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Glendon's Academic Edge

Learn. Do. Travel. Grow.

Diverse by design

Glendon programs explore Indigenous, African and Hispanic issues. Choose to learn the Anishinaabemowin language, or study Indigenous rebellions, Indigenous peoples in internal relations, feminism in Africa, Latin America and the global economy, sexual and gender diversity or refugee issues. 

What makes Glendon stand out is how we leverage diversity as a framework across all our programs. Glendon offers a rich learning environment, thanks to all the languages spoken on campus and of all cultures celebrated throughout the year. But above all, Glendon’s multilingual environment enhances your learning experience. We are diverse by design. We are a reflection of today’s world, and we prepare our students for tomorrow’s challenges.

— Marco Fiola, Principal

Professors that inspire

Glendon profs are innovators, leaders and award-winners. Get to know top experts in your field of study, network with them and discover new opportunities.

Home or abroad, the choice is yours

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We have over 100 active partners for work placements in Toronto and around the world, including Amnesty International, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Ontario Public Service and Consulate General of France in Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Our students have completed placements in Quebec, Los Angeles, New York, France, Morocco, Ghana, Peru, Vietnam, Spain and Egypt, just to name a few.

Earn credits towards your degree

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All Glendon work placements guarantee course credit upon completion and these typically represent a half or full year course.

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Work placement and internship courses require between 80 to 240 hours so that you have the flexibility to take other courses at the same time.

Alexis Skopelitis.

Travel, study, earn credits

Discover the world while you study! Go on exchange for a semester or do an internship abroad, at one of York’s 300+ destinations around the world.

Study abroad

Looking for an adventure while setting yourself up for career success?

My time abroad was priceless! What started as a new environment and a challenge quickly became my second home. I spent a semester in Rouen, Normandy, France. Studying in another country allowed me to develop a global perspective of my field of study, enrich my language skills, and boost my confidence and independence. When I look back at my time abroad, the most special part was being immersed in and adapting to a culture that was completely different than my own.

Alexis Skopelitis (she/her/elle), iBA French Studies with minor in English pursuing Concurrent Education

Top scholars

100 spots in the Top Scholars community for new high-achieving students (high school students with a GPA of 90+). Benefits include a welcome reception with the Principal, the opportunity to start research projects immediately in your first year, a free gym membership and much more.