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Getting Started & Program Information

Study Abroad courses are 0.5 credit General Elective courses offered during the first session of the summer semester (May – June).

Most Study Abroad Courses typically include mandatory on-campus pre-departure classes, a 10-12 days trip, and a final assignment on a topic of your choice related to your study tour.

Several information sessions will be held during the week of October 15 – 19. Everyone is welcome to attend! Space is limited, so sign up here (for sign up) to reserve your spot.

Standard Eligibility & Course Requirements

All students at UofGH are welcome to apply for any Study Abroad course.

NOTE: Preference will be given to students who will not be graduating prior to the course.

Course Requirements (for your application to be considered complete, you must meet/submit the following requirements)

  • Academic suitability
    • Applicants must meet the admission requirements. Instructor consent is required
  • Completed and signed application
    • The online application will collect your personal information and also ask for a personal statement (250-300 word maximum) answering the following questions:
      1. Why are you interested in going on a study abroad trip?
      2. Why have you selected this particular course? How does this program fit with your personal goals?
      3. What do you expect to get out of this trip?
  • First deposit of $500
    • Submit on WebAdvisor by Friday November 16, 2018
  • A photocopy of the photo page in your passport
    • Submit directly to Sonika Arora (GH 408J) or Farrah Lutchmansingh (GH 408K) by Tuesday November 13, 2018.

Course Components

  • 1-2 mandatory classes (in-person or online); 1 mandatory pre-departure orientation in-person
  • International field trip (~10 days)
  • Academic portion: 60% final paper (final research project or paper) & 40% other (journal, assignment(s), participation, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

The cost of all courses will be $2,000 CDN or $2,500 plus tuition for a standard 0.5 credit summer course.

What does my payment cover?

Flight, accommodations, as well as transport and entrance costs associated with required itinerary visits. Food and entertainment are not covered and must be separately funded by the student.

When do I pay?

You do not have to pay all at once. Payment will be collected in three (3) installments. The details and due dates for the three installments are as follows:

Deposits: All courses (except Ecuador and Galapagos Island, Japan, Denmark and Switzerland) Ecuador and Galapagos Island, Japan, Denmark and Switzerland Due Date
1st Deposit $500.00 $500.00 November 16, 2018
2nd Deposit $750.00 $1,000.00 February 15, 2019
3rd (Final) Deposit $750.00 $1,000.00 April 15, 2019
Total $2,000.00 $2,500.00  

Tuition for the course will be due in May. Deposits are generally non-refundable, except where the course is cancelled or you are not admitted into the course.

How do I pay?

You pay your study abroad deposits via WebAdvisor. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Submit online application (including a copy of your passport page) by Tuesday, November 13

Step 2: Receive an email indicating that a $500 charge has been applied to your WebAdvisor account

Step 3: Pay first deposit of $500 by Friday, November 16

Is there funding available?

Yes, the University of Guelph-Humber has Study Abroad Travel Grants available. It is highly encouraged for all those who are interested in participating in the 2018 Study Abroad program. To find out more about the travel grant and apply, click here (about travel grant and to apply).

NOTE: Applicants must submit a Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by October 7, 2018.

What are the prerequisites to get in to the course?

It is up to the instructor leading the course to decide who is admitted. To begin with, students must be in good standing. If there are more applicants than available space, the instructor will consider both the previous academic performance and year of the student. If you are not admitted, your deposit will be returned.

Will I receive academic credit?

Yes! Students who successfully complete all the required components of the Study Abroad course will be awarded a 0.5 credit.


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