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2011 SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS

Table of Contents
Summer Abroad Overview ........................................................... 2
Accommodation & Flights ......................................................... 2
Summer Abroad Course List ....................................................... 3
Information Sessions................................................................... 4
Program Dates ........................................................................... 5
Application Procedures & Deadlines .............................................. 6
Eligibility..................................................................................... 6
Students with Disabilities............................................................ 7
Health & Safety .......................................................................... 8
Conditions of Participation ......................................................... 9
Fees.......................................................................................... 10
Withdrawals, Cancellations, and Refunds.................................. 11
Programs
Please consult each section for information on courses, field trips, flights, visitor
entry requirements, accommodation, and cost.

Australia: Sydney ...................................................................... 12


Central Europe: Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, and Poland .......... 18
China: Hong Kong .................................................................... 26
China: Shanghai and Beijing ....................................................... 36
Ecuador: Amazon, Galápagos, Andes .......................................... 42
England: Oxford ....................................................................... 48
France: Tours ............................................................................ 56
Germany: Berlin ....................................................................... 64
India: Mumbai .......................................................................... 72
Italy: Siena ................................................................................ 78
Japan: Tokyo ............................................................................ 90
Jordan: Madaba ....................................................................... 96
Kenya: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Mombasa ..................................... 104
Southeastern Europe: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,
Serbia and Slovenia .................................................................... 112
Science Abroad: India, South Africa, Switzerland or Taiwan ......... 120
Financial Assistance.................................................................... 130
Photo Credits ............................................................................ 133
Disclaimer.................................................................................. 134

Please note that details in this brochure are subject to change. For the most
up-to-date information on all Summer Abroad courses, dates, costs, field trips
etc., check www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca.
Summer Abroad Overview Summer Abroad Courses 2011
The Summer Abroad programs are designed to enrich students’ academic lives The list below is sorted alphabetically by course code. Please check the relevant
by providing an exciting and educational international experience. Students summer program section (listed in brackets) for course descriptions, field trips
complete full-year University of Toronto undergraduate degree credit courses and instructors.
from the Faculty of Arts & Science that are relevant to each location. The only
exception is the program in India, which offers a half-year undergraduate ABS303Y Aboriginal Australia (Australia)
degree credit from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Relatively ANT396Y Special Topics in Anthropology (Science Abroad: South Africa)
small classes (about 25 students on average) are taught by University of Toronto APS310H Defining Energy Futures in India and Canada (India)
professors or faculty from the host university. All classes, with the exception of
AST398Y Independent Experiential Study Project (Science Abroad: India)
language courses, are taught in English.
EAS***Y Japanese language courses at various levels (Japan)
One of the most important and engaging aspects of these programs is that the EAS395Y Leadership and Governance in China’s Modern Urban
learning is not limited to the classroom. The locations themselves become your Transformation (China: Hong Kong)
“living textbook.” You will observe and experience many of the things you ENG210Y The Novel (Italy)
study, including the language, history, culture, art, religion, business, and ENG220Y Shakespeare (England)
politics of the host country.
ENV395Y Special Topics Field Course: Ecology and Conservation in the
Amazon, Galápagos, and Andes (Ecuador)
In keeping with the University of Toronto’s policies on equity, diversity, and FAH392Y Studies Abroad in Medieval Art and Architecture: The Dawn of
excellence, the Summer Abroad programs strive to be fully inclusive. Studying the Renaissance: Urban Development, Architecture and
abroad presents unique challenges in regard to equity issues. However, we seek
Painting in Fourteenth-Century Italy in Context (Italy)
to ensure to the greatest extent possible that all students enjoy the opportunity
to participate in these programs. Our support for equity is grounded in an FAH394Y Studies Abroad in Modern and Contemporary Art and
institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning Architecture (England)
environment that is free of discrimination and harassment as defined in the FCS369Y The Culture of Touraine (France)
Ontario Human Rights Code. FSL***Y French language courses at various levels (France)
GER354Y Special Topics Summer Course in Berlin: Berlin: A Tale of More
Accommodation & Flights Than Two Cities (Germany)
The University of Toronto arranges for students to live in the host site’s student HIS357Y A Social History of Renaissance Europe (Italy)
accommodation or with local families for the duration of the program, and for HIS385Y History of Hong Kong (China: Hong Kong)
most programs, to fly to the destination as a group. Arrangements are made for
HIS389Y Topics in History: The City in Central Europe: Imperial Pasts,
participants in the group flight to be transported from the airport to the host
Imperial Aspirations, Wars and Revolutions (Central Europe)
site’s student housing; other students must make their own way to the host site.
HIS389Y Topics in History: British Government and Society, 1500-1800
Except where noted, students may choose to make their own travel and (England)
housing arrangements. For example, students who wish to travel on dates that HMB396Y International Research Project in Human Biology (Science
differ from the group flight dates must arrange their own flight. Abroad: Taiwan)
ITA235Y Conversation and Culture - Intermediate Italian: Intensive Oral
On the other hand, private accommodation abroad is often limited and varies Practice (Italy)
in quality; as a result we generally recommend that students use the housing ITA358/359Y Modern Italian Culture (Italy)
provided through the Summer Abroad program unless they stay with family or NMC261Y Field Archeology (Jordan)
friends, or are very familiar with the program site.
PCS361Y Special Topics: Conflict in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and
The University of Toronto does not assume responsibility for any Responses (Kenya)
accommodation and/or flights arranged independently. PHY398Y Independent Experiential Study Project (Science Abroad:
Switzerland)
Note: Be prepared to live in an environment as experienced by local POL300Y Topics in Comparative Politics (Germany)
students. This includes services and facilities not always being equivalent to POL366Y “Kidnapped Europe’s” Return? Politics, Security and Culture in
what you may be used to in North America. As with any international travel, Central Europe since 1989 (Central Europe)
you should be prepared to adapt to local customs and standards that may be POL368Y Return to Europe: Bringing Southeast Europe into the
disconcerting initially, but that ultimately will broaden your understanding and European Union (Southeast Europe)
appreciation of the host country and its culture.
POL376Y Transforming Global Politics: Comparative and Chinese
Perspectives (China: Shanghai)

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RSM295Y Special Topics: International Management: Modern Business: Program Dates
European Perspectives (Italy) The program dates indicated below refer to host country arrival and departure
RSM295Y Special Topics: International Management (China: Hong Kong) dates. Group flights and student accommodation have been arranged to
RSM395Y Special Topics: Global Marketing (China: Hong Kong) conform to these dates. Students travelling on their own who choose to arrive
WDW389Y Topics in Criminology: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in earlier or leave later than the program dates will be responsible for arranging
Criminal Law: England and Canada (England) their own accommodation for the extra day(s).
VIS372Y Urban Studio (China: Hong Kong)
Program May June July August September
Information Sessions Australia June 25 - July 30
The Summer Abroad programs office will hold several information sessions
during the 2010-2011 academic year. Everyone is welcome to attend! Central May 16 - June 23
Europe 1
General sessions about all Summer Abroad programs will be arranged on all Central
three campuses. Please check our website for further details. May 22-June 23
Europe 2

Site-specific sessions will be held in January and early February on the UofT St. China
June 10 - July 10
George campus. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to hear from Hong Kong
instructors and previous participants, and ask detailed questions about the China May 7 – 29
particular program that interests you. Shanghai
Ecuador
Each site-specific session will take place 5:00-7:00 pm in either the Waters May 18 - June 18
Lounge at Woodsworth College residence (WO), or Kruger Hall at Woodsworth
College (KH). Dates and locations are listed below. England
Aug 6 - Sept 4
January 2011
France June 30-July 30
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10 11 12 13 14 Germany July 15 - Aug 28
KENYA JORDAN ENGLAND
(WO) (WO) (KH)
India May 8-May 28
17 18 19 20 21
JAPAN ECUADOR ITALY Italy July 29 - Sept 3
(KH) (WO) (KH)
24 25 26 27 28 Japan July 4 - Aug 13
CHINA: SCIENCE CENTRAL +
Hong Kong AUSTRALIA ABROAD SOUTHEASTERN
(KH) (KH) (WO) EUROPE (KH) Jordan
June 10 - July 24
31
CHINA: Kenya
May13-June 6
Shanghai +
Beijing (KH)
Southeastern
May 22-June 20
February 2011 Europe
1 2 3 4 Science
INDIA GERMANY FRANCE Abroad
(WO) (WO) (KH) India Early May to mid-July
South Africa May 23-June 30
LEGEND:
WO: Woodsworth College Residence, Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St. W. Switzerland May 2 - August 19
(SE corner of St. George and Bloor) Taiwan July 1- Aug 31
KH: Woodsworth College, Kruger Hall, 119 St. George Street (South of Bloor)

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Summer Abroad Application Procedures & Deadlines b) UofT students in a professional faculty
A $200 application fee (and $100 flight deposit if applicable) must be Most students registered in professional faculties may enrol in Arts & Science
submitted by the deadlines listed below. Late applications will only be accepted courses as electives. It is usually possible to take courses offered in all our
as time and space permit. Students may apply to more than one Summer Summer Abroad programs through your professional faculty. Please check with
Abroad program, but must submit a separate application and $200 fee for your faculty to ensure that you have permission to enrol in the course you have
each. chosen. Once admitted, additional information may be requested from you to
assist us in your registration.
Application deadlines:
• The deadline to apply for all Summer Abroad programs is March 1, 2011. c) UofT alumni
• Students applying for an award offered through Woodsworth College must All degree graduates of UofT are eligible, although students should check with
submit their award AND program application by February 4, 2011. their home faculty/division about re-registration procedures. For example, Arts
& Science alumni may need to reactivate their college registration before they
Applications can be submitted at http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca. can be enrolled in a Summer Abroad course.
Note that Woodsworth College may request additional documents in certain cases.
d) Currently registered students of other recognized North American
Admission packages will be sent to most students in April. Until you receive a universities
package your admission to the program is not guaranteed, and so you should These students may apply to the Summer Abroad programs if they are admitted
NOT make any final plans (e.g., booking your flight). as a Visiting Student to the University of Toronto. To do this, applicants must
arrange for their Registrar to send a Letter of Permission (LOP) directly to the
Professional & International Programs Office. This should be done as soon as
IMPORTANT: Spaces in all courses, residences and group flights are possible, but students should NOT wait for the LOP before submitting their
limited. Applications will be considered solely on a first-come, first-served online Summer Abroad application, as courses may fill up quickly. For more
basis, with the exception of those listed immediately below. Please note information on applying as a visiting student, please refer to the Summer
that in previous years several courses and programs filled up well before Abroad website.
the application deadline. Every effort will be made to satisfy your requests,
however you should apply early to avoid disappointment. e) All others
It is possible to be admitted to the University of Toronto as a Non-Degree
Student provided the admission requirements for part-time study in the Faculty
China (Shanghai), Ecuador, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya and Science Abroad of Arts & Science are met. Applicants must arrange for official transcripts of
Students applying to any of these seven programs will not be selected on a first- their most recent university studies to be mailed directly from the institution(s)
come first-served basis, but their applications will be assessed on additional they have attended to the address at the end of this section. Students will also
criteria outlined in the application form for each program. need to submit the Non-Degree application form, which is available on request.

Who is Eligible to Participate?


The UofT Summer Abroad programs are open to North American university NOTE: Woodsworth College reserves the right to cancel programs or
students in good standing, as well as alumni. Anyone enrolled at a school other courses for any reason, including low enrolment or health and safety
than the University of Toronto may apply as a Visiting Student. concerns. Also, an applicant may be refused a place in the program
accommodation if there have been previous incidents concerning this
All students must meet the University of Toronto admission requirements to the student’s participation in a Summer Abroad program (e.g., excessive noise,
Faculty of Arts & Science in order to participate. Further details are listed below. room damage, etc.).
In addition, three programs require a minimum CGPA at the time of application:
• China (Shanghai): CGPA of at least 2.5 Students with Disabilities (Accessibility Services)
• Japan (Tokyo): CGPA of at least 3.0 (and is only open to U of T students)
• Science Abroad: Admission is based on CGPA, response to a questionnaire, Students with disabilities who require accommodations (e.g. extra time to
and an interview, as required complete assignments, adaptive technology, barrier free environment, sign
language interpreters) should meet with their Accessibility Advisor before
a) University of Toronto Students applying to the Summer Abroad program. Students will also need to obtain a
UofT students who have completed one or more courses must have a CGPA of letter from Accessibility Services confirming their accommodation needs.
at least 1.5 at the time of application. First-year students with no final grades
yet may also apply. Students on Academic Probation or Suspension at the time Please note that the range of accommodations may differ from country to
of application are not eligible to participate. country. We cannot guarantee that sites will be able to offer all the
accommodations that are available at UofT. Accordingly, accommodation needs
may affect the ability to participate in programs at certain locations.

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Students are encouraged to contact the Professional & International Programs Conditions of Participation
office to discuss which sites might best suit their needs, so that we may provide As a condition of enrolment all students will be required to provide written
the best possible student experience. Please note that accommodations cannot acknowledgement and consent of risks and terms of participation (which
be guaranteed for those who make late requests. include agreeing to abide by the University of Toronto’s and the host
institution’s rules, regulations, and code of conduct, and acknowledging their
Health & Safety personal liability).
Travelling overseas involves inherent
risks. While most students go abroad Students will also be required to complete a pre-departure orientation; obtain
without incident, it is important to and provide proof of adequate health insurance; obtain all appropriate travel
consider these risks. Even if heading to documents (visa, passport, etc.); and read all materials provided by the
a location that is culturally similar to Professional & International Programs office (including email, admission
one’s home, all students can benefit package, and Student Handbook).
from developing a health and safety
risk management plan. The University of Toronto does not arrange medical travel insurance or flight
cancellation insurance; this is the responsibility of each program participant.
To assist you in this regard, we provide Students are also responsible for obtaining all required travel documents (visa,
both an online and in-person pre- passport, etc.).
departure orientation for Summer
Abroad participants; further details will Class attendance in all Summer Abroad programs is mandatory. In addition,
be included with each student’s some courses may require students to complete an assignment or attend
program admission package. In lectures before the start of the program.
addition, information regarding site-
specific risks for each program can be Students who wish to enrol in an on-campus summer course are responsible for
found on the Summer Abroad ensuring that this course does not overlap with their Summer Abroad course.
website.We also strongly suggest that The Faculty of Arts & Science will not make special arrangements for on-
students who have any health concerns campus final exams
related to travelling overseas discuss that conflict with a
these with the Professional & student’s Summer
International Programs office prior to Abroad course.
submitting their application form.
Students who decide
UofT also has a Travel Medicine Clinic, located in the Koffler Student Services to withdraw from the
Centre. Participants in the Summer Abroad program will not be charged for program must notify
visiting the clinic if they present their letter of admission to the program. Note the Professional &
that some program sites, such as Ecuador and Kenya, require students to obtain International
specific vaccines. Vaccinations are usually offered by the UofT clinic at a Programs office in
discounted rate. Appointments must be booked in advance at 416-978-8030. writing. If this
happens after the
The University of Toronto’s Safety Abroad Office has created a health and safety program has begun,
on-line manual for travelling overseas, available at the student must
http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/safety.htm. This office offers specialized workshops, leave the residence at
including one for women and another for LGBTQ students. These workshops that time and will be
are often held in the early spring; please check the Safety Abroad website for responsible for their
details. Additional country-specific safety information is provided by Foreign own accommodation.
Affairs and International Trade Canada at As stated below, all
http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp. fees (including tuition and accommodation) are non-refundable.
Students are expected to accept responsibility for the preparations for their
NOTE: All students are required to have medical travel insurance study abroad experience so as to foster self-reliance after arrival. In this regard,
coverage for the duration of the program. Students must make their all communications regarding the program (e.g., course enrolment,
own insurance arrangements; the Professional & International Programs accommodation arrangements, etc.) are made directly with each student. We
office does not recommend or purchase specific insurance plans for cannot discuss details with non-participants, including parents or guardians
students. Further information on issues concerning medical travel insurance
will be included in the admission packages.
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(except in the case of students under 18), unless the student agrees to such Note: According to UofT policy, incidental fees are a compulsory part of
disclosure and is present at those discussions. students’ tuition. This includes students who cannot use on-campus services,
such as exchange/Summer Abroad students. Incidental fees are set on the
Students enrolled in an Arts & Science degree program may choose to understanding that all students will contribute to the cost of student services.
participate in a Summer Abroad course on a credit/no-credit basis (CR/NCR). In addition, many of these services can in fact be used while abroad (e.g.,
They must declare this intention no later than April 21 by submitting a special counselling services, UTOR accounts, online library access, etc.).
CR/NCR form to the Professional and International Programs Office at
Woodsworth College (the form is available from this office). Under no
circumstances will late requests be considered. Note: This option is not available
to students from other faculties/divisions of the University of Toronto, visiting
students, or non-degree students. Withdrawals,
Cancellations,
Course Fees and Incidental Fees
All course and other fees for the Summer Abroad programs are subject to
and Refunds
Governing Council approval. A detailed breakdown of these fees is available in Except for the
each program section of this brochure. conditions noted below,
all Summer Abroad fees
University of Toronto staff and their dependents are eligible for a course fee (including application
rebate according to the terms of the staff person’s union or association. The fees) submitted to the
rebate will be calculated in relation to the standard tuition charged for a regular University of Toronto,
UofT on-campus course, not in relation to the Summer Abroad course fee. including the application
fee, are non-refundable
The incidental fees charged for participating in a Summer Abroad program will upon receipt.
be charged to each student’s ROSI account (not the Professional & International
Programs office). To review your fees invoice, log in to your ROSI account and Students who are unable to enrol in ANY of the course(s) selected on their
click on ”Financial Accounts“. The fee amount will vary according to each application form because the courses are full (or cancelled) will be given a full
student’s enrolment status. refund of their application fee and all other applicable fees. The University of
Toronto is not responsible for costs paid to other service providers, including
(but not limited to) passport fees, vaccinations, accommodation, and
transportation costs such as airfare and flight deposits.

Students who are not admitted to the programs offered in China (Shanghai),
Ecuador, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya or Science Abroad will receive a refund
of $175 of their $200 application fee. Students who write the language
placement exam for France but do not score high enough to enrol in their
chosen course(s) (and are unwilling or unable to enrol in the English language
course) will also receive a refund of $175 of their $200 application fee. Note
that in all cases a student’s airfare deposit may not be refundable.

Students who apply to two Summer Abroad programs must submit the $200
application fee for each. If both applications are successful, but the student
withdraws from one program, they generally receive no refund of that
application fee. However, if one of the two applications is to the Summer
Abroad program in China (Shanghai), Ecuador, India, Jordan, Kenya or
Science Abroad, students may withdraw from the program of their choice and
receive a refund of $175 of one $200 application fee. If students apply to two
Summer Abroad programs including Japan and both applications are
successful, students may only withdraw from the other program (not Japan),
otherwise they will not receive the $175 application fee refund.

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Australia >> Sydney
Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 30 2011 (5 weeks)

This will be the ninth year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in
Sydney. This program provides a unique opportunity to discover Australia’s
oldest settlement, and immerse yourself in a city whose history stretches from
its Aboriginal roots, to the establishment of the British penal colony, to its
present status as an international centre in the Asia-Pacific region.

The program is hosted by the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP)
at the University of Sydney. Established in 1850, Australia’s oldest university has
built an international reputation for its teaching and research excellence, and is
consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. The central
campus is situated in the heart of Sydney.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the course and residence are limited. Applications


will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made
to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid disappointment.

Ancient and Modern Traditions in a Global Metropolis


Sydney is a vital, international city of exceptional natural beauty, and is also
Australia’s oldest and largest settlement. Situated along the shores and cliffs of
the breathtaking Sydney Harbour, Sydney’s diverse Aboriginal and colonial
history can be found coexisting with contemporary life. A major centre in the
Asia Pacific region, the city is home to a rich diversity of cultural experiences.
Nearly 2000 rock engraving sites can be found in Sydney and its surroundings,
while visitors to older quarters like the Rocks enjoy its picturesque Victorian
buildings and cobblestone alleys.

One of the most striking regions of the city is Circular Quay, a bustling urban
centre built along the rocks of Sydney Cove and home to beautiful seaside
parklands, restaurants, cafés, buskers, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and
the famed Sydney Opera House. After dark, the waterfront becomes part of the
city’s vibrant nightlife, featuring popular dance clubs,
bars, and coffee shops. Sydney’s beaches, particularly

“ It was an amazing experience.


Learning about the Indigenous peoples of
Bondi Beach, are also among the most beautiful in the
world.

Australia and realizing the similarities to


Sydney Course
those of our own Indigenous peoples was The University of Toronto will offer one course in
really enlightening.
” Sydney. The course is worth one full-year credit and is
contingent on adequate enrolment.

2010 Sydney Program Participant Classes generally take place Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mandatory field trips and weekly
meetings with the course convener are an integral part
of the course, and will occur outside of class time on
afternoons.

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ABS303Y0 Aboriginal Australia
This course will provide an overview of Aboriginal history and culture in
Australia using lectures, workshops, case studies, film screenings, and site visits.
Topics to be discussed include: the changing meaning of land for Australians;
the colonial constructions of Aboriginal people as the “dying race” in contrast
to current discussions of Indigenous self-determination; Indigenous Australians’
struggle for recognition and justice; and Australian Aboriginal art, including
contemporary film, dance, literature, and music. Each week the course will
focus on a separate key area such as; Aboriginal Australia: Its Pre-Colonial Past;
Issues in Indigenous Rights; Indigenous Land and Culture; Indigenous Health
and Communities; and Indigenous Creative Expression.
Prerequisites: none
This is a Social Science course.

Field trips: Students will visit several locations in Sydney relevant to Australian
Aboriginal history and culture. These include the Yiribana Art Exhibition at the
New South Wales Art Gallery; New South Wales Parliament; and the National
Centre of Indigenous Excellence. Students will also participate in a historical
walking tour of Australia’s first colonial settlement, the Rocks.
Instructors: This course will be taught by a team of academics from the
University of Sydney Koori Centre. The Centre is a key site for Aboriginal
education in Australia, offering programs, services and facilities to encourage
and support the involvement of Indigenous people in all aspects of tertiary
education at the University
of Sydney. The Centre also There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$550 for a
promotes understanding combination of self-prepared and purchased meals.
and respect for Indigenous
Australian people, their Apartment availability: Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 30
knowledge and cultures,
by offering academically Double room accommodation: CAD$1275
challenging and
professional relevant units NOTE: Students must arrive at the student accommodation before 12 noon on
in Indigenous Australian June 25 to attend the welcome orientation and local tour.
Studies. Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80. This will
be returned provided the rooms are left clean, keys have been returned and there
Program Activities has been no damage to the accommodation or University of Sydney facilities.
The program includes an
If you are interested in the apartment accommodation, indicate this on the
orientation involving a
application form. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation
brief tour of the University
requests based on available resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your own
of Sydney and surrounding
accommodation.
neighbourhood; lunch; and introduction to support staff and faculty. There will
also be a closing lunch in Sydney.
Entry Requirements for Visitors to Australia
Accommodation and Meals All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the
Students will be housed in self-contained, furnished loft apartments located one
Australian High Commission, Suite 710, 50 O’Connor Street, Ottawa, K1P 6L2,
block from the University of Sydney. Each apartment typically includes two single
ph: 613-236-0841, http://www.ahc-ottawa.org (select “Visas, Migration and
beds, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, phone and
Citizenship”). The Consulate-General of Australia is located at 175 Bloor Street
television. Additional facilities include 24-hour management/security, a swimming
East #1100 (South Tower), Toronto, M4W 3R8, ph: 416-323-1155.
pool, spa, student lounges, a rooftop BBQ area, common kitchen areas and coin-
operated laundry and ironing facilities. Internet access is available for an additional
fee to be paid on-site, starting at approximately CAD$30 per month.

