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United States and the Americas

  • Research activity between York University and the US can be characterized as intensive and highly connected. According to SciVal data, between 2016-2019, 1,752 publications were co-authored between York University and 544 collaborating institutions in the US.
  • Bilateral student exchange activity between York and US is relatively minimal - 4 incoming American exchange students; 3 outgoing York exchange students - in the last three years. However, there is a substantial number of American (international) students at York as of Winter 2019: 54 graduate and 107 undergraduate students.
  • Visit of US Consul General and meeting with President Rhonda Lenton, Sep 2019

Lassonde Internships

January 2019: Rashmeet Singh, a third-year international computer engineering student from India, and Mahrus Kazi, a third-year electrical engineering student from  Mississauga, Ontario, are the first students from Lassonde to land co-op positions at Tesla, an American automotive and energy company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.


October 2018: Eight (8) Lassonde students participated in the Lassonde Co-op & Internship Program’s Tech Tour in Silicon Valley, California, where students visited some of the world’s largest tech companies including Tesla and Google led by Robert Eichvald, Associate Director, Co-op Program and Business Opportunities. 

Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC)

Launched in 2018 and coordinated by the University of Miami, the HUC facilitates problem-based collaborations in education and research to generate the knowledge and solutions necessary to confronting key challenges facing the hemisphere and the globe, including: Public Health and Wellbeing, Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Innovation, Crime, Conflict, and Corruption, and Technology and Innovation for Education.

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Costa Rica

Las Nubes Eco-Campus

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

  • The courses – taught by York faculty – take a community-based approach, developing collaborative projects that provide learning opportunities and are open to all York University students (undergraduate 3rd and 4th year, and graduate).
  • The Faculty of Environmental Studies offers a Reading Week course and a full Summer Semester at Las Nubes.

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