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SUMMER GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Imagine studying online at a global institution for 1-5 weeks this summer, learning about yourself and the world while earning academic credits or CCR… Yes, you can! This incredible opportunity is open to all Humber students!

Broaden your worldview and perspective; develop attractive career skills to set you apart in a global economy, and network with students and staff from around the world. When you take a global virtual course, you have the opportunity to explore another culture, language, or subject right from home! As part of your online experience, you will get to take part in a Humber virtual pre-departure session, communicate with Humber students in our online group, and receive valuable career advice in our Career and Professional Development workshop.

Parul University Program video

Watch this video produced by Quinton Vass, Bachelor of Film and Media Production student, about his unforgettable experience in the 2016 summer program at Parul University in India.

otago polytechnical - new zealand trip with female student

Watch this video to see the unforgettable experience students had in the 2017 summer program at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand!

GLOBAL ONLINE LEARNING BURSARY

Humber is pleased to offer a Global Online Learning Bursary to support students who are completing an online global learning opportunity abroad. This bursary will provide all eligible students with financial support for the full cost of the registration fee! All students eligible for a summer opportunity will be eligible to receive the bursary. Details on how to apply for the bursary will be sent after your application is reviewed.

TESTIMONIAL

“Despite everything being online, I feel a strong connection with my teachers and classmates and always feel excited to attend class with students all across the world. This has enriched my life more, and has helped me build stronger work skills in fields that I am directly interested in."

Tristan C. – Bachelor of Music – Guitar, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
Kansai Gaidai University Online Semester, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

Tristan C

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

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Following is a step-by-step guide to apply for a Summer Global Opportunity.

Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to studyabroad@humber.ca.

To be nominated for a Summer Global Opportunity, students must:

  • Be in Good Academic Standing (Diploma/Advanced Diploma: min CGPA of 60%; Degree: min CGPA of 65%);
  • Submit an Application Form and Letter of Intent.
  • Submit a Grade Report to studyabroad@humber.ca

Only completed applications will be considered.

Deadline to apply for all summer opportunities is April 16, 2021!

STEP 1

Find Your Potential Host Institutions

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STEP 2

Complete Application and Letter of Intent

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STEP 3

Submit your Application

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1. Identify Potential Host Institutions

Humber Global is pleased to offer virtual opportunities at four of our partner schools around the world this summer! Keep reading below to see which opportunity is best for you. Each institution offers different courses to choose from, so be sure to read through all of your options. Please note, each institution has it’s own application form.

Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand - Online

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Otago Polytechnic is a leader in high quality, career-focused education with some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand. Otago is dedicated to sustainability and committed to making a difference to the environment.

Dates: June 8 – July 2, 2021
Time: TBD. 150 total learning hours.
One course available
Cost: $700 USD *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!

Sustainability and BiCulturalism

Enhance your intercultural competency and make friendships and connections around the world! Learn more about Sustainability and Biculturalism while you critically reflect on internal and external factors that impact your personal identity and your own professional practice. Acquire the tools to contribute to ecologically healthy and socially responsive environments through examining the bicultural landscape of New Zealand!

Pending Eligibility for Humber Elective Credit
Earn transfer credit to satisfy GNED courses (diploma) or lower level breadth elective courses (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College. Your eligibility to receive credit will be assessed after you have applied. Please note, Humber charges a $25 transfer credit fee per course, upon completion (this is not covered by the bursary). Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2021 semester.

Apply Now for Otago!  

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland - Online

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Make memories and friendships for life while you experience JAMK's multicultural learning environment with students and faculty from all around the world! Courses are designed to challenge and inspire you in your studies that include lectures, individual assignments, group work and presentations in the virtual classroom.

Dates: June 7 – June 23, 2021
Time: The courses run as follows:

  • 7 - 10 June from Monday to Thursday
  • 14 - 17 June from Monday to Thursday
  • 21 - 23 June from Monday to Wednesday

Cost: €100 Euros *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!
Courses: *Please apply through Humber and not through the JAMK website.

Psychology for Business Management
Time: 9:00am – 10:15am EDT.

Course Description  

Global Team Leadership
Time: 7:30am – 8:45am EDT.

Course Description  

In order to be eligible for one Humber Elective Credit, you must combine both Psychology for Business Management and Global Team Leadership.
Earn transfer credit to satisfy GNED courses (diploma) or lower level breadth elective courses (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College. Your eligibility to receive credit will be assessed after you have applied. Please note, Humber charges a $25 transfer credit fee per course, upon completion (this is not covered by the bursary). Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2021 semester.

Apply Now for JAMK!  