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As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens require a Cost of Studying in Sydney
Tourist Visa OR an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) in order to enter Australia as
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about
a visitor, as well as a passport valid for six months beyond their return date. The
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
visa can be obtained from the Australian Consulate, and the ETA is available by
applying online at the website above. Citizens of other countries may have
Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
additional requirements.
Application Fee 200
Course Fee 3535 Paid for one full-year credit.
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) Field Trips 140 Includes all return transportation
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to and entrance fees.
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged
Incidental Fees summer fees.
to attend the in-person Australia PDO, at which you will receive a course
syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about Sub-total $4020
accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the
airport). Other/Estimated Costs
Airfare 2025 Estimate. Students are responsible
Australia PDO: April 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for arranging their own flight.
Accommodation 1275 Paid to UofT for student
accommodation in Sydney
(double room).
Meals 540 Estimate of CAD$15 per day for
self-prepared and purchased
meals. Paid on-site.
Local Transportation 90 Estimate based on the cost of
weekly passes for 5 weeks.
Paid on-site.
Medical Travel Insurance variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance coverage.
Miscellaneous Expenses variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $3930

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$7950*

*This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance.


Overall program cost will vary depending on airfare, or if accommodation is
arranged independently.

Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee ............................................................. due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: course and accommodation
fees, refundable damage deposit ................................... due April 12, 2011

Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
For further details please refer to page 130.
• Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
(four awards at $4000 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
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Central Europe >> Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria
and Poland
Session 1 - Monday, May 16 to Thursday, June 23, 2011 (5 weeks)
Session 2 - Sunday, May 22 to Thursday June 23, 2011 (4 weeks)

This is the eighth year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Central
Europe. The program is designed to introduce students to this unique region
through academic instruction, immersion in the local culture, and several three-day
field trips to other cities and countries in the area. This summer offering has been
so successful that it has typically filled up before the application deadline each year.

The program is hosted by Masaryk University in Brno, an institution established


in 1919, only three months after the Czechoslovak Republic itself, and named
for the country’s founder and first President.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses and group flights are limited.


Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

A Window on a Rich Past and an Exciting Future


Central Europe was the heart of Europe’s artistic, intellectual and cultural
development prior to World War II, and the region’s capital cities are known for
their breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and passion for
the arts. All six cities in the Central Europe Summer Program offer students a
first-hand experience of places of exceptional beauty and historical importance
where past and present unite.

Brno, the home-base for the program in the Czech Republic, is a picturesque
city situated in the very heart of Europe. Its many cultural, sports and
entertainment facilities match the tastes and lifestyles of the more than 85,000
students at the local universities, whose presence makes it such a young and
lively city (particularly in June!). Extremely affordable in itself, Brno also offers
easy access to the whole of Central Europe, making it the ideal starting point
for regional exploration.

“ I loved all of the excursions


and feel that I learned more than
Vienna was once the centre of the powerful Habsburg Empire, where decisions
affecting the history of the entire continent were made. Its glorious past is
reflected in its exuberantly theatrical architecture, best experienced through a
I ever could sitting in a regular class tour of it famous Ringstrasse. As the world’s capital of classical music, Vienna
at home. I value this entire experience.
” was once home to such greats as Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn; today it still
remains a vibrant cultural centre where the tremendous influence it exerted on
Western civilization can still be felt at every turn.
2010 Central Europe Program Participant
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, brings together two great cities on the
Danube. Buda, the capital of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom, was later
occupied by the Ottoman Empire and only in the late 19th century unified with
Pest on the other side of the Danube. The main landmark in scenic Buda is the
Royal Palace with its spectacular views. The cosmopolitan Pest is often dubbed
“The Paris of the East” for its broad boulevards and extravagant architecture. The

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legacy of Hungary’s great revolutions in 1848, 1956 and 1989 still reverberate in Session 1 (May 16 – June 23)
the city, while its famously relaxed life style can best be experienced by a visit to HIS389Y0 Topics in History: The City in Central Europe: Imperial Pasts,
one of the many local baths and spas. Imperial Aspirations, Wars and Revolutions

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the city of Kafka, Dvorak and The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the complex historical role
Kundera, is literally an open-air museum: having escaped wartime destruction for of Central European cities, their interaction with imperial and then national
centuries, its architecture remains miraculously preserved. Dominating the city is cultures, the legacies of the First and Second World Wars, and their importance
Prague Castle, its beginnings dating back to the 9th century. Prague today is a in creating modern nation states. The Czech Republic’s dynamic second city,
bustling, cosmopolitan city where visitors will find much to savour – jazz clubs, Brno, will provide the starting point for travel to the course’s focus cities.
cafés, art galleries and festivals, not to mention world-famous Czech beer. Students will visit the three great cities of the former Habsburg Empire, Vienna,
Prague, and Budapest, each with its own unique churches, museums, and
Krakow, for five hundred years the capital of Poland, is one of the most castle. Students will also visit Wroclaw, which spent the first half of the
remarkably preserved ancient cities in Central Europe. Focused on a spectacular twentieth century as a major German city and the second half as a major Polish
medieval square and crowned by the Renaissance splendour of Wawel Castle, it one. There are five modules – an introductory session followed by city-specific
boasts an unusual number of museums, galleries and theatres and is considered and period specific studies of Vienna, Wroclaw, Prague, and Budapest.
Poland’s cultural capital.
As the country’s main Prerequisites: none
centre of higher This is a Humanities course and can be counted toward both the History and
education, with eleven the European Studies programs at the University of Toronto.
university-level
institutions, it is well- Field trips: Three-day excursions to Vienna, Wroclaw (including a visit to
known for its rich and Auschwitz), Prague, and Budapest will take place at the ends of weeks two,
lively club and pub three, four, and five. Return transportation and two nights’ overnight
scene. accommodation will be arranged for all course participants. Students may opt
to spend additional time in these cities at their own expense. Logistical help will
Wroclaw is one of also be provided for those wishing to visit nearby Bratislava, Krakow, or some
Poland’s major other European city on their free days.
economic, cultural and Instructors: Robert C. Austin teaches at the Centre for European, Russian and
intellectual centres. Eurasian Studies at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of
Situated at a key Toronto. In the past, Austin was a Tirana-based journalist for Radio Free Europe/
European crossroads of Radio Liberty, a correspondent for the Economist Group of publications in Slovakia
communication and and a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He writes
trade, over the centuries widely in Canadian and international media and teaches graduate and
it has formed part of the undergraduate courses at the U of T on the politics and history of Central and
Kingdom of Bohemia, Southeastern Europe.
the Polish and
Lithuanian state, Austria, Germany and, since 1945, once again Poland. Located Though a Canadian, Don Sparling has lived in Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic
on twelve islands linked by 112 bridges, Wroclaw is famous for its wealth of since 1969, when he arrived in the country to teach English, following studies at U
historical buildings, parks, museums, international classical music and jazz of T and Oxford University. In 1977 he joined the Department of English and
festivals, and many student clubs. American Studies at Masaryk University, where he became Chair following the
collapse of the Communist regime in 1989. In 2000 he was named Director of
Central Europe Courses Masaryk University’s Office for International Studies, retiring from that position in
2009. Sparling’s courses have focused on both American and Canadian literature
The University of Toronto will offer two courses in Central Europe during two and cultural studies, and he has published a wide variety of articles on cultural and
different sessions: intercultural issues.
Session 1 – HIS389Y0 Topics in History: The City in Central Europe: Imperial
Pasts, Imperial Aspirations, Wars and Revoluations Session 2: May 22 – June 23
Session 2 - POL366Y0 "Kidnapped Europe's" Return?: Politics, Security and POL366Y0 "Kidnapped Europe's" Return?: Politics, Security and Culture in
Culture in Central Europe since 1989 Central Europe since 1989

Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent upon adequate This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the politics and societies of
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course. Central Europe, including Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and for
On average, students are in class three days per week for two 90-minute the purposes of historical contextualization, Austria. Although a historical
sessions each morning; exact class times will be provided at the Pre-Departure introduction is provided covering the period 1918 - 1989, the material covered
Orientation. Mandatory field trips are an integral part of each course and will deals primarily with the key issues in the revolutionary and post-communist
occur outside of regular class days (e.g., on weekends). periods. Special focus is on the post-Cold War security issues (NATO
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membership, energy security and missile defense) along with European Union present and on security issues – the role of nuclear weapons in international
integration and the changing face of the region in terms of migration, politics, anti-missile systems, the arms control process, and disarmament
immigration and minority/majority relations. The course is taught by faculty between the superpowers during the Cold War and after. In summer 2002 he
from the University of Toronto and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic took part in the Fulbright Institute's American studies program on the topic
and students will have the opportunity to explore through field trips to "U.S. Foreign Policy: Foundations and Formulations" held at the Walker Institute
Hungary, Poland and Slovakia and sites inside the Czech Republic. for International Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He is
Prerequisites: None the author of books on U.S. policy towards the USSR in 1980s, the evolution of
the strategy of containment and editor of books on foreign policy of the USA in
This is a Social Science course and can be counted toward both the Political the 1990s and on history and results of the arms control.
Science and the European Studies programs at the University of Toronto.
Program Activities
Field trips: Three-day excursions to Prague, Krakow (including a visit to When students arrive they will be given an orientation of Masaryk University
Auschwitz), and Budapest will take place at the ends of weeks two, three and and Brno, including an introduction to the historical background of the region;
four. Return transportation and two nights’ overnight accommodation will be this will be followed by a tour to the vicinity of Brno (such as a visit to the caves
arranged for all course participants. Students may opt to spend additional time and a brewery). There will be a welcoming and farewell dinner for all
in these cities at their own expense. Logistical help will also be provided for participants.
those wishing to visit nearby Bratislava, Vienna, or some other European city on
their free weekend (at the end of week one). Accommodation and Meals
Instructors: All students will be housed in a student residence complex in Brno.
Robert C. Austin teaches Accommodation is in double rooms, with bathrooms shared by the residents of
at the Centre for two rooms (i.e., by four people) and common kitchens on every floor.
European, Russian, and Telephones for incoming calls are located in the corridors, and for outgoing
Eurasian Studies at the calls students can use public phones near the entrances of the complex. All of
Munk School of Global the rooms have been wired to allow internet access. Students who are
Affairs at the University of interested in this service must bring their own laptop and non-cross UTP cable,
Toronto where he also and register their laptops with the residence upon their arrival. Otherwise, they
coordinates the have free access to the university Computer Centre, which is open 24 hours a
undergraduate program in day, seven days a week.
European Studies and the
Hungarian Studies Residence availability: Monday, May 16 to Thursday, June 23 for students
Program. In the past, registered in the History course; Sunday, May 22 to Thursday, June 23 for
Austin was a Tirana-based students registered in the Political Science course.
journalist for Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty, a correspondent for the Economist Group of publications All students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80,
in Slovakia and a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. which will be returned provided the rooms are left clean, keys have been
He writes widely in Canadian and international media and teaches graduate returned and there has been no damage to the accommodation or Masaryk
and undergraduate courses at U of T on the politics and history of Central and University facilities.
Southeastern Europe.
There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$760 for
ˇ ˇ is a director of the Center for the Research of Ethnicity and
Michal Vasecka purchased and self-prepared meals for the duration of the program.
Culture in Bratislava, and he operates also as an assistant professor at the
Faculty of Social Studies (FSS), Masaryk University. Since 2005 he has been also Group Flight
a researcher at the Institute for Research in Reproduction and Integration of We have negotiated two group flights to Vienna for students in this program.
Society at the FSS MU and a lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Economic Alternatively you may make your own travel arrangements to Vienna. Note that
Sciences of the Comenius University Bratislava. As a visiting scholar he operated flight/taxes (including fuel surcharges) listed below are subject to change.
at the New School University in New York (1996-1997), at the University of
London (1998), at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC (2008). In Session 1: HIS389Y0
1999 - 2005 he worked at the Slovak think-tank Institute of Public Affairs as a The round-trip economy class airfare with Austrian Airlines is CAD$1227, which
researcher and as a program director on expert analysis of the Slovak includes taxes/fees of approximately $280. Note that flight taxes/fees (including
transformation process with a focus on national minorities and the state of civil fuel surcharges) are subject to change.
society in Slovakia. He was a consultant for the World Bank in 2000-2008.
Departure date from Toronto: Sunday, May 15 (arrive May 16)
Petr Suchy is a head of the Department of International Relations and European Return date from Vienna: Thursday, June 23
Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. He focuses mainly
on the development of U.S. foreign policy since the end of World War II to the
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Mandatory Costs
Paid to UofT HIS389Y0 POL366Y0
Session 2: POL366Y0 Political Science Course Application Fee 200 200
The round-trip economy class airfare with Lufthansa Airlines is CAD$1233,
Course Fee 1900 2225 Paid for one full-year credit.
which includes taxes/fees of approximately $390. Note that flight taxes/fees
(including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. Mandatory UofT 145 145 Estimate (based on 2010
Incidental Fees part-time summer fees).
Departure date from Toronto: Saturday, May 21 (arrive May 22) Residence 400 375 Paid for accommodation
Return date from Vienna: Thursday, June 23 (Double Room) at Masaryk University.
Field Trips 1100 900 Includes transportation and
Transportation between the Vienna airport and the university residence will be accommodation on all field trips.
provided. To reserve a seat on this flight you must indicate your interest on the
application form and pay the $100 airfare deposit. Sub-total $3745 $3845

Entry Requirements for Visitors to Central Europe Other/Estimated Costs


All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents
are in order for them to enter the countries listed below as visitors. (Note that Airfare 1227 1233 Group flight rate arranged by
students will travel through the Slovak Republic on their way to Budapest.) the University of Toronto.
Meals 760 640 Based on estimated cost of
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only require a $20 per day. Paid on-site.
passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter Austria,
Local 80 60 Estimate for public transit.
the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or the Slovak Republic as a visitor. Citizens
Transportation Paid on-site.
of other countries may require visas.
Entrance Fees 50 50 Estimate for all entrance fees to
Information on entry requirements is available from the embassies/consulates of be paid on-site (e.g., during
each country: course field trips).
• Austria: 2 Bloor St West Suite 400, Toronto, M4W 3E2, ph: 416-967-3348 Internet Access in 20 20 Estimate. Paid on-site. Students
ext. 23, http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/ottawa/ Residence Rooms must provide their own laptops.
• Czech Republic: 2 Bloor St West, Toronto, M4W 3E2, ph: 416-972-1476,
Medical Travel variable variable Students must provide proof of
http://www.mzv.cz/toronto/en/consulate_general/index.html
Insurance medical travel insurance coverage.
• Hungary: 425 Bloor St East Suite 501, Toronto, M4W 3R5, ph: 416-923-8981,
http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/CA/en Miscellaneous variable variable All students should budget
• Poland: 2603 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, M8V 1G5, ph: 416-252-5471, Expenses for personal miscellaneous
http://www.ottawa.polemb.net expenses (e.g., travel, gifts).
• Slovak Republic: 50 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa, K1M 2A1, ph: 613-749-4442, Sub-total $2137 $2003
http://www.mzv.sk/ottawa
Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$5882* (Session 1)
Note: All countries in this program are parties to the Schengen Agreement,
CAD$5848* (Session 2)
and so students who do need a visa to enter them should only need to
obtain one Schengen visa (not five separate visas). For further information *This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall
please contact any of the embassies/consulates above. program cost will vary if your flight is arranged independently.
Payment Deadlines
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully • Application fee and airfare deposit ............................... due March 1, 2011
complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on • HIS389Y0 - All remaining fees: airfare balance, course fee, refundable
international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to damage deposit .......................................................... due March 22, 2011
attend the in-person Central Europe PDO, at which you will receive a course POL366Y0 – All remaining fees: airfare balance, course fee, refundable
syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about damage deposit .......................................................... due March 31, 2011
accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport).
Financial Assistance
Central Europe PDO: Wednesday, April 20, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
For further details please refer to page 130.
Cost of Studying in Central Europe • Summer Abroad Bursary • Stephen & Stephanie Balogh Family
(eight awards at $3000 each) Foundation Award (two awards at $1500 each)
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about
• Rose Patten International Program • John Browne Award
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
Award (four awards at $1000) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
• OSAP
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China >> Hong Kong
Friday, June 10 to Sunday, July 10, 2011 (4 weeks)

The summer of 1997 was not only a pivotal year in Hong Kong's history (when
it was handed back to China by Britain), it was also the first offering of the
University of Toronto's Summer Program in Hong Kong. In 13 summers almost
2100 students from all across Canada have participated in this incredibly
popular and successful program.

This Hong Kong summer program is not only of interest to students majoring in
East Asian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, History, Art, Politics, or Business, but to
anyone who wants to complete an elective course in an academically and
culturally stimulating environment. Also, non-Commerce students are eligible to
enrol in some RSM courses taught in the Hong Kong Summer Program.

The program is hosted by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong's
oldest and largest institution for higher learning, established in 1911.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses, residence and group flight are limited.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

Asia’s World City


Beneath the glittering lights of Hong Kong you will find a city embracing both
its traditional Chinese culture and its modern Western influences. Chinese
medicine shops, sampans, junks and temples survive alongside skyscrapers,
marbled shopping malls, and Rolls Royces. Hong Kong offers a world-famous
skyline as well as peaceful countryside, open-air markets, floating restaurants,
and amazing mountain scenery.

Hong Kong actually comprises more than two hundred islands and a part of
mainland China. Much of the area is uninhabited rural countryside, while other
areas are among the world’s most densely populated. Hong Kong Island is at the
centre of it all with its busy government, financial and business districts. A seven-


minute ferry ride across one of the most beautiful harbours in the world takes you
The program was definitely worth every to the Kowloon Peninsula on the mainland, an intense 24-hour shopping and
tourist destination. Beyond Kowloon is the charming, traditional New Territories,
penny. The field trip experience allowed which include the rest of the mainland and Hong Kong’s other 234 islands.
us to explore and observe things we
couldn’t learn from books.
” Hong Kong Courses
Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course.
2010 Hong Kong Program Participant
Classes take place Monday to Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mandatory
field trips are an integral part of each course, and may occur outside of class
time or on weekends. For some courses there may also be one or two
lectures held in Toronto before the start of the program; in this event,
participants will be provided with further details in their Admission package.

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EAS395Y0 Leadership Department of East Asian Studies and has worked for more that decade on a
and Governance in number of Canadian development assistance projects in China as well as a
China’s Modern Urban consultant on World Bank China projects. His recent work focuses on municipal
Transformation and rural governance in China
The course will focus on
the role of China’s state HIS385Y0 The History of Hong Kong
and political leaders in A study of political, economic and social change in the former British colony of
reshaping Chinese Hong Kong from 1842 until the present day. Due to high student demand, two
society and politics sections of this course will be offered in 2011.
during the past century. Recommended preparation: HIS280Y1/HIS232Y1/JMC201Y1
It will examine briefly This is a Humanities course.
China’s imperial legacy
and the emergence of a Section L3001
new revolutionary Field Trips: This section includes trekking field trips in and around Hong Kong and
regime under Mao an overnight trip to Macau. The cost of these trips is CAD$195, paid to UofT for
Zedong. It will also all transportation and entrance fees, and one nights’ accommodation in Macau.
explore China’s
changing political Instructor: Elfed Vaughan Roberts has taught at the University of Hong Kong for
institutions, the role of over 32 years in various departments, including the Department of Politics and
China’s Communist Public Administration, the Department of History, and the School of Business.
Party, the relationship He has published a number of books and articles, many in the field of Hong
between Beijing and the Kong’s history and the Hong Kong business environment. He is also visiting
provinces and local lecturer to the University of Fudan in Shanghai and is honorary professor at the
authorities and China’s University of Mongolia. Elfed Roberts was a presenter for the Hong Kong
citizenry. Specific topics of interest will include village elections and democratic television program A Week in Politics. For many years he has taught in the
reform, migration and social controls, the changing role of China’s intellectuals, the University of Toronto’s Hong Kong summer program and has consistently
growing importance of the internet and social networks. In the first half of the received very enthusiastic evaluations from students.
course, taught by Professor Guisso, students will explore traditions of imperial
leadership, Mao’s role as a transformative leader and case studies of urban change. Section L3002
In the second half of the course, taught by Professor Falkenheim, the focus will be Field Trips: Students in this section will take a day trip to Macau and also visit
on governmental policies and grassroots urban and rural social and political the Hong Kong History Museum. The cost of these trips is as follows:
change. • CAD$100, paid to UofT for lunch and return transport to Macau
Prerequisites: none • Approximately CAD$15, paid on-site for museum entrance fees and public
This is a Social Science course. transit in Hong Kong.

Field trips: There will be one field trip in the middle of the course to Hunan Instructor: John Carroll is a specialist in Hong Kong history and has published
Province in South Central China. Students will visit Changsha, capital of Hunan two books in this field, Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in
Province, a city rich in historic sites and at the heart of a rapidly modernizing Hong Kong and A Concise History of Hong Kong. He is currently teaching and
economy. The trip will also include visits to Shaoshan, Mao’s home town, and conducting research at the University of Hong Kong, where he is a professor of
the museum that celebrates his life as well as nearby cities and sites that history. Raised and educated in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Carroll received his
illustrate the rapidly changing role of society and government. doctorate from Harvard University and has taught at the University of Texas, the
The cost is as follows: College of William and Mary, and Saint Louis University, where he received an
• CAD$450, paid to UofT for the Changsha trip (return train transportation, four award for teaching excellence. He has lectured widely on Hong Kong and
nights hotel accommodation, some entry fees, and on-site bus transportation). modern Chinese history in North America, Europe, and Asia. This will be his
• Approximately CAD$15, paid on-site for some entry fees and driver tips. fourth year in the University of Toronto's Summer Abroad program.

Instructors: RSM295Y0 Special Topics: International Management


Prof. R. Guisso has been teaching in the Department of East Asian Studies for A survey course of major issues in the strategy and operations of international
more than thirty years, serving two terms as Departmental Chair. His research firms, covering such issues as “why go international?”, types of international
interests lie in the sphere of Chinese social and cultural history with a special operations, cross-cultural differences in management, marketing in different
emphasis on gender, and he has published a number of books and articles on cultures, international negotiations and strategic alliances. Differences between
subjects related to these areas in the pre-modern period. western and non-western approaches to international management will also be
explored, and some guest lectures will be given by executives from
Victor Falkenheim holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Departments of international businesses in Asia. This course is open to both Commerce and
East Asian Studies and Political Science, specializing in the political economy of non-Commerce students.
contemporary China. He has previously served two terms as Chair of the
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Prerequisites: none Prerequisites: RSM250H or permission of the instructor (students should submit
This is a Social Science course. (For BBA students at UTSC, RSM courses typically requests to hongkong.abroad@utoronto.ca)
count as RSM electives, not Social Science credits.) This is a Social Science course. (For BBA students at UTSC, RSM courses typically
count as RSM electives, not Social Science credits.)
Field trips: Students will participate in a two-day field trip to the Shenzhen
Special Economic Zone. In addition, students will take part in one-day trips to Field trips: Students will participate in a two-day field trip to Shanghai, one-day
Hong Kong Disneyland and Macau. The cost of these trips is as follows: trips to Hong Kong Disneyland and Macau and attend a Hong Kong licensing
show. The cost of these trips is as follows:
• CAD$265, paid to UofT for the Shenzhen trip (return and on-site bus • CAD$530, paid to UofT for the Shanghai trip (return airfare, on-site bus
transportation, one night accommodation, breakfast, entry fees), the Disney transportation, one nights’ accommodation, and breakfast), the Disney visit
visit (entry fees and lunch), and the Macau excursion (return ferry and on- (entry fees and lunch), and the Macau excursion (return ferry and on-site
site transportation). transportation).
• Approximately CAD$25, paid on-site for some entrance fees, local transport • Approximately CAD$30, paid on-site for some entrance fees, local transport
in Hong Kong, and driver tips. in Hong Kong, and driver tips.

