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Summer Abroad

Don’t just learn about the world- experience it! While completing your undergraduate degree, you can travel outside or within Canada with an opportunity that involves active immersion in another country or Canadian province. LA&PS is committed to offering exciting study abroad experiences to help you grow and discover the world while working towards your degree.

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About the Courses

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Course Details

Courses are generally small in size, with only around 15-25 students participating in each course. This means that you’ll have amazing opportunities to connect with your professor and fellow students.

These courses are generally a mix of in-class learning and site visits. Some summer abroad courses even include overnight or weekend trips!

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Course Eligibility

Every undergraduate LA&PS student (Canadian or international) in good academic standing can participate if the course requirements are met. International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) students must study abroad on an academic exchange.

Students from other Faculties may also be eligible to apply for LA&PS summer study abroad courses if they meet course requirements and pre-requisites.

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Summer Courses

Summer abroad courses take place during the Summer term (May-August). Check the specific course you’re interested in to see when it is offered.

How can I participate in the program?

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Step 1:
Browse through our courses and ensure you meet their eligibility requirements.

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Step 2:
Submit an application form for the course you're interested in ahead of the deadline.

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Step 3:
After you've been accepted, pay for your program fee, tuition, flight expenses and travel insurance.

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Step 4:
Complete all required Safety Abroad steps, including purchasing Guard.Me travel insurance and submitting the York International Travel Registry & Informed Consent form.

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Step 5:
Attend a mandatory info session to learn about your course, destination country, and more.

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Step 6:
Join your peers abroad and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Don't forget to attend post-course debrief sessions to provide feedback and share your stories.

About the Program

Program Eligibility, Application and Deadlines

Please review the eligibility requirements for the LA&PS Summer Study Abroad Program prior to submitting your application.

Program Costs, Funding and Refund Policies

Understand the costs associated with the LA&PS Summer Study Abroad Program, funding opportunities available to you, and the program’s refund policy.

Program Policies

Carefully review the Program Policies before submitting your application.

Hear from our students!

I am so grateful for the connections I have made during this trip. If you are a student (like me) who feels they are struggling with meeting people at school, this trip is a great opportunity to change that! Connecting with people after 3 long years of isolation has been an amazing experience, and I would recommend that any student on any program look at all of the study abroad opportunities. Don't be nervous if the course isn't about something you're not familiar with, the trip is about much more than that.”

— Samantha Boyd
ANTH 3112, Athens, Greece; and ANTH 2130, Lisbon, Portugal, Summer 2023

Upcoming Events

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Applications for all Summer 2024 study abroad courses have now closed.

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Be sure to check the eligibility requirements for the course you’re interested in and speak to the Study Abroad team ( to get more information.