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Application Deadline Extended to March 6, 2022!

SUMMER ABROAD

Ready to take your learning experience to the next level, or the next continent? Imagine studying abroad for 1-4 weeks this summer, learning about yourself and the world while earning academic credits or Co-Curricular Record. This incredible opportunity is for you!

What is a Summer Abroad?

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. Alongside the opportunity to explore another culture, language, or subject.

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

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Watch this video capturing Humber students in New Zealand at Otago Polytechnic for a Summer Global Opportunity.

Student Summer Experience


“I thoroughly enjoyed participating in summer exchange as a way to broaden my perspectives, make friends in previously unfamiliar places, learn from amazing professors, and experience life in a different country. The summer program was super relevant to what I study in school as a student in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. We covered topics like team leadership, creativity management, and global destination branding, which have all informed my understanding and application of concepts into my work and program. I was also able to meet wonderful students who share a passion for travel and learning new things.  One of the highlights of being in Finland in the summertime was the endless sun, walking around a park at midnight like it was only the afternoon."

Ella
Bachelor of Creative Advertising
JAMK Summer Global Opportunity Participant

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What Are The Costs?

Each program will vary in cost, and you can see the different program fees in the outlines below. Please see each program below for a breakdown of the associated costs. For a summer program, you are typically required to cover the cost of the program fee, accommodations - unless otherwise indicated, flights, and general day-to-day expenses while abroad.

What’s Not Included in the Program Fees?

  • Round trip airfare (book your own flights)
  • Accommodation - unless otherwise indicated
  • Activity fees outside those included in the program itinerary
  • Incidentals, spending money, including food
  • Baggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Students who are not Canadian citizens may be required to apply for an entry visa
  • Humber transfer credit fees ($25.00 per course, upon completion)

Up to $2,500 Bursary Available!

We really want students to take advantage of this amazing experience; in fact, we even have a Humber’s Study Abroad/International Mobility Bursary of up to $2,500! All students are invited to apply for the bursary upon nomination to their summer program and almost every student will receive funding toward their experience based on the length of your program and financial need.

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Funding is made possible in part to by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program. For eligible students — specifically Indigenous students, students from low-income backgrounds and those with disabilities, additional funding is available for your experience.

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Am I Eligible?

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, Letter of Intent, and Unofficial Grade Report from MyHumber (more details below)! 

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 6, 2022

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How Do I Apply? 

Step 1: Choose Your Program

Humber Global is pleased to offer global summer opportunities at five of our partner schools around the world this summer! Opportunities vary by length, cost and credits available. Keep reading below to see which opportunity is right for you.

Finland: JAMK University of Applied Sciences

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Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Program: Leadership, Service Design and Communication
Dates: June 3 – June 23 (3 weeks)
Program Fee: € 690
Bursary: up to $1,500 CAD
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

About:
Start your once-in-a-lifetime adventure and join the exceptional international group of students and faculty for a three-week Summer School program in the heart of Finland. You will make unforgettable memories and friendships for life!

Finland is one of the Nordic countries and a top performer in education, quality of life and human development. The city of Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland with numerous lakes and scenic nature. JAMK Summer School combines high quality academic content with the opportunity to join co-curricular social activities around the beautiful lake district of Finland. The campus is an energetic, lively and multicultural environment with 8,000 students from over 70 countries.

Which Course Can I Take?
Choose 2 of the following to be combined for one GNED course (diploma) or lower-level breadth elective course (degree) from Humber:

Earn Humber Elective Credit:
Earn transfer credit to satisfy one GNED course (diploma) or lower-level breadth elective course (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Administration/Registration & Course/Academic Programme fees
  • Summer School Office and tutor services
  • 2 nights at Eurohostel in Helsinki 3 June - 5 June 2022
  • Transportation from Helsinki to Jyväskylä on Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Extracurricular activities: Helsinki and Jyväskylä city tours, cruise at lake Päijänne, Traditional Finnish Summer Eve Experience, farewell-party.
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber, and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2022 semester

*Weekend study tours to Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden) and St. Petersburg (Russia) are booked and paid separately.

Accommodation
Approx. Accommodation Fees vary from approx. 576 - 1,404€ Euros for 18 nights depending on the type of room you choose.

JAMK suggests three different accommodation options for you to choose from, including urban hotels and a hostel. There is an option to save on accommodation costs by living with roommates or choosing different room styles.

Want to Learn More? Visit JAMK's Website.

