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Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies welcomes guests from the University of Calabria (Unical)
Graduate students from Germany
Students and faculty members gather before leaving to visit Jerusalem, Abu Dis and several other Palestinian cities in the West Bank and Israel
Awarding a scholarship at Dean's International Student Welcome
Panel of current international students give tips to our incoming International students
"Studying abroad in Germany opened up so many opportunities for my personal and professional development. Completing the IBA program gave me a competitive advantage over other recent graduates because employers value the skills and abilities learned in the global arena." Brendon Best (French Studies IBA and Bachelor of Education, 2012)
Dean Singer engages with undergraduate students in an open forum on ways to improve the opportunities to study abroad.
Guests from Instituto Camoes exchange ideas with professors from LA&PS' Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Visiting scholars discuss international perspectives with Associate Dean Razack and Dean Singer.
Grade 10 Chinese students from the Concord College of Sino-Canada are welcomed by Dr. Martin Singer, LA&PS Dean (at left), January 2013
Dean Martin Singer (back row, left) was host to a lunch for a group of international exchange/visiting students along with Associate Dean External Narda Razack (front row, second from left).
The organizational committee of the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest was honoured by the Consul General of Japan for its work to promote the Japanese language in Ontario for 30 years with a framed certificate. From left, Narda Razack, Associate Dean External, Professor Noriko Yabuki-Soh, Professor Kumiko Inutsuka and Dean Martin Singer.
Guidance Counsellors from nine countries meet with our Faculty to learn more about our global perspectives.



The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) encourages, promotes, and co-ordinates a wide range of academic international initiatives through the development of strategies, policies, guidelines and programs that reflect York University's institutional commitment to internationalization.

Internationalization is the incorporation of a international perspective into the teaching, learning and service functions of an academic institution. LA&PS responds to this goal by promoting diversity, equity, social responsibility and citizenship and has a dedicated office for international initiatives. We are conscious of ethical and moral dilemmas in recruitment and have introduced funded initiatives for incoming students, faculty members and current students to enhance and broaden the global experiences available in the LA&PS community.

This office also liaises with York International and supports LA&PS departments and schools with their internationalization projects.

  International Opportunity

What will you be doing this summer?

  • Do you want to improve your language skills in the country of origin?
  • Ever consider completing an ethnographic field project in Greece?
  • How about learning from local experts on community development processes in Thailand?

Choose from any one of our 14 Summer YorkU Abroad Course offerings for 2015.

A YorkU Abroad Course is a unique opportunity for students to enroll in a YorkU Course, earn YorkU Credit and go abroad with a YorkU Professor! Your destination becomes your "classroom" as you integrate theory and practice.

The Office of York International, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean, LA&PS extends the deadline for additional students to apply:

Spots remain available for the following courses:

  • AP/GEOG 4521 6.0 Field Studies in Human Geography (complete questionnaire first)
  • AP/FR 3089 6.0 French Language & Society
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.0 Acquiring Research Skills
  • AP/GER 2020 6.0 Intermediate German in Berlin
  • AP/CH 2030 6.0 Intermediate Chinese Language & Culture
  • AP/POLS 6.0 South Korea: The Politics of Youth & Old Age (complete questionnaire first)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications and $500 deposit on these select courses due before 4:00 PM on February 13, 2015

The Office of York International is located at 242 York Lanes (2nd floor of York Lanes, elevator/ stairs is beside Appletree Medical Clinic)

Study Abroad Opportunities


  Internationalization Programs

  1. scholarships for international students with high academic grades, outstanding leadership and demonstrated financial need
  2. financial support for our students to study or participate in field courses abroad as part of their academic programs
  3. conference travel to countries outside of North America for faculty to disseminate their research
  4. seed grants for faculty international collaboration
  5. building bridges with our local communities and alumni to jointly organize programs of mutual interest; engage dialogue on global issues
  6. globalizing our curricula and providing ongoing academic support for international students
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