Instructors: Section L3001 – Daniel Ondrack is a Professor of Human Resource Instructor:


Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of David Dunne has taught around the world and
Toronto, and is the Academic Director for Executive Programs at the Rotman won the 3M National Teaching Fellowship – the
School. His main research interests are the alignment of human resource highest award for university teaching – and the
management with corporate strategy; strategy for international business; University of Toronto President's Teaching Award;
international human resource management; and cross cultural issues in he co-directs the Rotman Teaching Effectiveness
management. He started the MGT295Y course in Hong Kong in 1997 and also Centre. He is a leading thinker in design methods
teaches as a guest professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; the University of for business. He has published in Harvard Business
International Business and Economics in Beijing; and the University of the Review and other journals, and works closely with
Cayman Islands. He is also an Honorary Professor at the European Institute for design firms and design schools. As a marketing
International Business in Brussels and joint chairman of the annual European manager with Unilever, he launched several well-
conference on Strategic Human Resource Management. known global brands. He teaches and consults for
companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Rogers
Section L3002 – Sam Chiu has an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman Communications and Ontario Lottery and
School of Management. He is Associate Academic Director, Asia Pacific Gaming Corporation, and is an advisor to a new
Programs, at the Rotman School of Management and help set up programs in health sciences university in Nepal. He is regularly
Hong Kong and China. He is also the Head of Asia Pacific Region for the UofT interviewed by the media about marketing issues.
International Summer Program. He was the winner of an award of outstanding
contribution toward the international development of the Executive MBA VIS372Y0 Urban Studio: Hong Kong
program. Sam Chiu holds a Doctor of Economics from University of St. Gallen, Urban Studio: Hong Kong is an interdisciplinary
Switzerland, Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science both art course that will make use of the dense,
from the University of Toronto. multi-faceted, and dynamic urban fabric of Hong Kong as a laboratory for visual
art projects involving photography, video, performance or site-specific work.
RSM395Y0 Special Topics: International Marketing Students will explore the city in research groups to gather information on the
While it is a cliché to say that we live in a globalized world, this does not mean social, spatial, and everyday urban patterns of Hong Kong. The course will
that international marketing decisions are easy. There remain significant introduce students to concepts in visual studies such as public space, civic
economic, cultural and behavioral differences between countries that affect how identity, tourism, vernacular form, and cultural geography using Hong Kong as
consumers respond to products and marketing programs. Competition and the a vibrant and occasionally extreme case study. Field trips and speakers will
legal environment differ across countries and often require different strategies. introduce students to the city’s growing art scene and offer various resident
Different levels of access to media and the internet mean that different artists’ and cultural workers’ perspectives on Hong Kong’s art and culture. The
communication strategies can be essential to reach consumers. class will culminate in an informal presentation/exhibition.
Prerequisites: VIS: VIS120 and VIS130, UTSC: At least 1 full credit at the B or C
This course is concerned with the strategic decisions marketers have to make level in Studio, or permission of the instructor (students should submit requests
when going international: do we export or set up a licensing deal? Should we to hongkong.abroad@utoronto.ca)
charge the same price as the domestic market? How can we communicate with This is a Humanities course.
consumers? Do we need to redesign our product or service for international
markets? Should we extend the domestic brand globally or have different brands Field trips: In addition to making regular visits to the galleries and artist studios
in different markets? The course provides frameworks for analyzing overseas within Hong Kong, students will travel to Shenzhen. The cost of these trips is as
markets and for making major strategic choices on these and other issues. It will follows:
be taught through readings, class discussions, guest speakers and field trips. • CAD$110, paid to UofT for the Shenzhen trip (some entry fees, and on-site
bus transportation).
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• Approximately CAD$35, paid on-site for public transport within Hong Kong Students are required to submit a
and some entry fees. key/residence damage deposit of
CAD$80. This will be returned on
Students should also budget $50-$70 for project materials. completion of the program
provided your room has been left
Instructor: Will Kwan is a Lecturer in Studio Art at UTSC and graduate faculty in clean, there has been no damage to
the Masters of Visual Studies Program, St. George Campus. Will teaches courses the residence or HKU facilities, and
on Global Art, Art and Activism, and Video. Will has lived in Europe, Asia, and all keys and cards are returned.
the United States and produced work as an artist-in-residence in museums and There is no meal plan. Students
art spaces in Shanghai, Dublin, Leeds, and Biella (Italy). Will received his MFA should budget approximately
from Columbia University in 2004 and from 2004-2006 was a fellow at the Jan CAD$450 for a combination of self-
van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. His work has been exhibited prepared and purchased meals.
internationally at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, the 2003 Venice Biennale, P.S. 1
Contemporary Art Center (New York), the Zendai MoMA (Shanghai), the Irish If you want to stay in the residence, indicate this on the application form and
Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), the Polish National Museum (Poznan). state your preference for a single or double room. Every effort will be made to
satisfy your accommodation needs to the best of available resources.
Program Activities Alternatively, you may arrange your own accommodation.
The program includes a walking Group Flight
tour and a group bus tour of There is no group flight for this program; students must make their own travel
Hong Kong. The tours will not arrangements. Students who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the
only provide a general overview program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for
of the city, but are an excellent the extra day(s).
way to meet other participants.
There will also be a farewell
dinner for all students at the end Entry Requirements for Visitors to Hong Kong and China
of the program. As part of the mandatory field trips, students in all classes will be visiting Macau
and/or mainland China. All students are therefore responsible for making sure
Health & Safety that their necessary travel documents are in order for entry as a visitor into both
Hong Kong has relatively high Hong Kong and China/Macau (e.g., citizens of China enrolled in RSM courses will
levels of air pollution, which may need a multiple entry visa for HK as they will need to enter at least three times).
affect students with respiratory
difficulties. It is also typhoon Information on visitor entry requirements, including visa application forms, is
season during June and July, with available from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, 240 St.
an average of 75% humidity and George Street, Toronto, M5R 2P4, ph: 416-964-8861,
highs of 30 degrees Celsius or http://toronto.china-consulate.org.
more. In addition to the heat and
humidity, much of the city, As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens NOT born in
including the University of Hong Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan require a Visitor’s Visa to enter Hong Kong and
Kong, is built on relatively steep Macau, which can be obtained from the Chinese Consulate in Toronto. Citizens of
hillsides. other countries, and Canadians who WERE born in Hong Kong, Macao, or
Taiwan, may have different requirements. Each student is required to obtain
If you are under medical care or may be affected by heat or steep terrain, you their own Visitor's Visa for entry into China. We STRONGLY encourage you to
are advised consult both a physician and the Professional & International do this while in Canada.
Programs Office before applying.
IMPORTANT: In past years, several students with passports from Taiwan
Accommodation and Meals and the People's Republic of China have encountered delays in arranging
Students are housed in off-campus residences at the University of Hong Kong, a their Visas for this program (to China or Hong Kong, respectively). For this
10-minute bus ride from the HKU campus. The residences offer shared reason, we require you to present a copy of your Visa(s) to the Summer
washroom and kitchen facilities, wired internet access (students must supply Abroad office no later than May 17, otherwise you will be removed from
their own Ethernet cable), and optional air conditioning. the program. Students should contact the Chinese Consulate IN
TORONTO as early as possible to obtain the required documents.
Residence availability: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, July 10
Double room accommodation: CAD$465 Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)
Single room accommodation: CAD$930
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully
complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on
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international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to Payment/Visa Deadlines
attend the in-person Hong Kong PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus, The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto, and for presenting
Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about visa documents, are as follows:
accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport). • Application fee ............................................................. due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: course and residence fee,
Hong Kong PDO: May 9, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. course field trip fee, refundable
damage deposit ....................................................………due April 26, 2011
Cost of Studying in Hong Kong • Presenting required visa documents (for citizens
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about of Taiwan and mainland China only).....................………due May 17, 2011
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.

Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT


Application Fee 200
Course Fee 2150 Paid for one full-year credit.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
Incidental Fees summer fees.
Field Trips Variable Some fees paid to UofT, some
paid on-site. Costs range from
$115 to $560 (see course
descriptions for details).
Sub-total $2495

Other/Estimated Costs
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
weeks before departure to
Hong Kong.
Double-Entry Visa for China 75 For students in all courses except
(as of December 2010) HIS. Paid directly to the Consulate On-Site Assistants
General of the People's Republic of There are a limited number of On-Site Assistant (OSA) positions available for
China before departure. Students program participants. OSAs should be bilingual (English and
must arrange visa themselves. Cantonese/Mandarin), and will live in the residence for the duration of the
Airfare 1795 Group flight rate arranged by the program. OSAs work in conjunction with the On-Site Coordinator to provide
University of Toronto. support for students, remind students of the residence rules, act as class
Residence (Double Room) 465 Paid to UofT. Cost for a single representatives, and assist on program trips.
room is $930.
In exchange for their service, OSAs will benefit from a significant leadership
Meals 450 Based on estimated cost development opportunity, and will each receive $500 after the program has
of $15 per day. Paid on-site. ended. One applicant may be selected to act as Head Assistant, for which they
Local Transportation 70 Estimate for public transport. will receive an additional $100. OSA applications must be submitted by March
Paid on-site. 1. Application forms are available from http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance coverage. Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for further details please refer to page 130.
personal miscellaneous expenses • Summer Abroad Bursary (several awards up to $4500 each)
(e.g., travel, gifts). • Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
Sub-total $2955 • Dr. Stanley Ho / Dr. Sam and Dr. Doris Lau Scholarship (several awards up
to $4500 each)
Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$5450* • Dr. David Chu Scholarship
• John Browne Award
*This figure does not include medical travel insurance or mandatory field trips. • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
Overall program cost will vary if you opt for single accommodation or if your • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
accommodation and/or flight are arranged independently. • OSAP
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China >> Shanghai and Beijing
Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, May 29, 2011 (3 weeks)

This is the third year of the University of Toronto's summer program in


Shanghai, China. The program is designed to provide students from both the
University of Toronto and Fudan University with a unique, intensive look at
critical international issues from Western and Chinese perspectives. Students will
spend two weeks in Shanghai attending intensive classes and then one week in
Beijing.

The program is hosted and co-taught by Fudan University. Founded in 1905,


Fudan is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China and has
over 45,000 students. In the 1950s it also became one of the first institutions in
China to enrol students from around the world, and has since trained over
10,000 students from 100 different countries.

IMPORTANT: Space in this program is limited to 25 students. It is unlikely that


we will be able to accommodate applications after the March 1 deadline so
interested students are advised to apply early. Applicants must have
completed at least 4.0 FCEs with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, and will be required
to answer a one-page questionnaire. Students will not be selected on a first-
come first-served basis, but on the basis of their overall application.

See the World Through New Eyes


With over 20 million people, Shanghai is the largest city in China in terms of
population and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It is located
on China's central eastern coast near the mouth of the Yangtze River. Shanghai
is an intensely dynamic city bursting with rapid cultural and economic change.
Since market restrictions were lifted, Shanghai has recreated itself as a fresh,
sophisticated and innovative metropolis. It is in many ways the hotspot of
modern China, as well as a key player in the global political economy.

Beijing is China's second largest city, after Shanghai. It is a major transportation


hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city.
Few cities in the world besides Beijing have served as the political and cultural


centre of an area as immense as China for so long. Beijing is renowned for its
Best academic experience I’ve had at opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and
universities have long made the city a centre of culture in China.
U of T. Definitely one-of-a-kind, even when
compared to other summer abroad courses
in that it was a partnership with Fudan Shanghai and Beijing Course


The University of Toronto will offer one course in Shanghai and Beijing, China.
and their students. The course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. The class will be made up of students from both the University of
Toronto and Fudan University.
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Classes will be held Monday to Friday in Shanghai during the first two weeks of UofT Instructor: Professor Joseph Wong holds a Canada Research Chair in
the program. The daily schedule will be: political science at the University of Toronto, where he is also the Director of the
9:00 to 10:45am - Lecture by Professor J. Wong (University of Toronto) Asian Institute. His research interests are in comparative public policy and
10:45 to 11:00am - Break political economy, with a regional focus on East Asia. In addition to many
11:00 to 12:00 noon - Class discussion journal articles and book chapters, Wong's books include Healthy Democracies:
12:00 to 1:00 pm - Lunch Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea (2004), Political Transitions in
1:00 to 2:00 pm - Lecture by Fudan University professor Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose (2008) and a new book on
2:00 to 3:00 pm - class discussion biotechnology and the new knowledge economy in Asia.

While in Beijing the academic schedule will be less structured, but students will Program Activities
attend several guest lectures. Mandatory field trips are also an integral part of The program includes an orientation involving a brief tour of Fudan University
the course, and may occur outside of class time (including weekends) while in and surrounding neighbourhood and welcome dinners in both Shanghai and
Shanghai and throughout the entire week in Beijing. Beijing. While in Beijing students will visit key cultural and political sites such as
the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.
POL376Y0 Transforming Global Politics: Comparative and Chinese Perspectives
Set against the backdrop of the rise of China, this course examines the dynamics Accommodation and Meals
of global change from comparative and Chinese perspectives. Themes include
In Shanghai, students will be accommodated in a local hotel in double rooms
international security, political economy, political development and democracy,
(two single beds), a private bathroom, desk, phone and television. The hotel is
global climate change, economic development, poverty and inequality,
located a few blocks from Fudan University and is close to a new mall complex.
corruption, technology innovation, among others.
In Beijing, students will stay in a 4-star hotel in double rooms. The total cost of
Prerequisite: POL103Y/POL208Y/POL215Y or permission of the instructor (to
all accommodation for this program is CAD$565.
request permission, please email shanghai.abroad@utoronto.ca outlining any
courses and/or experience you have that you feel are relevant, such as courses
Accommodation availability: Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, May 29
on Asia in cognate disciplines or departments).
This is a Social Science course, and can be counted toward both the Political
Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80. This
Science and the Collaborative Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (Asian Institute) at
will be returned provided the rooms are left clean, keys have been returned and
the University of Toronto.
there has been no damage to the accommodation or University of Fudan
facilities.
Field trips: In addition
to local excursions in
There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$320 for
Shanghai, students will
purchased meals.
be required to
complete a week long
If you are interested in the student accommodation, indicate this on the
field assignment in
application form. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation
Beijing. While there,
requests based on available resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your own
students visit
accommodation.
important historical
sites (Tiananmen, the
Forbidden City, etc.),
Flight
There is no group flight option for this program. Students will need to book a
cultural sites
flight arriving in Shanghai and departing from Beijing. Flight dates should
(museums, galleries,
accord with the program dates; students who choose to arrive earlier or leave
etc.) as well as attend
later than these dates will be responsible for arranging their own
lectures and
accommodation for the extra day(s).
workshops. These trips
will enable students to
The flight from Shanghai to Beijing is included in the program costs and will be
learn through practical
arranged by the Summer Abroad office.
experience what they
are studying in class.
The cost of these trips Entry Requirements for Visitors to China
is as follows: All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements, including
• CAD$340, paid to UofT for guides, on-site bus transportation in Beijing, visa application forms, is available from the Consulate General of the People's
some entrance fees, and the Shanghai-Beijing flight. Republic of China, 240 St. George Street, Toronto, M5R 2P4, ph: 416-964-8861,
• Approximately CAD$50, paid on-site for local transit, entrance fees, and http://toronto.china-consulate.org.
driver/guide tips.

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Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens NOT born in Application Fee 200
Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan require a Visitor’s Visa to enter China, which can
be obtained from the Chinese Consulate in Toronto. Citizens of other countries, Course Fee 2200 Paid for one full-year credit.
and Canadians who WERE born in Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, may have Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate (based on 2010
different requirements. Each student is required to obtain their own Visitor's Incidental Fees part-time summer fees).
Visa for entry into China. We STRONGLY encourage you to do this while in Prepaid Field Trip Fee 340 Includes guides, on-site
Canada. transportation, and flight from
Shanghai to Beijing.
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) Sub-total $2885
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully
complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on Other/Estimated Costs
international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to
attend the in-person Shanghai & Beijing PDO, at which you will receive a course Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two weeks
syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about before departure to Shanghai.
accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport). Double-Entry Visa for China 75 Paid directly to the Consulate
(as of December 2010) General of the People's Republic of
Shanghai PDO: April 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. China before departure. Students
must arrange visa themselves.
Cost of Studying in Shanghai and Beijing Airfare 1319 Estimate. Students are responsible
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about for arranging their own flight to
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10. Shanghai and home from Beijing.
Accommodation 565 Paid to UofT for accommodation
in Shanghai and Beijing.
Meals 320 Estimate for purchased meals.
Paid on-site.
On-Site Field Trip Costs 50 Estimate for local transit, entrance
fees, and driver/guide tips.
Optional Weekend Trip in 50 Estimate for transportation, guide,
Shanghai entry fees, and lunch. Paid on-site.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance coverage.
Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $2479*

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$5364*


*This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall program
cost will vary if accommodation is arranged independently.
Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee .................................................………….due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: course and accommodation
fees, refundable damage deposit.........................………….due April 6, 2011
Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
further details please refer to page 130.
• Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
(three awards at $2500 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
• Dr. David Chu Scholarship
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Ecuador >> Amazon, Galápagos and Andes
Wednesday, May 18 to Saturday, June 18, 2011 (4 weeks)

This is the sixth year of the University of Toronto’s Summer Program in Ecuador.
This exciting program is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in life
sciences, environmental science, conservation biology, and geography to
experience one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world and to
explore the pressures and challenges on these unique environments.

The program is hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and
will use two of its research centres, the Galápagos Academic Institute for the
Arts and Sciences, and the Tiputini Biodiversity Station (located in the Amazon
Rainforest), as well as its Quito campus. USFQ has been collaborating with
partner universities from around the world for many years, sharing their faculty’s
expertise and research knowledge to run successful programs for local and
foreign students.

IMPORTANT: Space in this program is limited to 30 students. It is unlikely


that we will be able to accommodate applications after the March 1 deadline
so interested students are advised to apply early. Applicants will be required to
answer a one-page questionnaire. Students will not be selected on a first-come
first-served basis, but on the basis of their overall application.

Primeval Lands and Unique Wild Species


Ecuador is a small country, yet it contains incredible natural diversity: tropical
rainforests, snowcapped volcanoes, vast coastal beaches, the majestic Andes
mountains, and the incredible Galápagos Islands. Ecuador has 9.2 species per
square km, more than any other country in the world. Students in this program
will stay in three very different regions of the country, and will experience and
study complex ecosystems teeming with astonishing biological and cultural
diversity.

Galápagos Islands
Made famous by Charles Darwin over 150 years ago, the Galápagos is a string
of islands about 1000 km west of mainland Ecuador. Formed by volcanic


activity, the islands contain some of the most remarkable ecosystems on earth.
The Summer Abroad program was wonderful; Birds, sea mammals, reptiles, as well as a wide variety of tropical fishes and
a fantastic learning experience about a wide invertebrates abound in the Galápagos.
variety of ecosystems and Ecuadorian culture. Amazon Rainforest

2010 Ecuador Program Participant



I thoroughly enjoyed it! Students will live, study and conduct
biological fieldwork in pristine tropical
rainforest on the north bank of the
Tiputini River. The program site borders
the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, a region
famous for having one of the highest
species diversity on Earth. Researchers
here have documented the presence of
12 species of primates, 520 species of
birds, 1500 species of trees, and
thousands of insect species.
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oil exploration on wildlife and indigenous peoples. For most of the second half
of the course students will be in the Galápagos. Here they will examine how
plants, animals and people interact in this fragile and threatened environment.
This segment will include five days of lectures and field trips based at the GAIAS
institute on San Cristobal, followed by a five-day tour of other islands. The
program concludes in Quito.

Instructor and On-Site Coordinator: Prof. Anthony Davis is an Emeritus


Professor in the Department of Geography, focusing on physical geography and
biogeography. This is Prof. Davis's fifth year with the Ecuador program. He has
had considerable experience running field courses inside Canada and abroad,
and was a recipient of the Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award in 1996.
Prof. Davis has worked in Japan, China, New Zealand and Cuba.

Health & Safety


This program will involve fieldwork and extensive travel by air, water and land; in
addition, Quito and highlands are located at a relatively high altitude. Students will
Andes Highlands also need to be prepared for extreme differences in temperature and precipitation.
The Andes is the world's longest mountain range, forming a continuous chain Students must be in excellent physical health and should not be especially prone
of highland along the western coast of South America. In this region students to altitude, sea, or motion sickness. If you are under medical care of any kind, you
will view first hand paramo ecology and the impact of global warming on the should consult both a physician and the
glaciers, as well as the physiological, cultural and economic adaptations of Professional & International Programs Office
indigenous mountain peoples. before applying.

Ecuador Course Students will be expected to respect the health


and safety rules of each facility. Care must also
The University of Toronto will offer one course in Ecuador, worth one full-year
be taken on independent travel in Quito,
credit. The course has limited space and is contingent on adequate enrolment.
following the directives concerning risk
Students will be in classes or on field trips every day, including weekends,
provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
except for travel days and some free time during the program. Field trips are an
Further information will be provided at the
integral part of the course and are mandatory. Where possible, students will be
Pre-Departure Orientation.
involved in group research projects.

ENV395Y0 Special Topics Field Course: Ecology and Conservation in the


Accommodation and Meals
Amazon, Galápagos, and Andes While in Quito and the Galápagos, students
This course examines fundamental concepts in ecology, evolution, biodiversity, will stay in shared accommodation in
and conservation biology through lectures and fieldwork in highland, tropical economy hotels (2-4 per room). At TBS
and island ecosystems in Ecuador. The complex relations between these students will stay in bunk-style
environments and the people who depend on them will also be examined accommodation (4 beds per room). All rooms are screened. Running water is
through analysis of the social, cultural and economic transformations that have available and students share flush toilets and showers (cold water only). Food
taken place in recent years. service is provided in a central dining hall and a generator provides electricity
Prerequisites: none for several hours each day. Although networks can be unreliable, internet access
Recommended preparation: ENV200Y/200H1, BIO150Y/120H1 or equivalent. is available in internet cafés in Quito, and limited access is available at GAIAS
This may be counted as a Science or Social Science course. It is suitable for all and TBS.
programs offered by the Centre for the Environment.
Three daily meals will be provided for the majority of the program. Students
Itinerary & Activities: Students will spend their first few days in Quito for should budget for about CAD$50 for lunches not included.
orientation and introductory lectures. They will then spend four days in the
Andes highlands to study its unique flora and fauna, and to examine the Accommodation availability: Wednesday, May 18 to Saturday, June 18
economy and culture of the indigenous mountain peoples. They will work on
the flanks of Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador and visit cloud forests. Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80. This
The second course segment comprises eight days at the Tiputini Biodiversity will be returned provided there has been no damage to the accommodation or
Station, situated along one of the headwaters of the Amazon River. The station facilities used during the program.
lies in a biodiversity hotspot, in one of the few remaining pristine rainforests in
Ecuador. Here students will focus on tropical forest ecology and the impacts of

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Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
Application Fee 200
Group Flight
Course Fee 2135 Paid for one full-year credit.
We have negotiated a group flight to Quito (via
Houston) for students in the program. The round- Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
trip economy class airfare with Continental Incidental Fees summer fees.
Airlines is CAD$1041, which includes taxes/fees of Field Trips 2550 Includes all transportation and
approximately $271. Note that flight taxes/fees entrance fees for the duration of
(including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. the program.
Alternatively, students may also make their own Accommodation and Meals 1400 Includes all accommodation and
travel arrangements, although flying with the meals for the majority of the
group is strongly recommended. program.
Departure date from Toronto: Wednesday, May 18 Sub-total $6430
Return date from Quito: Saturday, June 18
Other/Estimated Costs
Transportation between the airport and the hotel in Quito will be provided to Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
students on the group flight. To receive a seat on this flight you must indicate weeks before departure to Ecuador.
your interest on the application form and pay the $100 airfare deposit.
Airfare 1041 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Entry Requirements for Visitors to Ecuador Tips and Lunches 110 Students should budget $60 for
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel tips and $50 to cover lunches not
documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the included in program fee.
Consulate of Ecuador in Toronto, 151 Bloor St West, Suite 470, Toronto, ph: Paid on-site.
416-968-2077, fax: 416-968-3348.
Departure Tax 55 Students must pay approximately
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only need a $50 cash in US funds prior to
passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Ecuador as a departing the Quito airport.
visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements. Vaccines variable Students must provide proof of
Yellow Fever vaccination.
Students will be required to see a Medical Travel Clinic and to obtain the Medical Travel Insurance variable Students must provide proof of
vaccine for Yellow Fever. Proof of vaccination will be required well in advance of medical travel insurance.
the program start date.
Miscellaneous expenses variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) (e.g., travel, gifts).
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to Sub-total $1306*
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide general information
and advice on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$7736*
the in-person Ecuador PDO, at which they will receive site-specific health and
safety information, a course syllabus, *This figure does not include cost of vaccinations or medical travel insurance.
Student Handbook, and detailed program Overall program cost will vary if your airfare is arranged independently.
information (e.g., about accommodation,
services, facilities, and travel instructions to
and from the airport). Attendance at this Payment Deadlines
PDO is mandatory for all participants in The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
the Ecuador summer program. • Application fee and airfare deposit ...................………….due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, course fee,
Ecuador PDO: April 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 accommodation, meals, and field trip fee,
p.m. and refundable damage deposit .....................………….due March 29, 2011

Financial Assistance
Cost of Studying in Ecuador The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
A breakdown of the program costs is further details please refer to page 130.
outlined below. All prices are in Canadian • Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
dollars. Further information about the (seven awards at $4000 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
course fee and incidental fees is available • Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
on page 10. Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
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England >> Oxford
Saturday, August 6 to Sunday, September 4, 2011 (4 weeks)

This is the eleventh year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer
program in England. Since 2001, over 500 students have enjoyed the experience
of studying British culture and history while immersed in the United Kingdom.

