Enhanced Learning Opportunities
Customize your University of Toronto degree studies to fulfil your academic pursuits. The University offers unparalleled options, from our First-Year Foundations Ones programs, which feature small classes, seminars and experiential learning opportunities, to our immersive co-op opportunities, exchange programs and research placements.
First Year Foundations: The One Programs
U of T’s First Year Foundations: The One Programs are combinations of courses, seminars and experiential learning opportunities specially designed to help first-year Arts, Science and Business students get off to a solid start at U of T.
Career Learning Network
Connect your classroom to the boardroom by joining a key network of employers, alumni, industry reps, faculty, staff, fellow students and student organizations on all three campuses. The Career Learning Network brings U of T students and recent grads together with partners interested in professional collaborations to benefit from your first-class knowledge and skills. Participate in recruitment events, pursue experiential learning programs and network with potential employers, alumni, faculty and staff.
Centre for Community Partnerships
Harness your education to tackle complex social issues through the Centre for Community Partnerships. You could focus on under-resourced schools, homelessness, gender dynamics, physical accessibility and mental health. Community-engaged learning is integrated into many courses across the University. Find out more about the many ways you can use your skills and knowledge to serve the community around you.
Immerse yourself in a new culture and an international academic experience through an exchange program. The Centre for International Experience partners with over 130 institutions around the world – opening up many options should you choose to go on exchange for a semester, a summer, or an entire year. While learning abroad, you’ll be gaining U of T credits, and paying the standard U of T tuition.
Apply your skills in the field, with these intensive hands-on courses organized in areas such as archeology, anthropology, geology, environmental science and biology. Students visit research sites locally and abroad, participating in research as diverse as exploring the different plant and animal communities in the Andes mountains and Amazon jungles of Peru, to contributing to a Medieval Funerary Excavation in Romania.
The University of Toronto offers students diverse learning options — one of these options is online learning. Several undergraduate courses are now also being offered online. It doesn’t matter which U of T campus you study at, these online courses are open to all students from our three campuses. Some space in each course will be specifically reserved for students from each campus.
Research Opportunity Program
Undergraduate students can work on cutting-edge research, gain practical skills and knowledge, and earn 1.0 full course credit.
Experiential Learning at UTM
Discover a variety of options to develop your career, whether it is through an internship, practicum placement or community service. Students at UTM apply their studies in professional settings, gaining valuable experience, presentation skills and industry contacts.
International Research Opportunities Program
It gives you the opportunity to combine laboratory research experience with travel abroad.
Professional Experience Year Co-op Program
Open to U of T students in engineering, commerce and computer science programs, the Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) is your opportunity to work full time for an employer of your choosing for 12 to 16 consecutive months after third year. You’ll also have the option to work for an additional four months after second year, giving you up to 20 months of professional experience before graduation. To help you prepare for professional success, you’ll complete a variety of career development modules, from acing the interview to transitioning to industry. Whether you see yourself contributing to a small team at a fast-paced local startup or gaining international experience with a large multinational company abroad, you’ll have unparalleled access to 1,500+ positions across every industry through PEY Co-op.
Research Opportunity Program
Undergraduate students can become involved in original research through the Research Opportunity Program. You will earn course credit towards your degree and program requirements, and gain hands-on research experience.
Summer Abroad programs (Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George Campus)
Study the history of Hong Kong – in Hong Kong. Delve into field archeology in Peru, the history of cinematography in Berlin or French language in France. The Faculty of Arts & Science’s Summer Abroad programs bring learning into action by travelling to a relevant location. Students complete a full-year credit course, while immersing themselves in the language, history, culture and politics of the host country. The locations themselves become your “living textbook.”
U of T Scarborough Co-op Programs
As a UTSC student, you have access to over 50 co-op programs in the arts, science and management disciplines. Learn directly from industry professionals and make strong connections between academic studies and workplace experience. You could be one of the 1,500 co-op students hired locally or internationally every year, for organizations as diverse as Microsoft, Ernst & Young LLP, the Art Gallery of Ontario, hospitals or government ministries.
With a co-op placement through the acclaimed International Development Studies program, you could work with international development non-profit organizations such as OXFAM or UNICEF in countries like Bolivia, China or Ethiopia. Or you may pursue international work experience through UTSC’s Management and International Business Co-op – by immersing yourself in merger and acquisition strategy at Deloitte Shanghai, or working as a marketing analyst for Hong Kong’s first wireless commercial television station. UTSC’s thriving Arts and Science Co-op programs offer placements in over 40 disciplines.