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom - Online

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Experience week-long courses that will explore themes such as finance, mathematics, engineering, psychology, law, public health, and leadership and sustainability. It won’t all be work though! Alongside your academic programme, you will have a range of opportunities to engage socially. You’ll get an insight into Nottingham life and English culture, and a programme of meet-ups and social activities to connect with students from across the world.

Dates: July 5 – July 9 (1 week)
Time: TBD. Daily.
Cost: £100 Pounds *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!

All courses pending eligibility for CCR. Learn more here. Not eligible for Humber Transfer Credit.

Choose one of 6 courses.
*Please apply through Humber and not through the NTU website.

  • Financial Markets and Investment Analysis
  • Sociology of Global Health & Development
  • Financial Mathematics
  • The Transformational Leader and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Psychology of Positive Human Functioning
  • English Legal System and Applied Skills

Please find all course descriptions here!  

Apply Now for NTU!  

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan - Online

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Expand your global horizons in an exciting virtual course at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan! During your KGU course, you will be challenged academically in a global classroom and get to engage in fun social and cultural activities along the way! The Asian Studies Program has almost 50 years of experience teaching Japanese language and culture for students from overseas. Over 600 students have participated in the virtual program in the 2020-21 academic year.

Choose 1 of 2 courses:

Intro to Japanese Culture
Date: June 18 – July 16, 2021 (5 weeks)
Time: Fridays, 9:45pm – 11:15pm EDT.
Cost: Approx. $170 CAD *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!

Both courses eligible for CCR. Learn more here. Not eligible for Humber Transfer Credit.

This course introduces students to methods for observing and understanding another culture. Using these methods, students will learn some of the key values and beliefs that constitute Japanese culture, as well as make comparisons to their own cultural values. Although a non credit course, the course is designed to be interactive with students actively engaged in class discussions based on selected readings from Learning to Bow, Inside the Heart of Japan and The Japanese Mind. Students will submit a short reflective essay at the end of the course on what they have learned about Japanese culture. Students will receive a non-credit e-certificate upon successful completion.

Let’s Begin Learning Japanese
Date: June 14 – July 2, 2021 (3 weeks)
Time: Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00pm – 9:30pm EDT.
Cost: Approx. $170 CAD *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!

All courses pending eligibility for CCR. Learn more here. Not eligible for Humber Transfer Credit.

This course is for anyone who wants to begin learning Japanese! No prior knowledge of Japanese is required. During the three weeks, we will learn basic greetings and how to hold very short conversations on topics such as a self introduction, hobbies, your daily life, etc. We will focus mainly on speaking in this course, but a brief introduction to the Japanese writing system will be given as well. Let’s begin learning Japanese and have fun exploring the language and culture of Japan this summer! Students will receive a non-credit e-certificate upon successful completion.

Apply Now for KGU!  

Algebra University College, Croatia - Online

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There is no better way to spend your summer than charting the new digital frontiers and there is no better place to do that than at Algebra! Plug into the digital future alongside peers from around the globe. Students who join this program will have a chance to attend exclusive virtual lectures organized by Algebra’s partner companies that are leading global industry players.

Date: July 4 – July 24, 2021
Time: TBD. Daily.
Cost: €1,200 Euros *Covered by the Global Online Learning Bursary!
Course: Artificial Intelligence
*Please apply through Humber and not the Algebra website.

Course Description  

Eligible for Humber Elective Credit. Earn transfer credit to satisfy GNED courses (diploma) or lower level breadth elective courses (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College. Your eligibility to receive credit will be assessed after you have applied. Please note, Humber charges a $25 transfer credit fee per course, upon completion (this is not covered by the bursary). Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2021 semester.

Apply Now for Algebra!  

2. Complete Application and Letter of Intent

Please find each application form under each corresponding institution.

Each application form will request a Letter of Intent. Your answer should be max. 400 words and should address at least two of the following:

  • How the summer program will enrich your studies at Humber.
  • How the global opportunity will positively contribute to your personal and professional goals.
  • How you plan to be successful in the courses offered at the host institution.
  • How your global opportunity will help to bring an international/global perspective to Humber.

All applicants are required to be in Good Academic Standing. Applicants must submit a copy of the unofficial transcript/Academic Progress downloaded or printed from MyHumber at the time of application. You can access your Grade Report from MyHumber.

3. Submit Your Application

Congratulations! You are ready to submit your application to a Summer Global Opportunity. Please submit your completed Application with the Letter of Intent to the application below:

Apply Now for Otago!  
Apply Now for JAMK!  
Apply Now for Nottingham Trent University!  
Apply Now for Kansai Gaidai University!  
Apply Now for Algebra!  

Please access your Grade Report from MyHumber and email a copy of your grade report to studyabroad@humber.ca

Questions?

Erin Cole
International Mobility Coordinator
studyabroad@humber.ca

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