*Please note, you must apply for this program via Humber’s Internal Application Portal. Applications directly to the host institution will not be eligible for nomination to this institution.


Croatia: Algebra International School

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Location: Zagreb and Zadar, Croatia
Program: Algebra International Summer School
Dates: July 3 – July 22 (2.5 weeks)
Program Fee: € 1,800
Bursary: up to $2,500 CAD
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

About:
Get inspired and join the most innovative summer program in Europe. Algebra International Summer School is a three-week program focused on trends in the digital world. Professional curriculum drives interest among students around the world, who will make wonderful memories studying, spending time together and traveling around Croatia

Algebra University College is the largest private educational organization in Republic of Croatia, training more than 15,000 students annually in higher educational and lifelong learning programs. A huge emphasis is placed on the quality of the program, lectures, and professors for students to acquire knowledge necessary for rapidly growing industries based on digital technologies.

Courses Available:

Earn Humber Elective Credit:
Earn transfer credit to satisfy one GNED course (diploma) or lower-level breadth elective course (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Airport pick-up service
  • Some cultural activities may include, quirky museums, historical sightseeing, field trips
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber and normal tuition will be due for Fall 2022 semester

Accommodation
Approx. Accommodation Fee: €600 Euros for three weeks (varies widely depending on your arrangement).

The recommended price for accommodation during the three-week International Summer School program is approximately EUR 600 if you stay at hostels in Zagreb in multiple bed dorms. All premises facilitate the student life to the fullest and allow students to have a unique experience. Most hostels are modern & urban designed, located at the heart of Zagreb.

If you do not wish to stay in the hostel, you can alternatively look for private accommodation on your own. Although prices of private accommodation in Zagreb may vary depending on the city area, the size and amenities that apartments include, we would be happy to assist you in the process of finding a flat by providing helpful links to various rental agencies that offer short-term apartment rental.

Want to Learn More? Visit Algebra’s Website.

*Please note, you must apply for this program via Humber’s Internal Application Portal. Applications directly to the host institution will not be eligible for nomination to this institution.


United Kingdom: Nottingham Trent University

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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Program: 
Global Summer School
Dates: 
July 18 – July 29 (2 weeks)
Program Fee: 
£1,100
Bursary: up to $2,500 CAD
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

About:
Meet students from around the world and learn from NTU’s world-class academics. NTU are offering nine courses on their campuses in Nottingham. All courses will give you the opportunity to learn from Nottingham Trent University academics, experience UK culture and meet other students from around the world.

Teaching at NTU is outstanding and their world-leading research has led to being awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour for a UK university. NTU has won awards for their support, sustainability as well as recent university of the year awards.

Which Course Can I Take?
View all course descriptions.

  • Architecture and Interpretation
  • Drawing as a Journey
  • Cybercrime and Cyber-Security
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • International Fashion Branding and Design
  • Photography and Heritage
  • Writing in the Style of Jane Austen
  • Design and Innovation in Business
  • Model Making for Furniture Design

Earn Humber Co-Curricular Record:
Humber elective credit is not eligible for this program. Upon successful completion, you will be able to register for Humber’s Co-Curricular Record.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Course materials
  • Access to NTU library
  • Use of NTU’s Global Lounge as your Hub with free drinks and snacks
  • NTU’s social and cultural programme
  • A visit to the beautiful city of Oxford
  • Summer School merchandise.
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived at Humber and normal tuition will be due for Fall 2022 semester

Accommodation
Accommodation Fee: £175 - 185 Pounds per week.

You’ll stay in high-quality accommodation in Nottingham city centre:

Gill Street residence, located on the City Campus so you are close to all university activities and just a short walk from Nottingham city centre.

Curzon House is ideally situated in the heart of the city. NTU’s City Campus is just a 15-minute walk away.

Want to Learn More? Visit NTU's Website.

*Please note, you must apply for this program via Humber’s Internal Application Portal. Applications directly to the host institution will not be eligible for nomination to this institution.


Austria: IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences

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Location: Krems, Austria
Program: 
International Business Innovation
Dates: 
July 4 – July 15 (1.5 weeks)
Program Fee: 
€ 490
Bursary: up to $1,500 CAD
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

About:
For two weeks an exclusive group of a maximum of 25 international bachelor students, from IMC’s international partner institutions, non-partner universities, as well as regular IMC students, will jointly attend this intensive short programme.

The participants will have the opportunity to learn how to

  • exploit opportunities for sustainable digital business innovation
  • design customer experiences and develop human-centered business innovations
  • lead corporate change in an effective & systemic manner
  • collaborate across cultures.

