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Global Engagement

A community of changemakers working to create a better future York believes that our diverse community, excellent learning and research, and commitment to collaboration allows us to address complex global challenges to create positive change in the local and global communities we serve. Our staff, students and faculty are passionate about building a more innovative, just and sustainable world.

Bringing Your Education to Life Through Global Engagement

Experience firsthand York’s global impact and engagement. The University prides itself on championing diversity and inclusivity and fostering global fluencies and cross-cultural knowledges. York community lives these values on one of the largest and most diverse university campuses in Canada. 

York’s student body includes about 18 per cent international students and also reflects the diversity of Toronto, one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The University draws scholars and exchange students from around the globe, and our students and faculty have opportunities for exchanges and collaborations at our more than 600 partner institutions worldwide.

Our French language-focused Glendon campus in Toronto provides a unique environment for cross-linguistic and cross-cultural teaching, research, and dialogue. York’s eco-campus in Las Nubes, Costa Rica embodies our local and global community partnerships towards sustainable development, and our campus in Hyderabad, India offer world-class management education and training to the next generation of business leaders.

Engaging in research at York also provides an opportunity to find ways to make our world more equitable and just. The global nature of our research attracts international scholars and supports international collaborations.

Be a contributor to the global society of the future with York as you learn ways to enhance international cooperation, economic inclusion, and social cohesion.

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York Global Engagement in Numbers


Partnerships in 64 countries


Students going abroad


International students


Global campuses in Costa Rica and India

The Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference 2022

Call for application: York University is hosting the 2nd edition of the Sustainable on the Go (SOTG 2022), co-organized by York International, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability, McLaughlin College, and international partners on 24th January 2022, the fourth UN International Day of Education. 

York University and partners are looking for contributors such as moderators, speakers, rapporteurs, artists, and volunteers to contribute and to support the conference. Learn more

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Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), York University’s Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge aims to empower York students and their peers around the world to take action towards the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals with a global lens. Learn more

The Global Affairs Canada Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

Call for application: The Global Affairs Canada Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program 2021-22 is open for applications from full-time York faculty. This program can provide up to CAD $7,000 for research and/or teaching activities in eligible Latin American or Caribbean countries. The deadline for internal applications at York is Thursday, Feb 18. Learn more

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The Hemispheric University Consortium Student Dialogues 

Call for application: The Hemispheric University Consortium Student Dialogues on Sustainable Development Goals Spring 2021 is open for York faculty applications to lead workshops in English/Spanish during the week of April 5-9. The deadline is Monday, Feb 22.  

For instructions on how to apply and more info on the event: Learn more

Global Initiative

York U EcoCampus

Las Nubes, Costa Rica

The Las Nubes Project aims to contribute to community well-being in ways that are compatible and conducive to environmental conservation. 

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