The summer program in England is hosted by Worcester College at Oxford


University. Although situated on 26 acres of land—including gardens, lakeside
areas, and a large sports ground—Worcester is close to train and bus stations
and only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Oxford alumni include T.S.
Eliot, Indira Gandhi, Aldous Huxley, J.R.R. Tolkien, and T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence
of Arabia”).

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses, residence and group flight are limited.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

“Dreaming Spires” in the Heart of England


For more than a thousand years Oxford has played a central role in English
history. Aside from its famous university and incredible “dreaming spires,” the
city is also home to England’s most famous library (the Bodleian), its smallest
chapel (at Christ Church), and its oldest museum (the Ashmolean, which is
older than the word “museum” itself). It is the birthplace of Mensa, Oxfam, the
Mini, Alice in Wonderland, and The Lord of the Rings.

Oxford’s remarkable past can be traced through examples of its stunning


architecture from the Medieval, Renaissance, Tudor, and Victorian periods. The
city’s major attractions are all located downtown, which is surrounded by
spectacular gardens, public parks and lush meadows. Only a short distance
from the urban core are the banks of the two historic rivers upon which the city
is built, the Thames and the Cherwell.

Within a short distance of Oxford are a number of historic castles, including the


magnificent Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born. London is
I thoroughly enjoyed my time here! only an hour away by train. The trans-channel ferry and the chunnel also allow
Our professor was great and convenient access to continental Europe.

I enjoyed the course content


Oxford Courses

2010 Oxford Program Participant



and field trips.
Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course.

Classes will take place Monday to Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Mandatory field trips are an integral part of each course, and may occur outside
of class time on afternoons or Fridays. For some courses there may also be
one or two lectures held in Toronto before the start of the program; in this
event, participants will be provided with further details in their Admission
package.

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ENG220Y0 Shakespeare Prerequisite: one FAH half course in Modern or Contemporary art and
In this course we will study eight plays architecture or permission of the instructor (please submit your request to
from all phases of Shakespeare’s career and england.abroad@utoronto.ca).
ranging across all of the genres in which he This is a humanities course.
worked: comedy, tragedy, history, and
romance or tragicomedy. We will study Field Trips: Students will visit some of the finest museums in the Western world,
both the most canonical of plays (Hamlet, including the Tate Britain, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and
Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest) the Tate Modern, to study works of art and design ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites
and those that have only recently been to Damien Hirst. The cost of these trips is CAD$140, paid to UofT for return bus
rediscovered by critics and audiences (Titus transportation to all field trip sites.
Andronicus, Pericles). In our engagements
with these texts, we will explore major Instructor: Alison Syme is a teaching-award-winning professor in the
cultural issues -- family structures, sexuality, Departments of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. She received
race, principles of governance, class -- and her Ph.D. in Art History from Harvard University in 2005 and has held the
discuss Shakespeare's treatment of those Wyeth Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the
concerns both as a product of his own National Gallery in Washington, DC. Her first book, A Touch of Blossom: John
historical moment, and as somehow still Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art has just been published
relevant in our time. Part of the answer to by Penn State University Press.
the puzzle of the longevity of his works lies
in their life on the stage; we will have many opportunities to see performances HIS 368Y0 Special Topics in History: Early Modern Britain, 1500-1800
and integrate such field trips into our class discussion. This course covers major developments in the political, social and cultural history
Prerequisites: none of Britain from the accession of Henry VIII to the reign of George III. These include
This is a humanities course. the Protestant Reformation, the English Civil Wars and the so-called Glorious
Revolution that laid the foundations of the modern constitutional monarchy. Since
Field Trips: Oxford provides an ideal setting for exploring the theatrical life of Oxford colleges played significant roles in British history, the course plays special
Shakespeare’s plays, and so students will see one performance at the attention to the
reconstructed Globe Theatre in London, and one at the Royal Shakespeare contributions made by
Company’s digs in Stratford. Finally, the class will also take a trip to Hatfield the university to political
House and see a theatre performance in London. The cost of these trips is and intellectual life. Art,
CAD$320, paid to UofT for all return bus transportation and on-site guides, architecture, literature
entrance fees, and theatre tickets. and material culture, as
well as the usual
Instructor: Holger Schott Syme is an associate professor of English and Drama at documentary sources of
the University of Toronto Mississauga and in the graduate department of history, will be used.
English on the St George campus, where he regularly teaches courses on Prerequisites: none
Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He is the author of a forthcoming book on This is a humanities
the relationship between law and drama in Shakespeare's time, and has also course.
published widely on the history of early modern theatre and the visual and
print cultures of the Renaissance. Prof. Syme has a strong interest in Renaissance Field Trips: Students will
performance practices, has been involved in a number of theatre productions in visit Oxford sites of
Toronto over the last few years, and has co-edited a volume of essays on the historical importance:
Queen’s Men, an Elizabethan acting company. This will be his second time for example, Cardinal
teaching in the summer abroad program at Oxford, and another welcome Wolsey’s college (Christ
opportunity to return to his undergraduate alma mater. Church) and the
Martyr’s Memorial
FAH394Y0: Studies Abroad in Modern and Contemporary Art and where the founders of
Architecture the Church of England
This course will cover British art of the 19th to 21st centuries and will explore were burned at the stake by a vengeful Mary Tudor. Students will also visit a
the relationship of British modernism to French 19th-century and American Tudor royal palace (Hampton Court), an eighteenth-century aristocratic country
20th-century models. Topics covered include landscape painting (Constable, house (Blenheim Palace) and major sites of political importance in London.
Turner, etc.), the Pre-Raphaelites, the Arts and Crafts movement, Aestheticism, The cost of these trips is CAD$110, paid to UofT for all return bus
Vorticism, the Bloomsbury Group, British sculpture, and the Young British transportation, on-site guides, and entrance fees.
Artists. We will read English aesthetic theory (Ruskin, Morris, Wilde, Fry, etc.)
and compare it to its French and American counterparts (Baudelaire, Huysmans, Instructor: Jennifer Mori has been teaching early modern British history at the
Greenberg, etc.). Students will write papers on objects seen first-hand in a University of Toronto since 1996. She holds a doctorate from Oxford University,
variety of first-class museums. has published three books on aspects of eighteenth century British history and
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has lectured widely in Canada and the UK. Her current research interests lie in Bodleian Library, and the Covered
the connections between popular culture and the history of science. Market. There will also be a high
table dinner Worcester. Finally,
WDW389Y0 Topics in Criminology: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in students may participate in
Criminal Law: England and Canada additional activities paid for on-site,
This course traces shifts in the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of legal including the ancient tradition of
subjects in England and Canada, from the Medieval period up to the present punting down the Cherwell River, or
day. Close attention will be paid to recent developments that challenge taking an insider’s tour of Christ
traditional doctrines. The English legal system has recently adopted a number of Church.
innovations and proposals that have not been tried in Canada, including new
ideas in community policing, and new laws regarding speech supporting Accommodation and Meals
terrorism and jury trials. In all these cases, there is significant modification of
established legal doctrines regarding the Housing is available in on-campus student residences at Worcester College.
relationship between the state and its Students will live in single rooms with a private (ensuite) washroom, a phone,
subjects. Canada has been at the forefront and a Porters' Lodge staffed 24 hours a day. All rooms have wired internet
of other developments which modify that access but no air-conditioning. Students will have access to shared kitchen
relationship, most notably in approaches to facilities, a Junior Common Room (with TV), card-operated laundry machines, a
preventive detention and the punishment of small computer room, college pub, sports field, and gym.
women offenders. The course will be of
special interest to students of Criminology, Accommodation includes breakfast every day of the program; students should
Political Science and History, and offers a budget approximately CAD$900 for all other meals.
rare chance to students who are not in the
Criminology program to study such material. Residence availability: Saturday, August 6 to Sunday, September 4
Prerequisites: none Room + breakfast: CAD$2330
This is a Social Science course.
Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80,
Field Trips: Excursions will include two trips which will be returned provided the rooms are left clean, keys have been returned
to London. For one, students will visit the and there has been no damage to the residence or other university facilities.
Foundling Museum, the British Museum,
and the Tower of London, and will be taken If you want to stay in the residence, please indicate this on the application form.
on a guided “Jack the Ripper” walk. For the The number of rooms is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come, first
other London trip, students will visit sites of served basis. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation needs to
political violence in the city. Students will the best of available resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your own
also meet with Oxford community policing accommodation.
services. The cost of these trips is CAD$150,
paid to UofT for all fees and return bus Group Flight
transportation. We have negotiated a group flight to London (direct) for students in the
program. The round-trip economy class airfare with Air Canada is CAD$1471,
Instructor: William Watson received his B.Sc. which includes taxes/fees of approximately $431. Note that flight taxes/fees
from the University of Leicester, and his Ph.D. (including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. Alternatively, students may
from the University of Cambridge. His make their own travel arrangements.
academic interests include the practice of
forensic psychiatry, psychopathy, the Departure date from Toronto: Friday, August 5 (arrive August 6)
provision of services to sub-populations of Return date from London: Sunday, September 4
mentally disordered offenders who are
identified, or self-identified, as having special needs, and the place of critical social Transportation between the London airport and Worcester College will be
science in public policy making. His publications include The Mentally Disordered provided. To receive a seat on this flight you must indicate your interest on the
Offender in an Era of Community Care: New Directions in Provision (co-edited application form and pay the $100 airfare deposit.
with A. Grounds), and articles in Sociology, The International Journal of
Comparative Sociology, History of Psychiatry, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Entry Requirements for Visitors to England
and Social and Legal Studies. Dr. Watson has served as a consultant for the All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
Ontario Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Canada. documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available
from the British Consulate General, 777 Bay Street, Suite 2800, Toronto, ph:
Program Activities 416-593-1290, http://ukincanada.fco.gov.uk/en.
To help familiarize students with Oxford, there will be a walking tour of the city.
This tour will include such famous landmarks as the Ashmolean Museum,
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As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens need a *This figure does not include medical travel insurance or course field trips (both are
passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Britain as a mandatory). Overall program cost will vary if your accommodation and/or flight is
visitor. You will also need to bring evidence that you have adequate funds to arranged independently.
cover your living expenses. The University of Toronto will supply you with a
letter confirming that you will be pursuing a University of Toronto course at Payment Deadlines
Worcester College and that your accommodation and course fee have been The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
paid in full. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements. • Application fee and airfare deposit ............................... due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, course and
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) residence fee, course field trip fee (where applicable),
refundable damage deposit....................................……….due May 2, 2011
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully
complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on On-Site Assistants
international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to There is one On-Site Assistant (OSA) positions available for program
attend the in-person England PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus, participants. The OSA will live in the residence for the duration of the program,
Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about and work in conjunction with the On-Site Coordinator to provide support for
accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport). students, remind students of the residence rules, and assist on program trips.
England PDO: June 1, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In exchange for their service, the OSA will benefit from a significant leadership
development opportunity and will receive CAD$400 after the program has
Cost of Studying in Oxford ended. OSA applications must be submitted by March 1. Application forms are
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about available from http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca.
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
Financial Assistance
Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
Application Fee 200 further details please refer to page 130.
Course Fee 1675 Paid for one full-year credit. • Summer Abroad Bursary (ten awards at $3750 each)
• Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate (based on 2010 • St. George's Society Award
Incidental Fees part-time summer fees). • John Browne Award
Field trips Variable Some fees paid to UofT, some • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
paid on-site. Costs range from • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
$110 to $320 (see course • OSAP
descriptions for details).
Sub-total $2020

Other/Estimated Costs
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
weeks before departure to
England.
Airfare 1471 Group flight rate arranged by
the University of Toronto.
Residence 2330 Single room including breakfast.
Meals 900 Based on estimated cost of
approx. $30 per day. Paid on-site.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance.
Miscellaneous expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $4801

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$6821*

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France >> Tours
Thursday, June 30 to Saturday, July 30, 2011 (4 weeks)

This is the tenth year of the University of Toronto Summer Program in Tours,
France. More than 800 students have participated since 2002. The program is
designed for students who wish to develop their French language skills and
those interested in learning about French culture and civilization.

This program is hosted by the Institut de Touraine, which is affiliated with the
Université Francois Rabelais de Tours. The Institut has been teaching French
language and culture studies since 1912; currently, students from over 80
countries attend every summer. The Institut also offers weekly sporting activities,
cultural activities and tours.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses, residence and group flight are limited.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

Cultural Riches in the Garden of France


Tours is the largest city in Touraine, called the Garden of France. The city sits
along the scenic Loire River, and has twice served as the national capital. The
broad 18th-century avenues and historic quarters of Tours are home to market
gardens, restaurants and cafés. The city also contains four museums and
galleries, including the excellent Musée de l’Historial de la Touraine. An
impressive collection of paintings and sculptures can be seen at the Musée des
Beaux-Arts, including works by Degas and Rembrandt.

Touraine is famous for its many outstanding chateaux, including those at


Amboise, Chenonceau and Azay-le-Rideau. Once an important centre of trade
under the Romans, the region has also been home to celebrated French writers
and artists such as Honoré de Balzac and Jean Fouquet. In 2000, the Loire Valley
was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Tours is only 55 minutes from Paris by T.G.V. (high speed train), and four hours

“ My experience has been incredibly


wonderful. I knew coming to France was
from London. Despite its proximity to such important international cities, Tours
has retained much of its traditional way of life, and continues to hold a vital
place in French history and culture.
going to be special, but I learned more
than I prepared to learn and I’m taking Tours Courses
with me something so much greater than Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course.
a course and some trips.

2010 Tours Program Participant


” Students interested in French language enrol in Institut de Touraine courses, but
earn University of Toronto credit (i.e., the UofT course number and grade will
be listed on their UofT transcript). Classes take place Monday to Friday (class
times and schedules are not available until after students arrive in Tours,
however, typically no classes are held on Friday afternoons).

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For non-language students, a course in French Cultural Studies is offered in appropriate level. If you are
English by a UofT instructor (no knowledge of French at all is required). This not eligible to take the
class takes place Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mandatory field course(s) of your choice,
trips may occur outside of class time on afternoons or Fridays. $175 of your $200
application fee will be
French Language Courses refunded.
Students participate in the regular language courses offered by the Institut de
Touraine. Classes are small and include students from around the world, in Please note that the Institut
addition to participants in the UofT summer program. Students have access to de Touraine employs a
several language labs, a small library, and a multimedia studio. different grading scale than
the University of Toronto. In
The Institut de Touraine language program comprises nine levels of instruction order to be consistent
with the following UofT equivalencies: with the University of
Toronto’s scale, grades for
Level Institut Title St. George Code UTSC Code UTM Code French language courses
1 Débutant FSL100H/102H FREA96/FREA97 FSL105H/106H will be adjusted. The grade
conversion scale is only
2 Élémentaire 1 FSL121Y FREA98/FREA99 FSL205H/206H applied to French language courses. The grade conversion scale is available from
3 Élémentaire 2 FSL221Y FREA01H/FREA02H FSL305H/306H the Professional & International Programs Office; submission of an application
or FRE180Y form is consent for implementation of the scale.
4 Élémentaire 3 FSL221Y FREA01H/FREA02H FSL305H/306H Important: UofT students are not guaranteed entrance into upper-year French
or FRE180Y language courses on return to Toronto, but will need to pass a placement test.
5 Intermediaire 1 FSL321Y FREB01/FREB02H FSL385H/386H Students interested in continuing language studies at UofT should find out as
or FSL280Y early as possible what the requirements will be for them to advance to the
appropriate level on their return from France.
6 Intermédiaire 2 FSL321Y FREB01/FREB02H FSL385H/386H
or FSL280Y
FCS 369Y0: The Culture of Touraine (taught in English)
7 Intermédiaire 3 FSL421Y FREC01/FREC02H FSL382H/383H This course will offer a unique opportunity to be immersed in the culture of the
8 Avancé 1 FSL421Y FREC01/FREC02H FSL382H/383H Touraine region while living in Tours, a city located in the heart of the historic
Loire Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Because we will adopt an eclectic
9 Avancé 2 FSL442H/443H FRED01/FRED06 FRE382H/383H approach, students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds will be comfortable
with the course content. Since the course aims to introduce students to the
NOTE: All students will receive the St. George course code on their different aspects of the culture of Touraine, we will explore a variety of materials
transcripts. The UTSC and UTM codes above are provided as a guide only; (fiction and non-fiction books, essays, journal and magazine articles, movies,
students at these campuses will need to verify the course equivalency with etc.) as well as conduct on-site visits pertaining to the region’s rich historical,
their French Department’s undergraduate counselors and Study Elsewhere architectural, artistic, literary and gastronomical heritage.
advisors.
Prerequisite: At least 5 course credits in any subject or permission of the
These are Humanities courses. instructor (students are invited to submit their requests to
france.abroad@utoronto.ca).
The French language courses require students to complete a placement exam. This is a Humanities course.
This is not the UofT placement exam and as such is mandatory for all students
(regardless of whether or not you have French language experience and/or Field trips: This course will include mandatory field trips to the region’s famous
completed French language courses at UofT). Students can write the exam gardens and châteaux including visits to Chambord, Chinon, Saché, and
EITHER on Saturday, February 5 from 2-4 p.m. OR on Saturday, March 5 Chenonceau. The cost of these trips is CAD$250, paid to UofT for all return
from 2-4 p.m. The test on both dates will take place in Woodsworth College transportation, admission fees, and guided tours.
room 126. Students interested in the group flight are strongly encouraged to
write on February 5. If you write on March 5, your airfare deposit will not be Instructor: Dr. Paray-Clarke has taught University of Toronto undergraduates at
refundable if you do not get into the necessary level and are unwilling or all levels for 11 years. She teaches French language, literature, and culture
unable to enrol in FCS369Y0. courses as well as a First-Year Seminar in English on women’s writing. In
addition to a Ph.D. and an M.A. in French Literature (Duke University), she also
The results of the test will be available approximately one month after you write holds an MA in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language from the
the placement test. Based on the results, students will be assigned to the most Université Blaise Pascal (France). Her area of research is 18th century French
literature, with emphasis on women writers, contemporary Anglophone and
Francophone visible minority women writers, and the pedagogy of French
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language. She has lived in different parts of France for long periods of time a) Le Hameau St. Michel
while working on her different graduate degrees, for professional reasons, and Le Hameau St. Michel is located adjacent to the Institut de Touraine. Rooms
while visiting family and friends. She has visited the Touraine region on include a telephone, linen, and weekly cleaning. Students should be aware that
numerous occasions. alcohol is not allowed in the residence, and that Le Hameau provides social
assistance housing as well as student housing.
Activities & Program Trips Students at this residence are required to participate in a half meal plan
After arrival in Tours, students will enjoy an orientation (breakfast and lunch only), which consists of French cafeteria-style food. Note
and dinner reception organized by the Institut de that the meal options are limited and that special requests cannot be
Touraine. A one-day trip at the start of the program accommodated; students with particular food requirements are advised to stay
visiting Amboise has also been arranged for all at Tonnellé. Prices below include this half meal plan.
participants.
Double room with private washroom: $820
The Institut de Touraine usually offers (free of charge) Single room with shared washroom: $900
tours to the main historic buildings in Tours, cultural Single room with private washroom (few available): $935
activities (e.g., movies, theatre workshops and French Estimate for dinners: $225
song workshops) and evenings and outings with French
families. b) Résidence Tonnellé
Tonnellé is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Tours, near the
The Institut also offers optional paying tours and Botanical Gardens and the Faculty of Medicine, and is approximately a 25
excursions at reasonable prices. In the past these have minute walk (or a short bus ride) from the Institut de Touraine. Each student
included several Châteaux of the Loire Valley, and sites will have their own small single studio apartment, with a mailbox, intercom, a
such as Mont-St. Michel and St. Malo, Chartres private washroom and small kitchenette (with cutlery, plates, and cooking
cathedral, and the gardens of Chambord. Students who utensils). The building will also house other students. There is no meal plan.
wish to participate should budget approximately
CAD$200 (paid on-site) for one full day tour plus two Studio apartment: $600
half day tours. Estimate for meals: $550

c) Homestay
Accommodation and Meals Students who wish to develop their language study through full immersion
Students in Tours can select accommodation at Le Hameau St. Michel, Résidence should consider the homestay option. Homestay is also suitable for non-
Tonnellé, or homestay with local families. A limited number of rooms are available language students interested in a cultural immersion. Students live with local
at Le Hameau and Tonnellé so students should apply early to avoid French families in the town of Tours or in Saint
disappointment. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation needs to Cyr-sur-Loire. Breakfast and dinner are included
the best of available resources. Students will be required to submit a refundable in homestay accommodation costs; students
damage deposit of CAD$80 that will be returned on completion of the program should budget approximately $200 for all
provided there is no damage to the accommodation or university facilities. lunches during the program.

In addition to the $80 damage deposit paid to UofT, students staying in Le Double room: $880
Hameau and at Tonnellé will also be required to pay a key and damage deposit of Single room: $1000
approximately CAD$85 on-site. This deposit will be returned on completion of the
program provided the keys are returned and rooms are left clean and undamaged. Students should also budget for local
transportation (about $50), as some homestays
Please note that there is no internet access available at any of the accommodation are a short bus ride from the Institut de Touraine.
options. Access is available at the Institut de Touraine, and at internet cafés in
the city. Group Flight
We have negotiated a group flight to Paris
Accommodation availability: Thursday June 30 to Saturday, July 30, 2011 (direct) for students in the program. The round-
All costs below are in Canadian dollars. trip economy class airfare with Air Canada is
CAD$1305, which includes taxes/fees of
If you are interested in any of the accommodation options listed below, please approximately $380. Note that flight taxes/fees
indicate this on the application form. Alternatively, students may arrange their own (including fuel surcharges) are subject to
accommodation. change. Alternatively, students may also make
their own travel arrangements.
NOTE: Students who wish to develop their language skills through full
immersion should consider the homestay option. Departure date from Toronto: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (arrive June 30)
Return date from Paris: Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Transportation between the Paris airport and the residence will be provided. To Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
receive a seat on this flight you must indicate your interest on the application
form and pay the $100 airfare deposit. Application Fee 200
Course Fee 2150 Paid for one full-year credit.
Entry Requirements for Visitors to France Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel Incidental Fees summer fees.
documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available Sub-total $2495
from the Consulate General of France, 2 Bloor Street East #2200, Toronto, ph:
416-847-1900, http://www.consulfrance-toronto.org (select “Visa Section” Other/Estimated Costs
under “Services”).
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Texts for FCS369Y0
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only need a must be purchased at least two
passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter France as a weeks before departure to France.
visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements. Texts for French language courses
available in Tours.
Note: International students who need to apply for a short-stay visa can request Airfare 1305 Group flight rate arranged by the
a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing University of Toronto.
france.abroad@utoronto.ca AFTER all of their program fees have been paid to Residence (Double Room) 820 Paid to UofT for Le Hameau
the Summer Abroad office. St. Michel. Includes breakfast and
lunch. For other options see
Pre-Departure “Accommodation” section.
Orientation (PDO) Evening Meals 225 Estimate for students living in
All students admitted to the Le Hameau. Paid on-site for dinner.
Summer Abroad program are Medical Travel Insurance variable Students must provide proof of
required to successfully medical travel insurance.
complete an online PDO, Miscellaneous Expenses variable All students should budget for
which will provide personal miscellaneous expenses
information and advice on (e.g., travel, gifts).
international health and
Sub-total $2450
safety issues. Students are
also strongly encouraged to
attend the in-person France Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$4945*
PDO, at which you will
receive a course syllabus, *This estimate does not include field trip costs of $250 for students in FCS369Y,
Student Handbook, and or mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall program cost will vary
detailed program information (e.g., about accommodation, services, facilities, and depending on residence option selected, or if accommodation and/or flight
travel instructions to and from the airport). are arranged independently.