The programme includes an enrichment programme with the aim of offering both a high quality academic and intercultural experience in Krems. The IMC Summer School takes place on-site in Austria, on IMC’s Campus Krems. The programme includes social and cultural activities, ranging from a city tour in Krems to a wine tavern visit (Heuriger), as well as social events. The aim is to give visiting students a taste of Austrian and European culture while providing opportunities for networking and socialising.

Earn Humber Elective Credit:
Earn transfer credit to satisfy one GNED course (diploma) or lower-level breadth elective course (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College.
Pending Approval for Humber Elective Credit.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Course materials
  • Lunch on lecture days
  • City tour in Krems
  • Excursion to Wachau valley
  • Welcome, farewell reception and networking dinner
  • International cultural evening (wine tavern)
  • Access to all campus infrastructure, including Wifi on campus and the university’s libraries.
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2022 semester

Accommodation
To give students the flexibility of choice, applicants book the accommodation on their own. IMC Krems will provide recommendations and suggestions for accommodation options. However, participants are not bound to these suggestions. They can choose further accommodation options in Krems.

Want to Learn More? Visit IMC's Website.

*Please note, you must apply for this program via Humber’s Internal Application Portal. Applications directly to the host institution will not be eligible for nomination to this institution.


Denmark: VIA University College

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Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Two Programs Available:
Program: United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Co-Creation
Dates: August 1 – August 26 (4 weeks)
Program Fee: 12,400 DKK *Students receiving elective credit have the course fee waived!
Bursary: up to $1,500
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

For Architectural Technology Students only:
Program: Multi Storey Timber Construction
Dates: August 8 – 26 (3 weeks)
Program Fee: 9,050 DKK
Bursary: up to $2,500 CAD
Please click "Read More" for extra Accommodation Fees

About:
Spend your summer living abroad, learning, and exploring Denmark while earning academic credits. Why join? Get a high level of hands-on education, explore a new and relaxing campus environment, and get to know the beautiful city and culture of Aarhus, Denmark.

VIA University College, located in the central region of Denmark, offers more than 40 programs at eight campuses across the region. VIA is one of Denmark’s largest and most international universities of applied sciences. Through research and development, they make sure that their programs are based on the latest knowledge. They cooperate closely with public and private companies and help develop industries and societal solutions.

View United Nations Program

View Multi Storey Timber Program Page

Earn Humber Elective Credit:
United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Co-Creation: Earn transfer credit to satisfy up to two GNED courses (diploma) or lower-level breadth elective courses (degree) from Humber. Must be approved in advance by Humber College.

Multi Storey Timber Construction: Earn ARC elective (Architectural Technology students only). Must be approved in advance by Humber College.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Social programme including welcome and farewell events (2-3 events per week)
  • Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
  • Personalised graduation certificate
  • Admission fees for any day trips and study excursions
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2022 semester

Accommodation
Approx. Accommodation Fee: 2000 DKK pr. week + mandatory one-time cleaning fee of 750 DKK (varies widely depending on your arrangement).

VIA does not have student residences but we have made arrangements for a discounted price of 2000 DKK pr. week + a mandatory one-time cleaning fee of 750 DKK on a one-room apartment in athome apartments. The apartments are located app. 6 km. from Campus and is in a more industrial area. The light rail and busses to the city center departs close to the apartment complex.

Students are also encouraged to look for themselves in order to secure accommodation as soon as possible after admission. You can find information about possibilities in Aarhus here hotels, hostels, B&B's or campsites.

Want to Learn More? Visit VIA's Website.

*Please note, you must apply for this program via Humber’s Internal Application Portal. Applications directly to the host institution will not be eligible for nomination to this institution.


Florence University of the Arts for FAST Students

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Location: Florence, Italy
Program: 
Italian Renaissance Architecture or Art and Architecture in Florence and Tuscany
Dates: 
June 7 – 23, 2022 or June 28 – July 14, 2022
Program Fee: 
$2,580 USD  
Bursary: up to $2,500 CAD
For Architectural Technology or Interior Decorating Students Only

About:
Florence University of the Arts offers a unique 3 week summer opportunity for students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from two exciting courses and participate in field trips and supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence.

The Art and Architecture in Florence and Tuscany course explores the principal architects and artists, monuments and themes from the 1300-1500 centuries in Italian art and architecture. There will be class time, on-site visits in Florence, topics in theory, urban planning, church and palace design and more.

