries.

3) Departmental Programs

Programs are available under the sponsorship of individual departments.

More detailed information is available in the Study Elsewhere Program Information Brochure and Application, which may be obtained at the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts and Science, 100 St. George St., Room 1006, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario M5S 3G3. A separate, more comprehensive application form must be completed for the Student Exchange Programs. All participants must pay a program fee of $320.00 (subject to change). Specific programs may have additional administrative and/or tuition fees. Students intending to study elsewhere in 1998-99 are strongly advised to attend the Information meeting on Wednesday 24 September 1997 in Sidney Smith Hall.

Other Study Abroad Options

1) Departmental Programs

Siena Summer Program: Study in Italy. Contact Woodsworth College (978-2411).
Russian Language and Literature: contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (978-4895).

2) International Student Exchange

Students are encouraged to participate in the international and Canadian exchanges offered through the International Student Exchange Office, Office of the Vice-President and Provost. International exchanges include universities in the following countries: Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Taiwan, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. There are also Canadian student exchanges with universities across the country. For more information and application forms, contact the International Student Exchange Office, Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Room 307K, Toronto, ON, M5T 2Z9. Telephone: (416) 946-3091; Fax: (416) 978-6110; E-mail:; WWW:

3) Internship Programs

Professional Experience Year

The Professional Experience Year (PEY) provides students with an opportunity to gain work experience in fields related to their programs of study. Full-time students with a CGPA of at least 2.0, with a minimum of 10.0, and a maximum of 15.0 full course equivalents, may apply to spend twelve-to- sixteen-month period, usually between second and third year of an Honours degree, working in a related industry. This internship period normally occurs after second year for students enrolled in a fifteen-credit degree program, or after second or third year for students enrolled in an Honours (twenty credit) degree program.

The 12 to 16-month period of employment, normally May until August, gives students the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the work environment. PEY students are often involved in challenging work projects from inception to completion, and are paid at competitive workforce salaries. They gain new insights into their academic and professional goals and return to their studies with a greater understanding of their discipline from a practical, hands-on perspective.

Students should seek approval from their Department Chair before applying to the program. Students pay a one-time-only registration fee of $40.00 at the time of application to the Program. If a position is accepted, a placement fee of $700 will be required from the student at the time of fall registration, and no later than the first Friday after classes begin in September. Incidental fees granting part-time student status and allowing continued access to University facilities and services are also required at fall registration. Students who apply to the program without Department approval will be charged an administration fee (in addition to the placement fee) of $500 upon acceptance of an offer of employment.The PEY Program strives to provide opportunities for all students registered in it, but cannot guarantee employment. For further information on the Program, contact the PEY Office at 978-3132. For details on specific departmental requirements, contact the department's Undergraduate Secretary.

Co-op Japan Program

The Co-op Japan Program is a national, multi-university program established in May 1991 under the auspices of the Federal Government's Pacific 2000 Japan Science and Technology Fund. The Program provides senior science and engineering students from across Canada with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Japan.

The goal of the program is to develop a pool of young Canadian engineers and scientists with hands-on ex- perience in Japanese industrial engineering and research practices. By enabling students to develop an un- derstanding and appreciation of Japanese industry, and by providing Japanese companies with the opportu- nity to take advantage of highly skilled and motivated students, the Co-op Japan program encourages long term opportunities for scientific and industrial exchange between Canada and Japan.

The Co-op Japan Program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least the first term of third year and meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications are due September 30 and January 31 of each year. For more information regarding eligibility, contact the Co-op Japan Liaison Officer, PEY Office, Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King's College Road, Room B740, (416) 978-3132 or 6649 or by e-mail at

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