France PDO: May 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
On-Site Assistants • Application fee and airfare deposit ............................... due March 1, 2011
There are a limited number of On-Site Assistant (OSA) positions available for • All remaining fees: airfare balance, course and
program participants. OSAs should be bilingual (English and French), and will live in residence fee, field trip fee for FCS369Y0,
one of the residences for the duration of the program. OSAs work in conjunction refundable damage deposit.............................................due April 19, 2011
with the On-Site Coordinator to provide support for students, remind students of
the residence rules, act as class representatives, and assist on program trips. Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
In exchange for their service, OSAs will benefit from a significant leadership further details please refer to page 130.
development opportunity, and will each receive $500 after the program has ended. • Anne Lawrence Memorial Scholarship (1 award at $3500)
OSA applications must be submitted by March 1. Application forms are available • Summer Abroad Bursary (eight awards at $2500 each)
from http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca. • Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
• John Browne Award
Cost of Studying in Tours • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10. • OSAP
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Germany >> Berlin
Friday, July 15 to Sunday, August 28, 2011 (6 weeks)

This will be the tenth year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer
program in Berlin. Over 300 students have enthusiastically participated in the
program since it began.

The Berlin summer program is hosted by the University of Toronto in Berlin


(UTB), a UofT research and teaching centre in the heart of Europe. UTB is
located in Gendarmenmarkt Square, the historic hub of Berlin, amidst famous
landmarks such as the French Cathedral, the German Cathedral, and the State
concert hall.

A generous range of scholarships are available to students applying to this


program, including up to eleven Joint Initiative in German and European
Studies Scholarships valued at up to $5,000 and three Summer Abroad
Bursaries of $2,500 each. Further information is available in the Financial
Assistance section on page 130. The deadline to apply is February 4.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses, residence and group flight are limited.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

Immerse Yourself in a Dynamic World City


Berlin is an incredible, unique, city. The history of the 20th century is apparent
in its vibrant streets and architecture, in the Brandenburg Gate, the relics of the
Berlin Wall, and the reconstructed Potsdamer Platz. Berlin has emerged from the
difficulties of a divided past with a youth, energy and style that appears
everywhere, from the city’s amazing cultural diversity, to its rich food, music,
and arts scenes, to the feverish pulse of the Love Parade.

Summers in Berlin are filled with numerous festivals, shows, fairs, and exhibits. For
a more subdued evening you can enjoy shows at one of the three opera houses,
eight symphony orchestras, or at numerous cinemas (including open-air sites).


Fantastic! I got to experience a different
lifestyle and a different perspective.
Surprisingly, almost one-quarter of Berlin’s urban surface consists of lake and forest,
as well as extensive parklands, bike trails and the Spree and Havel waterways.

Berlin is a central hub of Europe, lying on the north-south axis between


Enjoyed and benefited from the course Copenhagen and Vienna. Cities such as Dresden, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Brussels,
and made great friends.
” Prague and Warsaw are all within easy reach of Berlin. The Berlin program offers
a unique chance to experience one of the world’s most dynamic cities during a
time of incredible growth and discovery.
2010 Berlin Program Participant
Berlin Courses
Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course.

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All classes take place Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mandatory
field trips are an integral part of each course, and may occur outside of class
time on afternoons or Fridays. For some courses there may also be one or
two lectures held in Toronto before the start of the program; in this event,
participants will be provided with further details in their Admission package.
Please note that, because there is no local university hosting this program,
students will not have access to school library, computer, or sports facilities.
However, there are many internet cafés and public libraries in Berlin, as well as
free wifi points.

GER354Y0: Special Topics Summer Course in Berlin:


Berlin: A Tale of More Than Two Cities
Berlin's origins are doubled: Growing out of two settlements along the Spree
River it evolved into Germany's capital and a thriving European metropolis.
After World War II, Berlin, like Germany as a whole, one more faced a dual
destiny, one that continues to haunt the city even after the fall of the Wall. University of New Mexico, University of Texas and also at institutions such as
While doubling and division appear to be persistent themes in its history, Berlin the Goethe-Institute at Thessaloniki, Greece. His main interests are minority
has always been more than just two cities. Focusing on Berlin's foreigners, studies and Turkish-German theatre in contemporary Germany. Additional areas
migrants and outsiders, this class offers an exploration of the multiple faces of of interest are drama in education and student theatre productions.
Berlin as they manifest themselves in literature, film, the media and 'in the flesh'
(or rather the concrete). Special attention will be given to the district of POL300Y0 Topics in Comparative Politics: Societal Change, Modern
Kreuzberg (itself subdivided into two distinct districts), arguably the most Germany and European Integration
ethnically diversified part of Berlin. Societal change is one of the most intellectually thrilling topics for a political
Prerequisites: none scientist to study. Germany is without doubt an example of successful societal
This is a Humanities/Social Science course. change. Many great books have been written on how change works and how
to accomplish it. The Germans have accomplished it, for they have moved from
Field Trips: This course will incorporate visits to numerous neighbourhoods and authoritarianism, which not so long ago was deeply embedded in their society,
museums in Berlin. The cost of these trips is approximately CAD$25, paid to to liberal democracy, which in recent decades has become the foundation for
UofT for guest speakers, plus CAD$30 paid on-site for museum entrance fees. their politics. Students will look at German history by analyzing how it should
and should not be studied and will also analyze the logic of the German
Instructor: Erol M Boran is the Undergraduate Coordinator of the German political system and its institutional arrangements. Finally, the process of
Program at U of T. He received his MA from the University of Würzburg and his European integration, which is built into the German political system, German
PhD from Ohio State University. Before coming to Toronto in 2006, he taught politics, and, by now, German society will be examined. Without European
at international universities, e.g. Freie Universität Berlin, Ohio State University, integration, change in Germany would have been much more difficult if not
impossible.
Prerequisites: none
This is a Social Science course.

Field Trips: Students will visit the German Parliament; the STASI Museum and
prison (STASI were East Germany’s secret police); East German (DDR) Museum;
Berlin Wall Museum; German Historical Museum; and the Jewish Museum (all in
Berlin). We will also travel to key political sites during overnight trips to Brussels
(Belgium) and Wroclaw (Poland). The cost of these trips is CAD$460 paid to
UofT for return flights to Brussels and Wroclaw, four nights’ accommodation,
on-site bus transportation, and entry fees.

Instructor: Waldemar A. Skrobacki has been a lecturer for several years and has
an excellent teaching record. As one of his students put it: “Skrobacki was
amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed his class; his knowledge and enthusiasm about
the EU and Europe are evident in his lectures. I am appreciative of all the insight
I gained from him as it helps me in everyday working life.” He is a political
scientist educated both in Europe and North America. The central theme of his
research and publications is societal change in the context of European
integration. Skrobacki has recently published a book on the societal change in

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Russia and is finishing a book on Transportation between the Berlin airport and the residence will be provided. To
the societal change in Poland since receive a seat on this flight you must indicate your interest on the application
the collapse of Communism. form and pay the $100 airfare deposit.

Program Activities Entry Requirements for Visitors to Germany


Activities have been arranged to
give students in the program a All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
general overview of the city, and an documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the
opportunity to get to know one German Consulate, 2 Bloor Street East, 25th Floor, Toronto, ph: 416-925-2813,
another. Two walking tours of Berlin http://www.toronto.diplo.de.
will take place during the first As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only need a
weekend, exploring the passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Germany as a
neighbourhood of the visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements.
Adalberstrasse residence, and along the major avenue of Unter den Linden.
There will also be a welcome dinner and a farewell banquet for all participants.

Accommodation and Meals*


Students are housed in apartments on Adalberstrasse. The building offers
comfortable and reasonably priced apartment style units. Each unit houses
three students in two bedrooms (one single and one double), who share a
small kitchen and bathroom. There is no internet access in the apartments, but
there are many inexpensive internet points in the neighbourhood. Students
take public transit to classes (approximately 10 minutes by bus).

There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$765 for a


combination of self-prepared and purchased meals.

Residence availability: Friday, July 15 to Sunday, August 28


Double room accommodation: CAD$745
Single room accommodation: CAD$990

Students are required to submit a damage deposit of CAD$80. This will be


returned on completion of the program provided the rooms are left clean and
undamaged, and keys have been returned.

If you want to stay in the residence, indicate this on the application form and
state your preference for a single or double room. The number of rooms is
limited and they will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your accommodation needs to the best of available
resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your own accommodation.

*Important: At the time of publication the availability and cost of Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)
Adalberstrasse apartments was not finalized. Updated information will be
posted on the website as it become available. The location and prices of All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to
accommodation therefore are subject to change. successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice
on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged
Group Flight to attend the in-person Germany PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus,
We have negotiated a group flight to Berlin (via Paris) for students in the Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about
program. The round-trip economy class airfare with Air France is CAD$1261, accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport).
which includes taxes/fees of approximately $375. Note that flight taxes/fees
(including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. Alternatively, students may Germany PDO: May 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
make their own travel arrangements.
Cost of Studying in Berlin
Departure date from Toronto: Thursday, July 14 (arrive July 15) A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about
Return date from Berlin: Sunday, August 28 the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.

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Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
Application Fee 200
Course Fee 2300 Paid for one full-year credit.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
Incidental Fees summer fees.
Field Trips Variable Some fees paid to UofT, some
paid on-site. Costs range from
$55 to $460 (see course
descriptions for details).
Local Transportation 205 Cost of public transit pass
for six weeks.
Sub-total $2850

Other/Estimated Costs
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
weeks before departure to Berlin.
Airfare 1261 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Residence 745 Paid to UofT. Cost for a single
(Double Room) room is $990.
Meals 765 Based on estimated cost of
approx. $17 per day. Paid on-site.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance coverage.
Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $2871

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$5721

*This figure does not include medical travel insurance or course field trips (both are
mandatory). Overall program cost will vary if accommodation and/or airfare are
arranged independently.

Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee and airfare deposit ............................... due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, residence fee,
course fee, course field trip fee, transit pass,
refundable damage deposit..................................... due due April 28, 2011

Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
For further details please refer to page 130.
• Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
(three awards at $2500 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
• Joint Initiative in German and
European Studies Award
(up to 11 awards at $5000 each)
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India >> Mumbai
Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 28, 2011 (3 weeks)

This is the first year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer course
in Mumbai. The program will be hosted and co-taught by the Indian Institute
of Technology (IIT) Bombay, one of the top technical universities in the world.

Established in 1958, in 1961 Parliament decreed IIT Bombay and the other
Indian Institute of Technology campuses “Institutes of National Importance.”
Since then, IIT Bombay has become recognized worldwide as a leader in the
field of engineering education and research.

The program is designed to provide students from both the University of


Toronto and IIT Bombay with a unique opportunity to examine the energy
issues and challenges across the two countries. In addition to examining the
technical aspects of current and emerging technologies, students will discuss
the types of dynamic organizations bringing these innovative technologies into
use against a backdrop of economic, environmental and social benefit issues.

IMPORTANT: Space in this program is limited to 24 students. Interested


students are advised to apply by the March 1 deadline. Applicants will be
requested to answer a one-page questionnaire. Students will be selected on
the basis of their overall application, not a first-come first-served basis.

City of Dreams
Located on the west coast of India, Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the largest
city in the country and the sixth largest in the world. It is also India’s economic and
entertainment capital, home to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Department of
Atomic Energy, and the Hindi film and television industry (“Bollywood”).

Mumbai is the richest city in India; its per capita


income is three times that of India. Many in the
rest of the country view Mumbai as the city of
opportunity, a place to build a better life. For
visitors, the city’s mix of cosmopolitan
entertainment, colonial architecture, skyscrapers
and malls amid the chaotic traffic and grinding
poverty can be both incredibly exciting and
unsettling.

The IIT Bombay campus is located at Powai, a


suburb in northwestern Mumbai, between the Vihar
and Powai lakes. The campus is green and mostly
untouched by the pollution and hustle and bustle
of the rest of the city. There are more than a
hundred species of trees, and wild flowers abound the campus. Forest dwelling
reptiles and the occasional nocturnal visits of panthers from the nearby Borivali
National Park make it a campus of 'many-splendoured riches'.

Mumbai Course
The University of Toronto will offer one course in Mumbai. The course is worth
one half-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment. Students are
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not permitted to register for more than one course. The class will be made up University, S. Korea. In 2010 he was awarded the Brockhouse Prize for collaborative
of students from both the University of Toronto and IIT Bombay. research by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Classes will take place Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed Murray Metcalfe is Professor, Globalization in the Faculty of Applied Science and
by a break for lunch, and then resume from 3:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. Mandatory Engineering at the University of Toronto. He holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering
field trips are an integral part of the course. from the University of Toronto and a MS and PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems
from Stanford University. He began his professional career at the management
APS310H1: Defining Energy Futures in India and Canada consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and then spent over 20 years in the venture
This course will look at the future of energy systems (i.e. technologies for capital industry in the US until returning to academia in 2008. In the spring of 2008
production and end use of energy) in India and Canada. It will examine a he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Development Engineering
spectrum of current and emerging technologies used in providing energy and at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. At U of T he is a member of the Centre for
end use, including electricity generation and transportation systems in each Global Engineering, and teaches courses including “Innovative Technologies and
country. After developing broad characterization, the course will contrast energy Organizations in Global Energy Systems” and “Technology, Engineering and Global
issues and challenges across the two countries. It will ask which technologies Development.” Professor Metcalfe is involved in a number of not-for-profits in the
seem most suited for use areas of international development and social entrepreneurship.
in each country, and look
at the specifics in each Program Activities
case. The role of energy The program includes an orientation involving a walking tour of the IIT Bombay
in economic growth and campus. Students will also participate in a bus tour of Mumbai. This tour may
for reducing poverty will include a visit to Colaba, Gandhi’s residence, the Gateway, Elephanta Island,
be discussed. The course Bollywood and Chowpatty Beach. Students should budget CAD$20 for entry
will conclude by fees to be paid on-site during the tour of Mumbai.
examining innovation in
the global energy Health & Safety
segment and ask where The average temperatures in Mumbai during May can range from a low of 26
do the two countries to a high of 35 degrees Celsius. Air quality may be poor during May. Students
stand versus the rest of should expect crowded streets, traffic congestion and strained infrastructure.
the world, e.g., China, Students need to be prepared for the heat and humidity and should exercise
the U.S. and the Middle extreme care crossing the street and in busy areas. Some participants may find
Eastern countries. the cultural differences and poverty to be challenging. Students should review
Prerequisites: the risks associated with travel to India as provided on the Department of
Completion of second Foreign Affairs website.
year engineering or
other relevant science Accommodation and
based programs (e.g.,
biomaterials engineering, math, physics). Exclusion: APS510H1 Meals
Recommended Preparation: Completion of an undergraduate economics or Housing is available in the Van
engineering-economics course would be beneficial but is not required. Vihar Guest House, an on-
This is an Applied Science and Engineering course. This course is open to Arts campus residence at IIT
and Science students. Bombay. All rooms are double
occupancy, are air-conditioned
Field Trips: Students will travel to various field sites to examine a range of and have a private washroom.
energy systems which may include: wind farms, power generation units and Internet connections are
examples of off-grid solar and biogas systems. The cost of these trips is available in the rooms.
CAD$170, paid to UofT for return bus transportation and two nights’
accommodation in Pune. Accommodation includes all
meals for the duration of the
Instructors: Sanjeev Chandra is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of program. Please note that the
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He did his food will be mostly Indian with
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, many vegetarian options.
Kanpur and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is known internationally for his
research on the dynamics of droplets and sprays. His research spans the areas of Residence availability: Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 28
combustion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and materials science and has also
been applied in spray coating, spray cooling, fuel combustion and waste heat Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80, which
recovery. He teaches courses in thermodynamics and heat transfer and has will be returned provided the rooms are left clean, keys have been returned and
served as visiting professor at the University of Limoges, France and Korea there has been no damage to the residence or other university facilities.
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If you want to stay in the guest house please indicate this on the application Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
form. The number of rooms is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come,
first served basis. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation Application Fee 200
needs to the best of available resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your Course Fee 2500 Paid for one full-year credit.
own accommodation. Includes text books and
reading materials
Group Flight Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
We have negotiated a group flight to Mumbai (via Brussels) for students in the Incidental Fees summer fees.
program. The round-trip economy class airfare with Jet Airways is CAD$1263,
which includes taxes/fees of approximately $478. Note that flight taxes/fees Field Trips 170 Paid to UofT.
(including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. Students making their own Sub-total $3015
travel arrangements are strongly encouraged to book themselves on Jet Airways,
flight numbers 227 (from Toronto) and 229 (from Brussels) arriving in Mumbai Other/Estimated Costs
on May 8. Students should consider purchasing cancellation insurance.
Airfare 1263 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Departure date from Toronto: Saturday, May 7 (arrive May 8)
Return date from London: Sunday, May 29 Residence 250 Paid to UofT. Includes all
accommodation and lunches for
Entry Requirements for the duration of the program.
Visitors to India Meals 245 Paid to UofT for meals on the
All students are responsible for IITB campus and on field trips.
making sure that their necessary On-site Field Trip Costs 20 Estimate for entry fees on Mumbai
travel documents are in order. bus tour.
Information on visitor entry
requirements is available from Tourist Visa 62 Paid to Visa and Consular Office of
the Indian Visa and Consular India before departure. Students
Service Centre, Unit 102-939 must arrange visa themselves.
Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
Ontario M4G 4E8, ph: 416-900- medical travel insurance coverage.
1160, http://in.vfsglobal.ca. Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
As of the time of publication (e.g., travel, gifts).
(December 2010), Canadian
citizens need a Tourist Visa and Sub-total $1840
a passport valid for six months
beyond their return date to Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$4855
enter India as a visitor. Visas
*This figure does not include medical travel insurance. Overall program cost will
need to be obtained prior to arrival in India and can be applied for from the
vary if your accommodation and/or flight is arranged independently.
Consular Office in Toronto at least two to three weeks before departure. Citizens
of other countries may have other requirements.
Payment Deadlines
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to • Application fee and airfare deposit ............................... due March 1, 2011
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice • All remaining fees: airfare balance,
on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend the in- course and residence fee, course field trip fee,
person India PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus, Student refundable damage deposit ............................................... due March 2011
Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about accommodation, (the exact date will be included in Admission package)
services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport). Attendance
at this PDO is mandatory for all participants in the India summer program. Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
India PDO: April 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For further details please refer to page 130.
• Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
Cost of Studying in Mumbai (four awards at $3000 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about • Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10. Award (four awards at $1000) • OSAP

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Italy >> Siena
Friday, July 29 to Saturday, September 3, 2011 (5 weeks)

The Summer Program in Siena, established in 1972, was our first summer
abroad program and was the model for the other summer programs. Since its
inception, over 4500 students from across Canada have completed a University
of Toronto summer course in Siena. The praise for the program has been
consistently and overwhelmingly enthusiastic.

Your host is the University of Siena, Italy’s second oldest university dating back
to 1240. It is a state university with over 18,000 students. The University of
Siena is also home to the Siena-Toronto Centre, which coordinates a variety of
initiatives on Canadian culture.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the courses, residence and group flight are limited.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

A Medieval City Rich in Renaissance Art and History


Situated on three hills in the centre of the Tuscany region, Siena is an almost
intact walled medieval city. Walking its narrow streets you can uncover Gothic
palaces and pastry shops, unseen neighborhood rivalries, the unique shell-
shaped Piazza del Campo, and altarpieces of astounding beauty. Outside the
old quarter you will find everything from lush green vineyards, valleys and
wooded countryside, to volcanic areas.

In a city famous for its art, visitors can enjoy the National Gallery, the Town Hall,
the Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, and barely scratch the surface in Siena
alone. Within the famous 13th-century Duomo, you could spend hours just
staring at the flooring, a mosaic of 59 etched and inlaid marble panels. There
are also many smaller galleries, museums, libraries and churches in the towns
and villages scattered throughout Tuscany.

“ The entire experience was just


phenomenal! I learned an incredible
Among the many summer events in Siena, the most famous is the Palio, a
spectacular bareback horse race preceded by colourful, historic parades and
festas, culminating in one of the oldest and largest street parties in Italy. There
are also free organ recitals in the Cathedral, open-air operas, street performers
amount without even realizing it because and a myriad of other festivals throughout the month of August.
the learning experience continued outside


of the classroom. Siena Courses
Each course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate
enrolment. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course.
2010 Siena Program Participant For some courses there may also be one or two lectures held in Toronto
before the start of the program; in this event, participants will be provided
with further details in their Admission package.

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Classes take place Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with the FAH392Y0 Studies Abroad in Medieval Art and Architecture: The Dawn of
exception of ITA235Y0, which runs Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the Renaissance: Urban Development, Architecture and Painting in
(with a 30 minute break). Mandatory field trips are an integral part of each Fourteenth-Century Italy in Context
course, and may occur outside of class time on afternoons or Fridays. This course introduces students to some exemplary fourteenth-century Italian
monuments, reflecting radically shifting paradigms of history and civilization—
ENG210Y0 The Novel laying the foundations for the Renaissance. Emphasis is on the changing self-
This course constitutes a sustained and intense introduction to the novel and its understanding of the communes as independent city republics and the
history. We will pay close attention to the changing form of the novel as well as invention of hitherto new pictorial themes, as to visualize the growing
to the social and political contexts in which it emerged, developed, and emancipation of these city states and their inhabitants within a time of radical
continues to thrive. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the period in which transformations. These changes, of course, had their impact not only on the
novels as we know them originated, will allow us to clarify what makes the patrons of new architectural and painterly commissions, but also on the profile
novel—a word that means “new,” of sculptors and painters at the time, such as Giovanni Pisano and Giotto whose
after all—the most recent of the major "style" is a major focus of this seminar. In short, the spotlight is on visual
literary genres. Tracing its different perception and explication, and the new mentality of the time as a fundamental
iterations through the nineteenth and Renaissance prerequisite.
twentieth centuries will help us see the Prerequisite: one FAH half course in medieval art and architecture, or permission
intimate connection between this new of the instructor (please submit requests to italy.abroad@utoronto.ca).
genre and the new societies about and This is a Humanities course.
to which it speaks. To take full
advantage of our location in Siena, the Field trips: Planned excursions will take students to Florence, San Gimignano,
course focuses on works by a range of Assisi, Perugia, Padua and Venice. The cost of these trips is as follows:
authors deeply influenced by Italy, • CAD$705, paid to UofT for return bus transportation to all sites and
from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of overnight hotel accommodation in Assisi and Padua.
Otranto, a dark fantasy of Italian • Approximately CAD$70 for entry fees on-site.
criminality and one of the first Gothic
novels in English, to Italo Calvino’s Instructor: Jens T. Wollesen teaches in the Department of Art, University of
post-modern romp, If on a winter’s Toronto. He studied art history at and received his degrees from the Universities
night a traveler (which we will read in of Hamburg, Heidelberg, and Munich. He has written books and numerous
English translation). articles on several aspects of thirteenth and fourteenth-century art. His book
Prerequisite: none Pictures & Reality, Monumental Frescoes and Mosaics in Rome Around 1300 was
This is a Humanities course. published by Peter Lang, New York, in 1998, his contribution entitled Hasten to
my Aid and Counsel . . . The Answers of the Pictures: Private Devotional Panel
Field trips: Day trips to Florence and Fiesole as well as overnight trips to Rome Painting in Italy Around 1300 (Legas: Montreal) appeared in 2005, and his latest
and Venice will allow students to walk where our authors and their characters book Patrons and Painters on Cyprus. The Frescoes in the Royal Chapel of Pyrga
walked, taking in what they saw and bringing that experience to bear on our (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies) was published in 2010. The emphasis
understanding of their work. The course in its entirety provides a unique of his research is on art in context.
opportunity to combine close textual analysis of these novels with a deep
immersion in their Italian settings. The cost of these trips is as follows:
• CAD$590, paid to UofT for all return bus transportation, overnight hotel
accommodation in Rome and Venice, and tour guides.
• Approximately CAD$90, paid on-site for entrance fees.

Instructor: Cannon Schmitt, Professor of English, specializes in Victorian


literature and culture and regularly teaches courses in the history and form of
the novel. He has published two books, the first on the Gothic novel, the
second on Darwin and other Victorian evolutionists. Driven by a love of new
people and places, he has traveled extensively in Europe, Latin America, and
Asia—his first experience teaching abroad was a year spent teaching English in
the People’s Republic of China in 1986-87 (yes, that long ago!). Italy is familiar
ground: he taught in the Siena program in 2009 and looks forward to
introducing more students to Italian ways, landscape, and food both in novels
and in person.

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HIS357Y0 A Social History of readings which form the basis of discussion. Weekly field trips will allow the
Renaissance Europe student to extend the language-learning experience outside the classroom.
This course will explore urban Exclusion: ITA252Y (and/or higher)
society in the Renaissance period. Prerequisite: ITA100/101/102/(133H,134H)/135/142/152 or permission of the
We will examine social structures instructor. In order to request permission, please email
and major developments by reading italy.abroad@utoronto.ca and outline the courses you have taken and/or
letters, diaries, and stories, and by experience you have that are relevant.
taking tours around Siena, Florence,
and Venice. Our exploration will Field trips: There will be weekly excursions to San Gimignano, Assisi, Pisa and
follow the human life cycle, with Florence, where students will visit and discuss historical and artistic attractions.
particular attention to Birth and The cost of the field trips is CAD$310, paid to UofT for return bus
Infancy, Childhood and transportation to all sites, guides, and all entry fees.
Adolescence, Marriage, Old Age, &
Death. We will also examine issues Instructor: Rachele Longo Lavorato has been teaching and coordinating
related to Work & Poverty and language and cinema courses in the Department of Italian Studies at the
Crime & Punishment, and the University of Toronto for many years. An experienced and engaging classroom
experiences of those groups and instructor, Dr. Longo Lavorato has taught in Siena on a number of occasions. In
individuals who were pushed to the addition to language teaching pedagogy, her research interests include Italian
margins of society (eg., prostitutes, Neorealist Cinema and Italian Holocaust Literature and Film. Her latest project
Jews, criminals). In each of these involves the publication of the proceedings of an international conference,
sections, we will look at the De vulgari eloquentia: lingua e dialetti nella cultura italiana, which she recently
differences that gender and social organized at UofT.
status made, and see how
Renaissance Europe began moving ITA358/359Y0 Modern Italian Culture
towards a more ordered and
Analysis of selected philosophical, artistic, musical and literary works which range
hierarchical society.
from the end of the Renaissance to the present. The main topics of discussion
Prerequisite: none
This is a Humanities course. include the Baroque, Romanticism, Italian Unification, Theatre, Opera, Futurism,
Fascism, Neorealism, Regionalism and Industrial Growth. Field trips and
Field trips: The course will be screening of films are included. This course is taught in English and is open to
highlighted by field trips to students from other disciplines. Students who wish to obtain credit in ITA359Y0
Florence, Venice, and San (instead of ITA358Y0) will be required to do course readings in Italian.
Gimignano. The cost of the field Prerequisites: none
trips is as follows: Exclusion: ITA245Y/247H/248Y
• CAD$310, paid to UofT for This is a Social Science course
return bus transportation to all
sites, tour guides, and overnight
accommodation in Venice.
• CAD$75 for entry fees on-site.

Instructor: Nicholas Terpstra teaches History & Renaissance Studies at the


University of Toronto, where he has given courses on Florence and Venice. He
has also taught Renaissance social history in both Toronto and Siena. His
extensive research into Italian renaissance social history has resulted in a
number of books including Lost Girls: Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence
(2010), The Art of Executing Well: Rituals of Execution in Renaissance Italy (2008),
and Abandoned Children of the Italian Renaissance: Orphan Care in Florence and
Bologna (2005). In 2010 he was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award in
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto.

ITA235Y0 Conversation and Culture – Intermediate Italian:


Intensive Oral Practice
This course is designed to enhance students’ oral proficiency in Italian, improve
listening and reading comprehension and develop a broad lexical base for more
effective communicating skills. Elements of Italian culture are also examined in
the context of language and communication through a series of topical
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Field trips: Montalcino, Pienza, San Galgano, Volterra, Rome, and Monteriggioni. Instructor: Donald Brean, Professor of Finance and Economics at The Rotman
The cost of these trips is CAD$420, paid to UofT for return bus transportation to School of Management, University of Toronto was formerly Associate Dean and
all sites, overnight hotel accommodation in Rome, and all entrance fees. Director of Commerce Programs. He has won several awards for teaching
excellence at the Rotman School. Professor Brean has held appointments at
Instructor: An experienced and successful teacher, Bruno Magliocchetti is a leading universities in Europe, Africa and Asia and has published extensively in
veteran of the Siena experience and a former director of the Siena Summer the areas of international
Program. He is a published author and an expert in language teaching. He has finance, public finance and
taught and coordinated language and culture courses for many years in the economic development.
Department of Italian studies. He was Directeur, Centre
d’Etudes de la France et du
RSM295Y0 Special Topics: Modern Business: European Perspectives Monde Francophone and is
This course provides an introduction to business with special reference to currently Co-director of The
Europe. The modern integration of Europe – largely a political process – is G20 Research Centre.
changing the economic structure of the continent. In the process, business in Professor Brean’s recent
Europe increasingly takes a broad “European” perspective rather than the publications include
former, relatively narrow perspective of the individual member states of the EU. International Financial
The course identifies the objectives and illustrates the strategy of international Management: Canadian
business, focusing in particular on factors that underlie successful European Perspectives and Taxation in
business development. Modern China.
Prerequisite: none
This is a Social Science course, and is open to both non-Commerce and Program Activities
Commerce students. To help students become
familiar with the city, the
Field trips: The course includes visits to the EU Headquarters and Canadian program includes a walking
Embassy in Rome; the Italian Ceramic Cluster in Bologna; and the Uffizi in tour of the old quarter of
Florence. The cost of these trips is CAD$575, paid to UofT for return bus Siena, as well as a
transportation to all sites, hotel accommodation in Rome (two nights) and Contrada meal (including
Bologna (one night), and all entrance fees and guides. performances by traditional
Sienese musicians).
Participation in the program can also include a number of additional extra-
curricular events. In the past, students have enjoyed wine tasting at the Enoteca
Italiana, music at the Chigiana Festival, and dancing and dining at Contrada
parties. And every year, students take advantage of the location to visit nearby
Florence, Rome, and other Italian and European cities.

Health & Safety


Please be advised that Siena is one of the Tuscan hill towns, filled with steep
streets. Also, in August expect it to be hot during the day, around 30 degrees
Celsius, but relatively cool at night.

If you are under medical care or may be affected by heat or steep terrain, you
are advised to consult both a physician and the Professional & International
Programs Office before applying.

Accommodation and Meals


Rooms in the Casa dello Studente, the University of Siena student residence, are
adequate and reasonably priced. Rooms have no internet access, air
conditioning, or screens on the windows. Washroom facilities are usually shared
by two rooms. Most rooms are double occupancy and very few singles are
available. In assigning single rooms, preference will be given to mature students
and students with medical conditions that would be adversely affected by
double accommodation (medical documentation required).

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Please note that the residence imposes a 2am curfew on all students. Also, Group Flight
students will not have access to library, computer, or sports facilities at the We have negotiated a
residence or the University of Siena. group flight to Rome
(direct) for students in
There is no meal plan. Meals may be purchased at the University of Siena the program. The
cafeteria (“Mensa”), and each residence also has a few small, shared round-trip economy
kitchenettes. Students should budget approximately CAD$1200 for purchased class airfare with Air
and self-prepared meals for the duration of the program. Canada is CAD$1556,
which includes
Residence availability: Friday, July 29 to Saturday, September 3 taxes/fees of
Double room: CAD$555 approximately $347.
Single room: CAD$720 Note that flight
taxes/fees (including
Students are required to submit a damage deposit of CAD$80. This will be fuel surcharges) are
returned on completion of the program provided the rooms are left clean and subject to change.
undamaged, and keys have been returned. Alternatively, students
may make their own
During the first week of classes, room assignments are often in a state of flux as travel arrangements.
some University of Siena students are still in residence. Students may be
assigned to temporary rooms at the beginning of the program until room Departure date from
allocations are settled. Toronto: Thursday, July
28 (arrive July 29)
If you want to stay in the residence, indicate this on the application form. The Return date from Siena:
number of rooms is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come, first Saturday, September 3
served basis. Every effort will be made to satisfy your accommodation needs to
the best of available resources. Alternatively, you may arrange your own Transportation between
accommodation. the Rome airport and
the Siena residence will
be provided. To receive
a seat on this flight you must indicate your interest on the application form and
pay the $100 airfare deposit.

Entry Requirements for Visitors to Italy


All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available
from the Consulate General of Italy, 136 Beverley Street, Toronto, M5T 1Y5, ph:
416-977-1566, http://www.constoronto.esteri.it/Consolato_Toronto.

As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only need a


passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Italy as a visitor
for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements.

Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)


All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully
complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on
international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to
attend the in-person Italy PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus, Student
Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g., about accommodation,
services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from the airport).

Italy PDO: June 2, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
Application Fee 200
Course Fee 2100 Paid for one full-year credit.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time
Incidental Fees summer fees.
Field trips Variable Some fees paid to UofT, some
paid on-site. Costs range from
$310 to $775 (see course
descriptions for details.)
Sub-total $2445

Other/Estimated Costs
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
weeks before departure to Italy.
Airfare 1556 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Residence (Double Room) 555 Paid to UofT. Cost for a single
room is $720.
Meals 1200 Estimate. Paid on-site (there is no
meal plan).
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance.
Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $3411

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$5856*

*This figure does not include medical travel insurance or mandatory field trips.
Overall program cost will vary if you opt for single accommodation, or if your
accommodation and/or flight are arranged independently.

Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee and airfare deposit ................................ due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, course and
residence fee, course fieldtrip fee, refundable
damage deposit.............................................................. due May 13, 2011

Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
For further details please refer to page 130.
Cost of Studying in Siena • Summer Abroad Bursary (ten awards at $3000 each)
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined on the facing page. Further • Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
information about the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10. • Hans Karl Lucke Bursary (one award at $3500)
• Laura and Sandro Forconi Award (one award at $1500)
• Mari and Guiseppe Settino Award (one award at $1000)
• John Browne Award
• Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
• OSAP
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Japan >> Tokyo
Monday July 4 to Saturday August 13, 2011 (6 weeks)

This is the sixth year of the University of Toronto Summer Program in Tokyo,
Japan. The program is designed for students who wish to enhance their
Japanese language skills while learning about Japanese culture.

This program is hosted by the International Christian University (ICU). In


addition to its regular academic offerings in the humanities, sciences, and social
sciences, ICU runs an internationally-renowned program in Japanese language
studies. Currently, more than 120 students from around the world enrol in their
summer language courses.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in this program is limited to 10 UofT students.


(visiting students are not eligible). Applicants must have a CGPA of at least 3.0,
and, in addition to the Summer Abroad application, they will be required to
complete the ICU form. Students will not be selected on a first-come first-
served basis, but on the basis of assessments made jointly by UofT and ICU.

Skyscrapers, Shopping, Temples and Tea Houses


The capital of Japan, Tokyo is a city of contrasts: it embraces mammoth scale
and intricate detail, adrenaline pumping busy-ness and Zen-like calm. Tokyo is
one of the largest cities in the world with a population of more than 12 million;
almost one-fourth of Japan's total population lives within commuting distance
of the city. Devastated twice in the last century by earthquake and bombing,
Tokyo achieved rapid restoration both times to remain the centre of Japanese
politics, economics, and culture. Tokyo also remains one of the safest cities in
the world.

The ICU campus is located in Mitaka City, a suburban community about 30


minutes by train from downtown Tokyo. Mount Fuji can be seen from ICU on
clear days. The campus is a wooded area of 638,000 square meters, one of the
most spacious in Japan. From the campus entrance, a broad avenue arched by
cherry trees extends for 600 meters, ending at a circle of azaleas. School
facilities include the library, student centre, the Taizanso gardens and tea


houses, and the Yuasa Museum, with collections of Japanese folk craft and
The Summer Course in archaeological excavations.
Japanese 2010 was AMAZING!
I didn't want to leave.
” Tokyo Courses
Each course is worth one full-year credit; students are not permitted to register
for more than one course. Students will enrol in an ICU course, but earn
2010 Tokyo Program Participant University of Toronto credit (i.e., the University of Toronto course number and
grade will be listed on the students’ UofT transcript).

Classes are small (10-15 students) and take place Monday to Friday, 8:40 a.m. to
12:40 p.m. Afternoons are used for individual tutorial sessions (there is a tutorial
session at least once a week for each participant), language laboratory work, and
Culture Program events (see Program Activities below). Students are also expected to
study out of class on their own at least three hours per day.

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Japanese Language Courses
The program offered in Tokyo comprises seven levels of language instruction with the
following UofT equivalencies:

C1 - EAS122Y0 C5 - EAS322Y0
C2 - EAS222Y0 C6 - EAS462Y0
C3 - EAS223Y0 C7 - EAS463Y0
C4 - EAS321Y0

See the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for information on the UofT course
equivalencies, including exclusions and prerequisites
(http://www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/crs_eas.htm).
These are Humanities courses

Important: UofT students are not guaranteed entrance into upper-year Japanese
language courses on return to Toronto, but will need to pass a placement test. Students activities, and a number of short trips off-campus to, for example, the National
interested in continuing language studies at UofT should find out as early as possible Kabuki Theater, a local elementary school, and a pottery workshop. All culture
what the requirements will be for them to advance to the appropriate level on their program activities are scheduled in the afternoon (some trips are on weekends).
return from Tokyo. For some events there is an additional charge.
Please note that ICU employs a
different grading scale than the
University of Toronto. In order to be
Accommodation and Meals
consistent with the University of Students in Tokyo can select accommodation at an on-campus dorm, homestay
Toronto’s scale, grades for Japanese with local families, or off-campus residence (Gakusei-Kaikan). A limited number
language courses will be adjusted. of rooms are available, but every effort will be made to satisfy your
Submission of an application form is accommodation needs to the best of available resources. Note that the on-
consent for implementation of the campus dorm and Gakusei Kaikan have a curfew of 11:30 p.m.; most homestay
grade conversion scale. families also have a curfew.

All costs below are in Canadian dollars. If you are interested in any of the
Placement Exam accommodation options, please indicate this on the application form.
The Japanese language courses above Alternatively, students may organize their own accommodation.
level C1 require students to complete
a placement exam. This will ensure a) On-Campus Dorm
that students are enrolled in a level of ICU’s on-campus accommodation is a shared-living coeducational dormitory,
study appropriate to their knowledge Zolkova House, consisting of separate living pods, each with common living/dining
of Japanese. areas. All rooms are double occupancy. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited.
Internet access is available, but students must bring their own laptop and ethernet
The placement exam is a computerized, multiple choice test with the majority of the cable. There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately $600 for
instructions and problems administered in Japanese script. Students whose purchased and self-prepared meals.
Japanese instruction has been based primarily on a Romanized text are required
to learn Kana and an appropriate number of Kanji so that the examination best The building is air-conditioned, and each pod has two showers, four toilets and
reflects their abilities. The test will be held at the ICU campus in Japan on a refrigerator. Each room is furnished with two beds, bedding, two desks, desk
Tuesday, July 5. On the first day of class (July 6) students will also have an lights and closets. Each floor has a kitchenette furnished with a refrigerator,
interview and a short essay test. microwave ovens and induction cooktops and a laundry room.

Evaluation of the placement exam, interview, and essay is done by ICU. Every effort Double room: $950 (paid to UofT)
will be made to enrol students in the course to which they are best suited, but there Availability: Monday, July 4 to Saturday, August 13
is no guarantee that students will gain access to the level required for their UofT
program of study. Students in on-campus accommodation are required to submit a damage deposit
of CAD$80 to UofT. This will be returned on completion of the program provided
Program Activities the rooms are left clean and undamaged, and keys have been returned.
In addition to the Japanese language courses, ICU also runs a Culture Program.
The aim of this program is to provide a diverse set of cultural contexts from which b) Local Homestay
participating students can develop their understanding of the language, culture Homestay families will provide students with a single bedroom, access to laundry
and people of Japan. The culture program includes a lecture series, on-campus facilities, and two meals per day. No internet access is available. Those who decide to
participate in the homestay program should be willing to experience the Japanese
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way of living and the daily lifestyle of the host family. Homestays offer advantages Cost of Studying in Tokyo
for learning about Japanese culture and for improving Japanese language skills; A breakdown of the program costs is indicated below. Further information
however, there may be disadvantages as well, such as lack of privacy, differing about the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
expectations on the part of both the student and the host family, etc. Some
homestays may be up to one hour away from the ICU campus; students are Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
expected to make their own way to school.
Application Fee 200
Homestay spaces are very limited. Those who select this option but cannot be
Course Fee 3200 Paid for one full-year credit.
placed will automatically be considered for other housing on a space-available basis.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010
Homestay cost: approximately $1190 (paid directly to the homestay family) Incidental Fees part-time summer fees.
Students should budget approximately $300 for local transportation costs. Sub-total $3545
Availability: July 1st, 2nd or 4th to Saturday, August 13
Other/Estimated Costs
c) Gakusei-Kaikan
This is a privately run off-campus student residence. Occupants are mainly Textbooks 40 Estimate. Texts are purchased
Japanese students from outside of Tokyo. Rooms are furnished with an air- after arrival in Japan.
conditioner, bed, chair, desk, closet, bookshelf, telephone, and an internet line Airfare 1665 Estimate. No group flight is
(optical connection). There are shared bath, toilet, available; students must make
kitchen and laundry facilities. Breakfast and dinner are their own travel arrangements.
provided except on the following days: Sundays; the fifth
Residence (on-campus) 950 Paid to UofT (double room).
Saturday of the month; national holidays; and during the
For other options see
Obon festival (five days in mid-August). Vegetarian meals
“Accommodation” section above.
are not available. Check-in/out dates are flexible provided
the total stay is less than 90 days. Meals 600 Estimate. Paid on-site for purchased
and self-prepared meals.
Gakusei-Kaikan cost: approximately $1340 for the Medical Travel Insurance variable Students must provide proof of
duration of the program (paid directly to the residence). medical travel insurance.
Students should also budget approximately $300 for
local transportation costs, $600 for meals, and $80 for Miscellaneous Expenses variable All students should budget for
telephone/internet services, and fire insurance. personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Entry Requirements for Visitors to Japan Sub-total $3255
All students are responsible for making sure that their
necessary travel documents are in order. Information Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$6800*
on visitor entry requirements is available from the
Consulate General of Japan, 77 King Street West, Suite 3300, Royal Trust Tower,
Toronto, M5K 1A1, ph: 416-363-7038, http://www.toronto.ca.emb-japan.go.jp. * This estimate does not include mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall
program cost will vary depending on airfare, if students opt for homestay or
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only need a off-campus residence, or if accommodation is arranged independently.
passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Japan as a visitor
for a maximum of 90 days. Citizens of other countries may have additional Payment Deadlines
requirements. Students planning to stay in Japan for longer than 90 days must The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
obtain the correct Visa before arrival. • Application fee ............................................................. due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: course and residence fee,
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) refundable damage deposit ............................................. due May 6, 2011
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to
Financial Assistance
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly
further details please refer to page 130.
encouraged to attend the in-person Japan PDO, at which you will receive a
• Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
course syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g.,
• Dr. David Chu Scholarship
about accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from
• John Browne Award
the airport).
• Dora and Al Track Travel Award
Japan PDO: May 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
• OSAP
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Jordan >> Madaba
Tell Madaba Archaeological Project Field School
Friday June 10 to Sunday July 24, 2011 (6 weeks)

2011 will be the tenth year we have offered a field archaeology summer school
in the Middle East, and the fifth time the program has been run in Madaba.
This is a truly unique opportunity to be involved in the excavations of a real
archeological site and dig into the mysteries of our past.

Students will participate in the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project, a long-term


multidisciplinary research project investigating the development of urbanism
and urban institutions in the ancient Near East. Although this program will
appeal particularly to students majoring in Archaeology, Anthropology and Near
and Middle Eastern studies, students from all programs are eligible to enrol.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the course are limited. It is unlikely that we will be


able to accommodate applications after the March 1 deadline, so interested
students are advised to apply early. Applicants will be required to answer
a one-page questionnaire. Students will not be selected on a first-come
first-served basis, but on the basis of their overall application. Students must
also submit a security form by March 1 (available on the Summer Abroad
website).

Dig and Discover


Madaba is located 30 km southwest of Amman amidst the fertile plains of the
Central Jordanian Plateau. The ancient settlement, now engulfed by the modern
town (population approximately 60,000), lies on a natural rise. Perched atop
this rise are the distinguishable remains of a large low-lying tell with an
acropolis, or citadel, now surmounted by the compound of the local Roman
Catholic Church and several Late Ottoman houses. Surrounding the acropolis
are the remains of the classical town, and the Byzantine churches and mosaic
pavements that have brought Madaba such fame.

“ Incredible! The program was


phenomenal. I had a fantastic time
Project Description
The Tell Madaba Archaeological Project is part of a larger, ongoing regional
research effort documenting the range of adaptive strategies and social
institutions developed by the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical and Medieval
learning archaeological field methods communities that have lived in the Highlands of Central Jordan. Tell Madaba is
and the history of the country.

2010 Jordan Program Participant


” known through historical sources to have been the primary urban centre for the
region, and has a settlement history of more than 5,000 years. It therefore
represents an exceptional opportunity to study the changing economic and
sociopolitical organization of these communities, and thereby enhance our
understanding of the complex processes of social change that have guided life
in this ancient part of the world.

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The work week will run from Sunday
through Thursday, with Saturdays devoted
to field trips. There will be a 3-day
mid-season break. The daily work schedule
will run roughly as follows:
4:30 a.m. wake up
5:00 first breakfast
5:30 work commences on site
9:00 second breakfast
1:00 p.m. quit work on site
1:30 lunch (main meal of
the day)
2:00 quiet/free time
4:00 lab and notebook
(recording) work
6:00 supper

Equipment: While equipment will be provided, each student must bring their
own trowel (preferably 5” blade; Marshalltowns are the choice for most
archaeologists) and a pair of work gloves.

Project Senior Director: Timothy P. Harrison is Professor of Near Eastern


Archaeology in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the
University of Toronto, a position he filled in 1997. Prior to his appointment at
Toronto, he was a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University
of Chicago, working on the Megiddo Stratum VI Publication Project. He earned
his PhD in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from the University of Chicago in 1995,
writing a dissertation on the Early Bronze Age of the Highlands of Central
The primary objective of the 2011 field season will be to continue excavations Jordan. Following completion of his doctoral studies, he initiated the excavation
on the western slope of the city’s acropolis and open new excavation areas to project at Tell Madaba. In addition to his research in the Madaba Plain region,
the north and east. Previous excavations at Madaba have uncovered numerous Professor Harrison is currently Director of the Tayinat Archaeological Project.
well-preserved architectural remains, including a monumental fortification wall
and a series of superimposed structures dating to the Hellenistic and Roman Project Director: Debra Foran is currently an Instructor and Research Associate
periods and the Iron Age. The conservation and restoration program that has in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of
been initiated at the site will also continue during the 2011 season. Toronto. She is also an instructor in the Department of Archaeology and
Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her PhD in Byzantine
Jordan Course Archaeology from the University of Toronto in 2003, where her dissertation
examined the existence of a Byzantine mosaic workshop in Madaba. Dr. Foran
The University of Toronto will offer one course in Jordan, worth one full-year has been involved with the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project since 1998. She
credit. Field trips are an integral part of the course and are mandatory. The became Assistant Director of the project in 2001 and Director in 2007. She has
course has limited space and is contingent on adequate enrolment. more than 15 years of field experience in the Middle East, and has participated
on numerous projects in Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia.
NMC261Y0 Field Archaeology
This course is designed as a general practicum in archaeological field methods.
As a field course, emphasis will be placed on active participation in the ongoing Program Activities
research of the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project (TMAP) in Jordan. Students The program will include field trips to prominent sites in Jordan such as
will receive extensive training in excavation methods, recording procedures, Amman, Jerash, Umm Qeis (Gadara), Aqaba (Ayla), Wadi Rum, and Petra, as
and the preliminary processing of artifacts. Weekly lectures and field trips well as museums, castles, fortresses, and ancient ruins in the Madaba area,
exploring the archaeology of the region will supplement the primary focus on along the ancient King's Highway, and in the Eastern Desert.
field experience. All students are eligible to participate. No prior field
experience is necessary. Weather, Attire and Health
Prerequisites: none
From June to August, Jordan is hot and dry in the day with highs of 30 degrees
This is a Humanities course.
Celsius or more. The nights are considerably cooler. Field archaeology students

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must be in excellent health Entry Requirements for Visitors to Jordan
and willing to work in All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
sometimes difficult documents are in order. Information on entry requirements to Jordan is
conditions, including hot available from their Embassy in Ottawa, 100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 701,
weather and long, physically- Ottawa, K1R 6G8, ph: 613-238-8090, fax: 613-232-3341,
demanding days. If you are email: ottawa-consular@fm.gov.jo, web: http://www.embassyofjordan.ca.
under medical care of any
kind, you are advised to As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens need a
consult with a physician Tourist Visa and a passport valid for six months beyond their return date to
before going to Jordan. All enter Jordan as a visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional
health concerns should be requirements. Visas can be obtained at the airport upon arrival in Jordan, or
discussed with the Professional & International Programs office prior to from the Embassy in Ottawa less than three months before departure. Citizens
submitting your application form. of other countries may have different requirements.
Since the group will be living and working in a rural Middle Eastern town, Important: All participants are required to submit a completed Security Form
sensitivity to traditional standards of dress and decorum will be very important. by March 1 and a signed Medical Clearance Form after admission to the
As guests of the local community, program participants will be constantly program. Both forms are available from the “Apply” section of the Summer
observed, and therefore must be mindful of their attire and behaviour. Students Abroad website (under “Application Forms”). Note that the Security Form
should plan to bring clothing that covers arms and legs (especially women), requires students to have a valid passport.
including digging attire (light fabrics, such as cotton, are best), and durable, yet
pliable, outdoor footwear.
Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)
Accommodation and Meals All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide general information
Students participating in the field school will reside together with the project and advice on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend
staff in dormitory-style living arrangements near the excavation site. Students the in-person Jordan PDO, at which they will receive site-specific health and
should bring their own linens and toiletries. Electrical current runs at 220 volts, safety information, a course syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program
and outlets are rare, so appliances such as blow dryers, curling irons and information (e.g., about accommodation, services, facilities, and travel
electric shavers will be of limited use. Students will have access to hand- instructions to and from the airport). Attendance at this PDO is mandatory
washing laundry facilities. Food for all meals will be provided. Second breakfast for all participants in the Jordan summer program.
is offered on-site each morning as well as a prepared lunch when the site work
is finished for the day; students are responsible for first breakfast and supper, Jordan PDO: May 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
but may prepare these meals using the well-stocked kitchens available.

Accommodation availability: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, July 24

Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80. This


will be returned on completion of the program provided there is no damage to
the residence or other program facilities.

Group Flight
We have negotiated a group flight to Amman (via London) for students in the
program. The round-trip economy class airfare with Air Canada/British Midland
is CAD$1393, which includes taxes/fees of approximately $375. Note that flight
taxes/fees (including fuel surcharges) are subject to change. Alternatively,
students may make their own travel arrangements to Madaba, although travel
with the group is strongly recommended.

Departure date from Toronto: Thursday, June 9 (arrive June 10)


Return date from Amman: Sunday, July 24

Transportation between the airport in Amman and the accommodation in


Madaba will be provided to students on the group flight. To receive a seat on
this flight you must indicate your interest on the application form and pay the
$100 airfare deposit.

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Cost of Studying in Jordan Payment Deadlines
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. All prices are in Canadian The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
dollars. Further information about the course fee and incidental fees is available • Application fee, airfare deposit, security form,
on page 10. and medical form ......................................................... due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, course fee,
Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT field school fee, and refundable damage deposit and
medical form ................................................................due March 30, 2011
Application Fee 200
Course Fee 1480 Paid for one full-year credit. Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time further details please refer to page 130.
Incidental Fees summer fees. • Summer Abroad Bursary (five awards at $3000 each)
Field School Fee 2700 Paid to UofT. Covers • Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
accommodation, meals • John Browne Award
and field trips • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
Sub-total $4525 • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
• OSAP
Other/Estimated Costs
Textbooks 100 Estimate. Purchase at least two
weeks before departure to Jordan.
Airfare 1393 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Single Entry Visa for Jordan 22 Paid directly to the Jordanian
Embassy before departure.
Students must arrange visa
themselves.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance.
Miscellaneous expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $1515

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$6040*

*This figure does not include cost of mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall
program cost will vary if your airfare is arranged independently.

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Kenya >> Nairobi, Masai Mara, and Mombasa
Friday, May 13 to Monday, June 6, 2011 (3 weeks)

This is the fourth year of the University of Toronto’s summer program in Kenya.
The program is designed to introduce students to the complexities of conflict,
peace, and development work in Africa. Kenya is located in Eastern Africa and is
bordered by Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan and the impact of
conflict in these countries can be felt in Kenya. Kenya itself experienced post-
election violence in 2007-8 and is currently undergoing important peace-
building initiatives.

The program is hosted by Me to We (formerly Leaders Today), a non-profit


organization affiliated with Free the Children. Me to We is a youth leadership
organization that brings hands-on training programs to schools and communities
around the world, and provides opportunities for young people to travel and learn
through international volunteer programs. Their first international volunteer and
leadership trip was to Kenya in 1999 and since then over 1000 youth have
participated in their programs.

IMPORTANT: Space in this program is limited to 20 students. It is unlikely that


we will be able to accommodate applications after the March 1 deadline so
interested students are advised to apply early. Applicants will be required to
answer a one-page questionnaire. Students will not be selected on a first-come
first-served basis, but on the basis of their overall application.

Conflict and Community in Africa


Kenya is a diverse country that lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on
the coast of the Indian Ocean. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest
corner is in the fertile Lake Victoria Basin; and a length of the eastern depression
of the Great Rift Valley separates western highlands from those that rise from
the tropical lowland coastal strip. Notable cultures include the Swahili on the
coast, pastoralist communities in the north, and several different communities in
the central and western regions. Kenya is bordered by five African countries and
has maintained remarkable stability despite changes in its political system and
crises in neighbouring countries.

“ Absolutely amazing experience.


I couldn’t have asked for a
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and the largest city in East Africa, with an estimated
urban population of between 3 and 4 million. It is commonly referred to as “green
better academic, cultural or city in the sun,” but the name Nairobi in fact comes from the Masai phrase that
translates to “the place of cool waters.” The city was founded in 1899 and was
personal experience.

2010 Program Participant


” given capital status from Mombasa in 1905. The main languages spoken in Nairobi
are English and Swahili. It is one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically
and financially, hosting the regional headquarters of several international
companies, organizations, and high commissions. The United Nations also has a
strong presence here; its Nairobi office acts as UNEP and UN-Habitat headquarters.

The Masai Mara is a large reserve in south-western Kenya, located within the
enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South
Africa. It is named for the traditional inhabitants of the region, the Masai, as
well as the Mara River that divides the area. With an area of 1510 km2, the
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Masai Mara is generally considered Itinerary and Activities
to be the richest wildlife reserve in The program takes place in three areas that differ in both climate and culture.
Africa. The region also consists of a The first and third weeks are set in Nairobi, where students will attend lectures,
number of rural communities and meet with international and local NGOs as well as diplomatic offices, and visit
villages, including the Masai and organizations and sites of historical and cultural interest. Students spend the
Kipsigi people. The Masai Mara is second week in the Masai Mara for lectures and seminars. While in the Mara
held in trust for the people and students will have an opportunity to participate in a local project (e.g., school
administered by the Mara building) and engage in several community activities. Although this is not a
Conservancy, under contract with course requirement, it allows for immersion with the local people and a chance
the Transmara county council, a to become involved in a community development initiative. There will also be a
local non-profit organization formed one-day safari.
by the local Masai.
The program concludes with a four-day trip to Mombasa, which will further
Mombasa is the second largest city and former capital of Kenya, lying in the increase students' understanding of Kenya's great diversity, history and beauty.
stunning coastal region along the Indian Ocean. It functions as a major port and Students will learn about Swahili history and peoples through a tour of
is the centre of the coastal tourism industry. Over the centuries there have been Mombasa's Old Town, where Islamic architecture can still be found; visit Fort
many immigrants and traders who settled in Mombasa, particularly from Persia Jesus built by the Portuguese; and travel to the Shimoni caves that sheltered
and the Middle East and Indian sub-continent, who came mainly as traders and captured slaves. Students will also have time to enjoy Tiwi beach and sample
skilled craftsmen. Recent immigrants are from the interior of Kenya, brought to delicious Swahili cuisine.
the area by employment opportunities in the tourist industry. There are several
places of interest in Mombasa, including Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese, and Consider extending your stay in Kenya. The course is designed to maximize
the Old Town where the old Islamic architecture can still be found. students’ opportunities for learning while keeping costs as low as possible. Extra
days for personal travel are not included. If you wish time for personal travel, you
Kenya Course would be advised to make your own travel plans for after the course concludes.
The University of Toronto will offer one course in Kenya, worth one full-year credit.
Students will be in classes and on field activities everyday except travel days. Class Health and Safety
times in Kenya will vary. There may be some pre-program lectures in Toronto.
The Department of Foreign Affairs advises Canadians to exercise a high degree
These lectures will include some instruction in survival Swahili. Students will be
of caution while in Kenya due to the possibility of security incidents, terrorist
advised of the dates of the Toronto lectures in their admission packages.
attacks and also because crime against foreigners (especially theft of money and
valuables) remains a problem, particularly in cities.
PCS361Y0 Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies: Conflict in Africa:
Causes, Consequences, and Responses If you are under medical
This course is an intensive inquiry into the causes, consequences, and especially care of any kind, you
possible responses to conflict in Africa. It develops through a combination of should consult both a
lectures, seminars, and student presentations, as well as field visits in Nairobi physician and the
and rural Kenya with NGOs, researchers, diplomatic offices, peacekeepers, and Professional &
ordinary citizens. Coursework includes oral and written components. International Programs
Office before applying.
Exclusion: UNI361H1, UNI361Y1, PCS361H1, PCS361Y1
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. In order to request permission, please Students will be
email kenya.abroad@utoronto.ca and outline the courses (descriptions and
expected to respect the
grades) and/or experience that you feel is relevant to the course.
health and safety rules
Recommended Preparation: PCS260Y/POL201Y/NEW150Y/POL208
Note that UTSC students who have completed equivalent courses, such as of each facility. Often,
IDSB01H/POLB90H/POLB91H are encouraged to apply. these rules will restrict
This is a Social Science course. independent activity.
Care must also be taken
Instructor: Dr. Elisabeth King is a Research Fellow at The Earth Institute and The when travelling in
Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University, New Nairobi and students are
York. She works on issues at the intersection of development, conflict and strongly discouraged
peace-building in sub-Saharan Africa. Her most recent projects examine how from using local public
presumed social goods – such as education and development – may also transportation. Students
contribute to conflict. Dr. King has worked with several NGOs and collaborated will be expected to
with the UN. She has field experience in Croatia, India, Liberia, Rwanda, and
Tanzania and has led the UofT Kenya summer abroad course since its inception.
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follow the directives concerning risk provided by the Department of Foreign
Affairs. Further information will be provided at the Pre-Departure Orientation.

Accommodation and Meals


Accommodation at all sites will be double, triple, or quad occupancy. Students
will live in local student housing (dormitories) in Nairobi; mobile tents or cabins
in the Masai Mara (depending on availability); and budget guesthouses in
Mombasa. During most of the program, three meals a day will be provided,
including vegetarian meals if these are requested in advance. While in Nairobi,
students should budget approximately CAD$70 for lunches. Smoking, drinking,
and excessive noise are strictly prohibited, and all accommodation sites will
enforce curfews.

Accommodation availability: Friday, May 13 to Monday, June 6, 2011

Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of CAD$80. This


will be returned on completion of the program provided there is no damage to
the accommodation or other program facilities
Important: There will be a free group airport pickup for students who arrive at
the Nairobi airport on May 13 during a specified time period (normally set to
coincide with the arrival times of flights by KLM and British Airways). Students
who do not arrive during this period will be picked up individually from the
airport at an additional cost per person. More information on this arrangement
will be provided once students are admitted to the program.

Entry Requirements for Visitors to Kenya


All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the
Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, 415 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa,
613-563-1773, http://www.kenyahighcommission.ca.

As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens need an


Ordinary/Single Visit Visa and a passport valid for six months beyond their
return date to enter Kenya as a visitor. Visas need to be obtained prior to arrival
in Kenya and can be applied for from the Embassy in Ottawa at least two to
three weeks before departure. Citizens of other countries may have different
requirements.

Important: Students will be required to visit a Medical Travel Clinic and to


obtain the vaccine for Yellow Fever. Proof of vaccination will be required well in
advance of the program start date.

Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)


All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide general information
and advice on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend
the in-person Kenya PDO, at which they will receive site-specific health and
safety information, a course syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program
Flight information (e.g., about accommodation, services, facilities, and travel
No group flight is available for this program; students must make their own instructions to and from the airport). Attendance at this PDO is mandatory
travel arrangements. Students who chose to arrive earlier or leave later than the for all participants in the Kenya summer program.
program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for
the extra day(s). Kenya PDO: April 13, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Cost of Studying in Kenya Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about
• Application fee ............................................................. due March 1, 2011
the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
• All remaining fees: course fee, field school fee,
and refundable damage deposit .........................………….due April 4, 2011
Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
Application Fee 200 Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program.
Course Fee 1675 Paid for one full-year credit.
For further details please refer to page 130.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate based on 2010 part-time • Summer Abroad Bursary (three awards at $3,500 each)
Incidental Fees summer fees. • Rose Patten International Program Award (four awards at $1000 each)
On-Site Program Fee 3968 Includes all accommodation, • John Browne Award
meals, transportation, the Flying • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
Doctors fee, and entrance fees for • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
the duration of the program. • OSAP
Sub-total $5988

Other/Estimated Costs
Lunches in Nairobi 70 Estimate. Paid on-site.
Textbooks 100 Estimate. To be purchased at least
two weeks prior to departure to
Kenya
Airfare 1670 Estimate. Students are responsible
for arranging their own flight.
Single Entry Visa 32 Paid directly to the Kenya High
for Kenya Commission. Students must
arrange visa themselves.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance.
Miscellaneous expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifts).
Sub-total $1872

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$7860*

*This figure does not


include cost of
mandatory medical
travel insurance. Overall
program cost will also
vary depending on
airfare.

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Southeastern >> Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia
Europe Sunday, May 22 to Monday, June 20, 2011 (4 weeks)

This is the second year of the University of Toronto’s summer program


Southeastern Europe. From empires to modern states, ethnic wars and peace
building to European Union integration, Southeastern Europe provides a
fascinating case study for students in areas of politics, history, and conflict
resolution. Through coursework and field trips to the major regional cities,
students can witness first-hand the transformation of this critical area.

The program is hosted by the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. This institution


has over 400 years of academic excellence and several Nobel Prize laureates,
including Erwin Schrödinger. Founded in 1582 and with a current population of
22,000 students, it is the second-oldest and second-largest university in Graz.

IMPORTANT: Spaces in the course and group flight are limited.


Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort
will be made to satisfy your requests, but you should apply early to avoid
disappointment.

Explore a Vibrant Region in the Making


Graz, the home-base for the program, is Austria’s second largest city (with a
population of over 250,000), and is the capital of the Austrian province of
Styria. There are four universities and more than 45,000 students in Graz,
making it a real student-centred city. Graz’s unique old town centre, with its
Renaissance buildings and Baroque churches, narrow streets and alleys, has
become a UNESCO World Heritage site. Geographic proximity and shared
historical legacy with Southeastern Europe are matched with easy access to
major Western European countries, a thriving cultural life and an excellent
academic environment.

Before settling into Graz, students will spend their first few days in the historic
Seggau Castle located just 30 minutes south of the city. The castle harbors a
rich historical and cultural heritage dating back to Roman times. Today, it is also


known for its premier conference facilities and its reputation for excellent local
Enlightening, as it broadened my wines. There is no better place to ponder the legacy of the Habsburg Empire in
understanding of the Balkans. the nearby Balkans.

The Summer Abroad program is a great In Graz for the next two weeks, students will stay in a hotel steps away from the
way to understand the course content downtown core, with its many museums and galleries. The group will then
embark on an intensive regional tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and
while getting thoroughly involved Serbia. The field becomes the classroom as the group visits cities made famous


or even infamous for their roles in the wars of Yugoslavia but which also have
in the region. an important historical legacy that predates the conflicts of the 1990s. With
stops in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia, Sarajevo and Mostar
2010 Program Participant in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the magnificent coastal ports of Dubrovnik,
Zadar, Split, and the Plitvice Lakes, students can witness first hand the legacy of
the wars and the ongoing transformation of the region.

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Southeastern Europe Course
The University of Toronto will offer one course in Southeastern Europe. The
course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment.

For the first three weeks classes take place Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. Mandatory field trips occur on most weekends, as well as during the final
10 days of the program.

POL368Y0 Return to Europe: Bringing Southeast Europe into the


European Union.
In the world of international relations and political development, no other
region has seen more rapid changes than the Balkans. This course examines the
politics and history of the Habsburg Empire/Austria and the states of Bosnia,
Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Slovenia. The course begins with a broad
historical introduction to the legacy of empires in the region, followed by a
consideration of: the outbreak of wars in the region in the 1990s; the often ill-
fated international responses; and the proposed/current road to stability,
pluralism and peace under the auspices of the European Union and the United
States. Students will have the opportunity to study and evaluate the attempts to
restore stability and multi-ethnicity through various internationally mandated
peace treaties, and the impact of the Europeanization process in the Balkans.
Students will also be encouraged to examine the remaining internal and
external challenges that remain for some states in the region.

Prerequisite: none
This is a Social Science course and can be counted toward both the Political
Science and the European Studies programs at the University of Toronto.

Field trips: The core field trip is the


week-long excursion to Bosnia and Franz A.J. Szabo is Professor of Austrian and Habsburg History and Director of
Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia during the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of
week four. In addition, the course Alberta in Edmonton. He has published widely in Europe and in North America
includes a day trip to Ljubljana, the on the subject of Habsburg enlightened absolutism, and is the author of
capital of Slovenia. For the Bosnia and Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism, 1753-1780. His most recent book, The
Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia trip, Seven Years War in Europe, 1756-1763, published in 2008, is part of the
transportation and accommodation are “Longman Wars in Perspective” series. In 1999 he was awarded the Austrian
included, along with breakfast and Order of Merit for the Arts and Sciences for his contributions to Central
lunch. The day trip to Slovenia includes European scholarship.
return transportation and lunch.
Program Activities
Instructors:
Robert C. Austin teaches at the Centre When students arrive they will be given an orientation of Seggau Castle. There
for European, Russian, and Eurasian will be a welcoming dinner for all participants at the castle and a wine cellar
Studies at the Munk School of Global tour. When arriving in Graz, students will be given an orientation of the
Affairs at the University of Toronto University of Graz and a “Survival German” course. During the course there will
where he also coordinates the be a Graz city tour, regular film nights, and a hike to nearby “Buschenschank,”
undergraduate program in European Studies and the Hungarian Studies a unique and traditional tavern where local wine and foods are served. Students
Program. In the past, Austin was a Tirana-based journalist for Radio Free will also receive a farewell dinner in Graz after their return from Bosnia and
Europe/Radio Liberty, a correspondent for the Economist Group of publications Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.
in Slovakia and a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.
He writes widely in Canadian and international media and teaches graduate and While at Seggau Castle, students will have optional regional trips made
undergraduate courses at U of T on the politics and history of Central and available in the afternoons. Students have one free long weekend where they
Southeastern Europe. can visit nearby Vienna or Salzburg in Austria or Trieste or even Venice in Italy.
The University of Graz’s International Office will help with logistical details.

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Accommodation and Meals
Three different accommodation arrangements will be used during this program
(see below). Students are required to submit a refundable damage deposit of
CAD$80. This will be returned on completion of the program provided there is
no damage to the accommodations, university, or other program facilities.

Accommodation availability: Sunday, May 22 to Monday, June 20, 2011

Week 1-3: Seggau and Graz — The Seggau Castle is located approx. 45 km
south of Graz and stands on top of a hill over the city of Leibnitz, in the
vineyards of southern Austria. Accommodation will be provided in double
rooms with full board included, as well as internet access. Students can learn
more about the castle and its history at www.seggau.com.

In Graz, all students will be housed in a local hotel that is located in the city
centre and is only a 15 minute walk from the university. Accommodation will be
provided in double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Breakfast is included.
Students who bring their own laptop can connect to the free wi-fi available in
the room. There will also be free access to the university’s computer centre.

Week 4: Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Serbia — During the 10 day long


field trip, students will stay in a series of hotels and lodges. Rooms will generally
be double occupancy.

Full board will be provided at the Seggau Castle; breakfast will be provided at
the hotel in Graz; and breakfast and lunch will be provided during the last week
of the program. Students are responsible for purchasing all other meals on-site,
and should budget approximately CAD$500 for this expense. Entry Requirements for Visitors to Southeastern Europe
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
Group Flight documents are in order for them to enter the countries listed below as visitors.
We have negotiated a group flight As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens only require a
to Graz (via Vienna) for students in passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter Austria,
the program. The round-trip Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia or Slovenia.
economy class airfare with Austrian
Airlines is CAD$1332, which Information on entry requirements is available from the embassies/consulates
includes taxes/fees of approximately of each country:
$385. Note that flight taxes/fees • Austria: 445 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, K1N 6M7,
(including fuel surcharges) are ph: 613-789-1444, http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/ottawa/
subject to change. Alternatively, • Bosnia and Herzegovina: 805-130 Albert Street, Ottawa, K1P 5G4,
students may make their own travel ph: 613-236-0028, http://www.bhembassy.ca
arrangements. • Croatia: 918 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, L4Y 2B8, ph: 905-277-9051,
http://ca.mfa.hr
Departure date from Toronto: • Serbia: 377 Spadina Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5P 2V7,
Saturday, May 21 (arrive May 22) www.gktoronto.com
Return date from Graz: Monday, • Slovenia: 150 Metcalfe Street Suite 2200, Ottawa, K2P 1P1, ph: 613-565-
June 20 5781, http://ottawa.embassy.si/en

Transportation between the Graz Health and Safety


airport and the arranged Due to the threat from unmarked landmines and unexploded ordnance, in
accommodation will be provided. Bosnia and Herzegovina, and parts of Croatia and Serbia, students should keep
To receive a seat on this flight you to main roads, stay on paved surfaces, avoid abandoned houses and buildings,
must indicate your interest on the and travel only during daylight hours. Students should also avoid large crowds
application form and pay the $100 and demonstrations, as they can turn violent without notice. It is recommended
airfare deposit. that students review the risks associated with travel to this region as provided
on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.
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Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) Cost of Studying in Southeastern Europe
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information about
successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10.
on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged
to attend the in-person Southeastern Europe PDO, at which you will receive a Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT
course syllabus, Student Handbook, and detailed program information (e.g.,
about accommodation, services, facilities, and travel instructions to and from Application Fee 200 Paid to UofT.
the airport). Course Fee 1770 Paid to UofT for one full-year
credit
Southeastern Europe PDO: April 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Mandatory UofT 145 Estimate (based on 2010
Incidental Fees part-time summer fees).
Accommodation 1260 Paid for housing in Seggau Castle
(with room + board), and hotel in
Graz (with breakfast).
Field Trips 1100 Includes transportation and
accommodation (where applicable)
for all field trips, including hotels
in Bosnia and Herzegovina/
Croatia (with breakfast + lunch).
Sub-total $4475

Other/Estimated Fees
Airfare 1332 Group flight rate arranged by the
University of Toronto.
Meals 500 For all meals not included with the
accommodation above.
Medical Travel Insurance Variable Students must provide proof of
medical travel insurance.
Miscellaneous Expenses Variable All students should budget for
personal miscellaneous expenses
(e.g., travel, gifs).
Sub-total $1832*

Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$6307*

*This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance. Overall program
cost will vary if your flight is arranged independently.

Payment Deadlines
The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee and airfare deposit ...................………….due March 1, 2011
• All remaining fees: airfare balance, course and accommodation fee,
course field trip fee, refundable damage deposit............due March 25, 2011

Financial Assistance
The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
further details please refer to page 130.
• Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
(four awards at $3000 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
• Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
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Science >> India, South Africa, Switzerland
or Taiwan
Abroad This exciting new program will allow science students to complete a research course
at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will
collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global
nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to
relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course
credit that will count towards their degree requirements.

IMPORTANT: Space in this program is limited to approximately 2-6


students per location. Interested students are advised to apply by the March
1 deadline. Students must submit a separate application and application fee
for each of the locations they wish to be considered for. Applicants will be
requested to answer a one-page questionnaire and may be invited to come for
an interview. Students will be selected on the basis of their overall application,
not a first-come first-served basis.

India: Astrophysics
Early May to mid-July, 2011 including preparatory readings and
discussions in Toronto (11 weeks)
Final dates will be determined once the research schedule has been set in early 2011.

The National Centre for Radio


Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research is a
leading centre for research in a wide
range of areas in astronomy and
astrophysics. NCRA built and operates
the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
(GMRT), the world’s largest array of
radio telescopes at metre
wavelengths. The effect is that of a
single gigantic dish 25 kilometres in
diameter, which is well-suited to find
the first objects in the universe. A
major challenge is the optimal
observing strategy, and dealing with
man-made interference.

As part of the program, students will


engage in a hands-on approach to
understand the astronomical and
man-made challenges. Students will
use the technologies available at the
facility to detect, seek out, and eliminate sources of radio interference. Students
will earn an AST398Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree requirements.

Students will work and live at the GMRT facility, which is located about 80 km
north of Pune in India. Although the facility is isolated, a shuttle is available to
the village of Narayangaon, which is about 10 km west of GMRT. Basic services
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are available in Narayangaon such as an optician, doctor, market, movie
theatre, and restaurant. The shuttle runs approximately every 90 minutes from
6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


This program is open to all science students who have completed at least
8.5 credits and no more than 14 credits by the time the program begins.
Participants must have completed courses in Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics
or related science disciplines or have permission from the instructor.

Students should be interested in using technical devices/instruments in their


research.

Applicants may be invited for an interview.

Accommodations and Meals


Housing is available on the GMRT campus for the cost of approximately
CAD$110 for the duration of the program. Most rooms are double occupancy,
and have a private washroom. Internet connections are available in the rooms.

There is a meal plan offered for CAD$135 for the duration of the program.
Please note that the food will be mostly Indian with many vegetarian options.

Entry Requirements for Visitors to India


All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available The program will begin with a reading list and one week preparatory course in
from the Indian Visa and Consular Service Centre, Unit 102-939 Eglinton Avenue Toronto with the instructor, Prof. Susan Pfeiffer. Each student will take responsibility
East, Toronto, Ontario M4G 4E8, ph: 416-900-1160, http://in.vfsglobal.ca. for archaeologically derived human tissue samples, which they will be analyzing at
UCT using stable light isotope technology to help reconstruct the diet, climate and
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens need a Tourist food webs of prehistoric Ontario.
Visa and a passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter India
as a visitor. Visas need to be obtained prior to arrival in India and can be applied From May 30 to June 3, students will take a five-day course at UCT comprised
for from the Consular Office in Toronto and should be applied for well in of intensive lecture and laboratory sessions. Stable light isotope analysis is one
advance of departure. Citizens of other countries may have other requirements. of the key tools in the study of ancient and modern environments and climates,
because it allows precise tracing and quantification of change. This course
Costs of Science Abroad in India introduces students to the principles of stable light isotope approaches, outlines
A breakdown of the program costs for this program is outlined on page 128. the history of the field and applications of the major light isotopes in the life
and earth sciences.

Students will train and be supervised in lab work at UCT from June 6 to the end
of June, generating data from the Ontario samples. The exploration of Southern
South Africa: Biological Anthropology/Archaeology African archaeology, ecology and palaeoclimate that began during the UCT
course will be continued through local and regional field trips, as weather
May 23-June 30, 2011 including 1 week of preparatory lectures in Toronto permits.
(6 weeks)
The meetings of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists
This program will take place at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a world (ASAPA) will be taking place in Swaziland from July 1- 6 and would be a suitable
renowned English speaking institution with over 21,000 students located at the capping experience for students. Attending the conference is optional and
foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape students must make their own travel arrangements. Students may also wish to
Town, the legislative capital of South Africa. visit the Cradle of Humankind (in Gauteng) and other anthropologically
significant locales during their time in South Africa. Travel planning assistance is
Students will be placed in the Stable Light Isotope Laboratory within the available on the UCT campus.
Archeometry Research Unit in the Archaeology Department at UCT and will
earn an ANT396Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree requirements.
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Switzerland: Physics
Instructor: Dr. Susan Pfeiffer is a professor at U of T and a research associate at May 2 to August 19, 2011 including two weeks in Toronto before and
the University of Cape Town. Her research concentrates on reconstructing the
conditions of life from characteristics of bones and teeth, where she is especially after lab work at CERN (16 weeks)
interested in newer methods that focus at the tissue level, such as
biomechanical modeling and histology. She pursues research questions in ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
southern Ontario, and in southern Africa, seeking to understand diverse CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s
subsistence adaptations. largest and most respected centres for research in particle physics. Seven UofT
professors are among the scientists conducting research there, leading a group
Eligibility and Selection Criteria of approximately 25 UofT researchers on ATLAS. The experiment is recreating
Applicants should have at least some basic knowledge of physical sciences, the conditions at the birth of the Universe and will bring us closer to a more
including chemistry. Undergraduate courses in biological anthropology, complete understanding of the subatomic structure of our world.
archaeological science, and/or ecology are recommended.
In this program, students will work on a project analyzing Large Hadron Collider
All applicants with an appropriate background will be invited for an interview. data under the supervision of one of the senior scientists in the group. Students
will earn a PHY398Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree requirements.
Accommodations and Meals
A maximum of six students will participate in this program and The course will begin with a week in Toronto, followed by up to 12 weeks working
accommodations will be reserved at a local hostel in Observatory, a student in the laboratory at CERN, and finally two concluding weeks back in Toronto
area that is a five minute drive to UCT. Provided that six students participate, where students will complete their final
they will be the only guests staying in a four bedroom house with small private report.
garden, fully fitted kitchen, and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with
bath/shower). The hostel charges approximately CAD$1 for 20 minutes of Eligibility and Selection
computer and Internet use. Alternatively, the hostel has wi-fi. Criteria
Students must have a strong interest in
Based on six U of T student occupancy, the cost of a double room for the physical sciences, be comfortable
duration of the program would be approximately CAD$915. working with advanced software (no
specific programming language is
For a single room, the cost would be approximately CAD$1455. required, but knowledge of c and/or c++
will be of benefit) and have a minimum
The reserved house has two single rooms and two double rooms. Please CGPA of 3.0.
indicate your preference on the application.
Applicants may be asked to attend an
If fewer than six students participate, it is possible that students would share interview.
bathroom or kitchen facilities with other visitors at the hostel.
Accommodations and Meals
Students should budget approximately CAD$825 for meals based on an Accommodation will be arranged and
estimate of $25/day for self-prepared and purchased meals. provided by the ATLAS/Toronto research
group, either on-site in one of CERN’s
Entry Requirements for Visitors to South Africa hostels, or off-site in an apartment, hostel
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel or motel. Meals are normally purchased
documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available at one of the cafeterias on the CERN site
from the South African Consulate General, 110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite and would be the responsibility of the
600, Toronto ON, M2N 6Y8, ph: 416-944-8825, http://www.sacgtoronto.com. student. Students should budget
approximately CAD$3800 for meals and
As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens need a various expenses.
passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter South
Africa as a visitor for up to three months. Citizens of other countries may have Entry Requirements for Visitors to Switzerland
other requirements. All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents
are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available from the
Costs of Science Abroad in South Africa Consulate General of Switzerland, 154 University Avenue, Suite 601, Toronto ON,
A breakdown of the program costs for this program is outlined on page 128. M5H 3Y9, ph: 416-593-5371,
http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home.html

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As of the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens may be
required to obtain a Visa prior to departure. Students are advised to contact the
Swiss Consulate in Toronto upon admission to the program to ensure they have
the appropriate documents. Citizens of other countries may have other
requirements.

Costs of Science Abroad in Switzerland


A breakdown of the program costs for this program is outlined on page 128.

Taiwan: Human Biology


July 1 – August 31, 2011 (9 weeks)

This program takes place in the College of Biological Science and Technology at
the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. NCTU is a top
research university with more than 10,000 students and is located at the centre
of Hsinchu Science Park (the “Silicon Valley” of Asia). More than 40% of the At the time of publication (December 2010), Canadian citizens may require a
engineers and CEOs in this area are NCTU alumni. Visitor’s Visa in order to enter Taiwan for between one and three months as well
as a passport with at least six months validity remaining. Citizens of other
Students will be encouraged to run a small research project under the countries may have other requirements.
instruction of the lab supervisor. In each laboratory, students will have the
opportunity to learn the techniques required for the specific research project. Costs of Science Abroad in Taiwan
Students will earn a HMB396Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree A breakdown of the program costs for this program is outlined on page 128.
requirements.

Researchers at NCTU are currently working in the areas of cellular and


molecular biology, signal transduction, neuroscience, microbiology and Flight Arrangements for Science Abroad Programs
infectious diseases, cancer research, immunology, bioinformatics, system There are no group flights for the Science Abroad programs. Students must make
biology, computational biology, nano-biotechnology, nano-medicine and drug their own travel arrangements. Flight dates should accord with the program dates.
delivery, cellular imaging, bio-electronics and bio-fuel.
In the case of the program in Switzerland, the ATLAS/Toronto group will cover
Eligibility and Selection Criteria the cost of airfare to and from Geneva.
This program is open to Human Biology students.
Applicants may be invited for an interview. Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)
All students admitted to the Science Abroad program are required to
Accommodations and Meals successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice
Students can choose to stay in a dormitory in the Kuang-Fu campus of the on international health and safety issues. Students must also attend the in-
National Chiao Tung University. There will be four students per room. The person Science Abroad PDO, at which you will receive a course syllabus,
residences are either all male or all female. Effort will be made to place UofT Student Handbook, and detailed program information. Attendance at this
students together, but rooms may be shared with other international students PDO is mandatory for all participants in the Science Abroad program.
or with Taiwanese students. The approximate cost for accommodation in the
dormitory is CAD$170 for the duration of the program. Science Abroad PDO: April 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

There are three cafeterias on campus. The average cost is CAD$3 -$4 per meal.
Students should budget about CAD$600 for meals.

Entry Requirements for Visitors to Taiwan


All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel
documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from
the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto, 151 Yonge Street,
Suite 501, Toronto ON, M5C 2W7, ph: 416-369-9030,
http://www.roc-taiwan.org/ca.

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Cost of Science Abroad Programs
A breakdown of the program costs is outlined below. Further information Payment Deadlines
about the course fee and incidental fees is available on page 10. The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
Mandatory Costs Paid to UofT • Application fee .................................................………….due March 1, 2011
• Course and incidental fees, accommodation fees (South Africa only)
India South Switzerland Taiwan ..........................................................................................due April 8, 2011
Africa
Application 200 200 200 200 Financial Assistance
Fee The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For
further details please refer to page 130.
Course Fee 1034 1034 1034 1034 Paid for • Summer Abroad Bursary • John Browne Award
one full-year (four awards at $3000 each) • Dora and Al Track Travel Award
credit.
• Rose Patten International Program • Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
Mandatory 145 145 145 145 Estimate Award (four awards at $1000 each) • OSAP
UofT based on
Incidental 2010
Fees part-time
summer fees.
Sub-total $1379 $1379 $1379 $1379

Other/Estimated Costs:
Airfare 1420 1750 Paid for by 2190 Estimate.
ATLAS/ Students must
Toronto arrange their
group own travel to
and from the
host site.
Residence 110 915 Paid for by 170 Estimate.
ATLAS/ Based on
Toronto double room
group (except for
Taiwan, which
is based on
four students
to a room).
Paid on site,
except for
South Africa.
Meals 135 825 3800 600 Estimate.
Paid on-site.
Medical Variable Variable Variable Variable Students
Travel must provide
Insurance proof of
medical
travel
insurance.
Miscellaneous Variable Variable Variable Variable All students
Expenses should
budget for
personal
miscellaneous
expenses (e.g.,
travel, gifts).
Sub-total $3044 $4869 $5179 $4339
Approximate TOTAL program cost: CAD$3044-5179*
*This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance.
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Financial Assistance Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Award
Student Loans Preference for this award is given to students enrolled in a program in German or
Students who participate in the Summer Abroad programs are eligible to apply for European Studies on the St. George campus.
OSAP or financial aid from their home province (just as they would be when Program Amount # of Awards
taking a UofT summer course in Toronto). For more information, consult the Office
of Admissions and Awards at http://www.adm.utoronto.ca or 416-978-2190. Germany up to $5000 11

Please note that students who will receive OSAP for the summer may NOT defer Rose Patten International Program Award
payment of their Summer Abroad fees. OSAP payments will not arrive until a course A senior vice-president of Human Resources at BMO and chair of Governing Council
has actually begun, and the Summer Abroad fees are due in full well before this time. at the University of Toronto, Rose Patten is interested in providing opportunities for
individuals to have access to education and advancement opportunities. The
Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries recipient of this award must be a Woodsworth College student.
Awards listed below are for UofT students only. There may be other scholarships
and bursaries offered by government, university and private agencies. You should Program Amount # of Awards
inquire at your academic program office, department, college, or faculty for All Summer Abroad Programs $1000 4
further information. Also, please note that international students pay the same
fees as domestic students for the Summer Abroad programs. Summer Abroad Bursary
Applicants must have completed at least 4.0 UofT credits by the end of the fall
Awards Administered through the Woodsworth Summer term (Dec 2010), with a minimum CGPA of 2.0. Preference is given to students
Abroad Office who haven’t received other scholarship awards.
The application deadline for awards offered through the Summer Abroad office
is February 4 (both award and summer program application must be The following chart outlines the maximum number of awards that may be
submitted by this date). Application forms are available at distributed to applicants who meet the award criteria. If there an insufficient
http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca (click on “Cost & Financial Aid”). number of applications submitted, not all awards will be given out.
With the exception of the Anne Lawrence Scholarship, all award decisions are Program Amount # of Awards
made on the basis of both academic merit and demonstrated financial need
(preference will be given to undergraduate students who qualify for OSAP or Australia $4000 4
other Canadian government financial assistance at the time of their application). Central Europe $3000 8
Recipients must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and have resided
in Ontario for at least 12 months prior to the award being made. China (Hong Kong) $500-$4500 Several

Anne Lawrence Memorial Scholarship China (Shanghai & Beijing) $2500 3


This award was generously donated by Mr. Lawrence in honour of his late wife,
Ecuador Ecuador $4000 7
and is for St. Michael’s College students who have completed at least one full
credit (1.0 FCEs) in French studies beyond Grade 12. To apply, students must England $3750 10
submit a brief letter to the Professional & International Programs office stating how
they would benefit from the summer abroad program in Tours. Award decisions France $2500 8
will be based on academic merit and an acceptable letter of less than 250 words.
Germany $2500 3
Program Amount # of Awards India $3000 4
France $3500 1
Italy $3000 10
Dr. Stanley Ho Scholarships / Dr. Sam and Dr. Doris Lau Scholarships
Jordan $3000 5
These two scholarships were generously (and separately) donated by:
• Dr. Stanley Ho, a Hong Kong businessman and noted philanthropist. Kenya Kenya $3500 3
• Dr. Doris Lau, a renowned independent financier, and former Managing Director
and Senior Vice President of Nesbitt Burns Inc.; and Dr. Sam Lau, a physician. Southeastern Europe $3000 4

The scholarships are awarded to second and third year undergraduate degree Science Abroad $3000 6
students (must have completed at least 4.0 and no more than 13.5 credits by
the end of the 2010 summer session). Preference is given to students who have
never been to Hong Kong or China.
Program Amount # of Awards
China (Hong Kong) $500 to $4500 Several
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Hans Karl Lücke Bursary All applicants should also arrange for a letter of recommendation to be supplied
Professor Lücke taught in the Siena program for a number of years. This award was by their academic supervisor.
created in his honour through the generosity of a number of alumni. Deadline for applications: February 1, 2011.

Program Amount # of Awards Program Amount # of Awards


Italy $1500 1 Central Europe $1500 2

Laura & Sandro Forconi Award Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia-Pacific Studies
This award was endowed by Dr. Alex Waugh in honour of Laura and Sandro Forconi This award is given to undergraduate Arts & Science students who are pursuing
for their ongoing involvement in the Siena Program (which Dr. Waugh was study or research related to the Asia-Pacific region, based on demonstrated
instrumental in establishing). financial need and academic merit. Applications must be submitted directly to
Arts & Science by March 15. Further information is available from
Program Amount # of Awards http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/graduate/schps/scholarships-with-a-
Italy $3500 1 march-15-deadline.

Maria & Giuseppe Settino Award Program Amount


This award was created in honour of Maria and Giuseppe Settino by their family China (Hong Kong)
and friends. China (Shanghai & Beijing) Varies
Program Amount # of Awards Japan
Italy $1000 1
St. George’s Society Award
John Browne Award This award is for study in the United Kingdom through a UofT program and is
This award was established by friends and colleagues of John Browne on the open only to students in Trinity, Victoria, or Massey College.
occasion of his retirement from the University and in recognition of his term as
Acting Principal of Woodsworth College. The recipient of this award must be a Program Amount
Woodsworth College student. England Varies

Program Amount # of Awards


Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
All Summer Abroad Programs $700 1 This award is given to undergraduate Arts & Science students based on
demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Applications must be
Dora and Al Track Award submitted directly to Arts & Science by March 15. Further information is
This award was generously donated by Barbara and Norman Track in honour of available from http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/graduate/schps/
their parents. The recipient must be a Woodsworth College student with a scholarships-with-a-march-15-deadline.
minimum CGPA of 3.0.
Program Amount
Program Amount # of Awards All Summer Abroad Programs Varies
All Summer Abroad Programs $1000 1
Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship (OIEOS)
The OIEOS is a Government of Ontario funded program which allows students
Additional Awards to complete part of their academic program abroad. This is a one-time-only
The following awards are not administered through the Summer Abroad office, scholarship which provides financial support for academic study, a work term or
and are all contingent on adequate funding. Please check with the relevant a co-op placement outside of Canada for a period of four weeks or longer.
offices for further information.
To be eligible for this award you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent
Stephen & Stephanie Balogh Family Foundation Award resident or protected person. The award is valued at $1250 (for a period of
This award supports undergraduate student exchange or program related travel four to eight weeks) or $2500 (for periods of eight weeks or longer). Further
to Hungary on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants must information is available online at
be enrolled in at least one course offered by the Hungarian Studies Program in http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Going/Funding/CIE-Funding.htm
the 2010 – 2011 academic year. For a list of eligible courses, please see
www.utoronto.ca/hungarian. Applied Science & Engineering Awards
The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has an extensive list of in-course
Each applicant is asked to write a letter of approximately one to two pages to scholarships and bursaries available to students, some of which are based on
the Coordinator of the Hungarian Studies Program indicating the nature and academic achievement while others have additional criteria. Students should
purpose of the research, exchange or study program along with details as to consult the Academic Calendar for more information.
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participants in the Summer Abroad programs. We have listed their names property damage, expense and other loss, delay or inconvenience, course
beside the page number(s) where their photos appear. Thanks to everyone who cancellation or curtailment, poor road and transportation systems, tropical or
has sent us pictures over the years! other diseases, exposure to wildlife, medical facilities of a lower standard than what
Main cover photo: R. Yoong, Central Europe 2010 might be expected in Canada, weather, illness, political disturbances, terrorism,
Front cover (large): A. Chau, Southeastern Europe, 2010 motor vehicle accidents, transportation problems, tribal violence, failure to
Front cover (small): L. Bolta, Ecuador 2008 perform on the part of travel agents, airlines or excursions companies, problems
Back cover (large): J. O’Shaughnessy, Hong Kong 2005 relating to customs, immigration or visa requirements.
Back cover (small): D. Kwan, Jordan 2010
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO and WOODSWORTH COLLEGE, their officers,
8, 45, 46 (bottom) – A. Kour, 80 – L. Shulman, Italy 2009 employees, agents and assigns (“the University”) do not assume any liability and
Ecuador 2010 81 – R. Melliza, Italy 2010 shall not be responsible in any way for any loss, death, injury or damage to persons
9, 24 – R. Yoong 82 – E. Graci, Italy 2010 or property or for any illness, accident, sickness, cancellation, delay, alteration,
10 – L. Meng, England 2008 83 – J. Chu, Italy 2010 inconvenience, expense, damages or otherwise suffered or incurred by any person
11- S. Liao, England 2008 84, 85 – A. Kour, Italy 2010 in connection with this program, the courses, travel or accommodation
13 – C. McFarlane, Australia 2010 86 – M. Heimaa, Italy 2010 arrangements or any portion thereof. Participants will be required to WAIVE ANY
14, 15, 16 – A. White, Australia 2010 87 – M. Yu, Italy 2008 AND ALL CLAIMS and hold harmless and indemnify the University from any and
20 – S. Zhang, Central Europe 2010 88 – A. Kour, Italy 2010 all liability which may arise out of their participation EXCEPT to the extent caused
28 – Y. Gu, China (HK), 2009 92, 93, 94 – E. Hong, Japan 2010 by the sole negligence of the University.
31, 32 – R. Shamshudin, 96, 99, 101 Prof. D. Foran,
Hong Kong 2010 Jordan 2008
32 – R. Shamshudin, 98 – N. Shaikh, Jordan 2010 Questions?
Hong Kong 2010 100 – R. Yip, Jordan 2010 Contact: Professional & International Programs Office
33 – L. Kozachenko, China (HK), 2007 102 – A. Long, Jordan 2010 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto
35 – W. Zhi, Hong Kong 2010 103 – D. Kwan, Jordan 2010 119 St. George Street, 3rd Floor
38 – R. Singh, China: Shanghai 2010 104 – C. Cheung, Kenya 2009 Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A9
40 – N. Qureshi, China (Shanghai), 106, 109 – E. Lymburner, Kenya 2010 Phone: 416-978-8713
2009 107 – Prof. E. King, Kenya 2008 Fax: 416-946-3516
42 – L. Bolta, Ecuador 2008 108, 110 – S. Nyakamaste, E-mail: summer.abroad@utoronto.ca
43, 46 (top) – J. Shiller, Ecuador 2010 Kenya 2010 Website: http://www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca
44 – S. Jeganmohan, Ecuador 2010 111 – L. Fischer, Kenya 2009
48 – S. Brown, Summer Abroad staff 114 – M. Bae, Southeastern Europe
50 – S. Provato, England 2010 2010
51 – C. Fung, England 2010 115 – A. Chu, Southeastern Europe
52 – A. Wang, England 2010 2010
53, 55 – C. Wang, England 2010 116, 117 – B. Gospic, Southeastern
56 – K. Derry, Summer Abroad staff Europe 2010
59, 61 – T. Parming, France 2010 118 – A. Chau, Southeastern Europe
60 – P. Phokeev, France 2010 2010
62 – S. Gallah, France 2010 124 – A. Frith
66, 71 – J. Aufricht, Germany 2009 125 – G. Danielsen
67, 68 – P. Petersen, Germany 2010 129 – A. Nieman
69 – A. Hu, Germany 2009 135 – M. Aglipay, France 2010
72 – P. Cottrell, Woodsworth Staff
73, 74, 75, 122 – Y. Ali,
Summer Abroad Staff

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Notes

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