Italian Renaissance course will explore Renaissance architecture In Florence, Rome, Urbino, Mantua, Verona and Vincenza. Special topics in theory, Medici and papal patronage, and more.

Earn Humber Elective for Architectural Technology or Interior Decorating :
Earn a program credit for students in Architectural Technology or Interior Decorating. Email elizabeth.fenuta@humber.ca for more details.

What is Included in the Program Fee?

  • Social programme
  • Instructional fees
  • Housing in Florence, Italy
  • Admission fees for any study excursions
  • Travel health insurance for the program dates, arranged by Humber
  • Summer tuition fees are waived and normal tuition will be due for the Fall 2022 semester

Accommodation
Included in the program fee – more information regarding residence will be provided to applicants and will be update on this webpage in the next week.


Virtual - Otago Polytechnic Summer Studies

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Location: Virtual (at your home) studying in Dunedin, New Zealand
Program: 
Sustainability and Biculturalism
Dates: 
June 7 – July 1, 2022
Program Fee: 
Free ($750 CAD covered by our Global Learning Bursary) 
Bursary: $750 CAD to cover the program fee

About:
Kia Ora/ Hello, come with us and embark on an intercultural journey to deepen your understanding of the preservation of our natural environment while broadening your cultural awareness through learning about the indigenous tribe of southern New Zealand – Kai Tahu.

How does landscape inform who you are? How important is the natural environment for you? Do you understand the role people and culture have in preserving the environment and helping you understand your own identity? Join students from around the world as we start to unpack these questions and critically reflect on what it means to be us, living in this world currently. This course insightfully supports you to dive into your own and others’ perceptions of self and how you interact with the world. The aim of this course is to improve your connections to people, land, and yourself. You will experience enhanced compassion to others and the Earth, greater self-awareness, heightened self-assurance, preparing you to act for what you believe in.

How will we do this? – Delivery
Students from around the globe will come together to listen and learn from each other. Live and pre-recorded classes from locations in New Zealand will allow you to feel connected to land and people on the other side of the world!

Theme 1: First Nation peoples occupy a unique space in any global village as their cultural practices, knowledge and understanding of the world do not exist in any other place. Learn about the conditions that created contemporary New Zealand society and take advantage of this opportunity to examine and reflect on your own cultural context and the relationships in the places we share.

Theme 2: Nature as a foundation for our growth, safety and wellbeing will be explored through sustainability principles and tools provided to help you understand how you can take real world action for positive change. Once we understand the two themes, we will look at how both sustainability and biculturalism inform, relate, and intersect with one another and how this is relevant to your life.

Want to learn more? Email studyabroad@humber.ca

Step 2: Submit Application and Letter of Intent

You can access the online application form here. The application form will ask you for your first and second choice program. Each application form will request a Letter of Intent. Your answer should be minimum. 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.

Academic Standing

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.

What Happens After I Apply?

The Humber Global team will review all applications. All successful candidates nominated for a Summer Program will receive a notification of recommendation at the end of March. This notification will list the host institution you have been recommended to and information regarding next steps which will include (but are not limited to):

  1. Signing a Summer Abroad Learning Agreement by you and your Program Coordinator 
  2. Attending a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Workshop session, which will cover a variety of essential topics including: cross-cultural adaptation and “culture shock”, health & safety abroad, being a Humber student ambassador, global citizenship, and general travel tips. 
  3. The Humber Global International Mobility Coordinator will assist you to complete your application to the host institution. Visit the Before You Go section of our website for more details on these “next steps” to your journey. 
  4. Consider enrolling in Humber’s free Global Citizenship Certificate program to compliment the knowledge, skills and understanding you have the chance to develop abroad. 

Apply Now!

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 6, 2022

Questions? Visit our Contact page!

COVID-19 and Travel FAQ

The health and safety of the Humber community is our top priority. We are continuously assessing and monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The resumption of travel for our students is not applicable until May 2022 and onward, pending Government of Canada travel restrictions and the restrictions of the host country. Travel outside of Canada regardless of COVID-19 may include enhanced health and safety risks. Successful applicants must agree to abide by all relevant health and safety protocol set by Humber and your host, guided by health authorities in Canada and your destination country. We will prepare you for these protocols through ongoing advising and mandatory pre-departure sessions, as well as support in-country.

If you were to test positive before departure and are unable to board a plane, we would work with you individually to ensure next steps are completed, including cancellation of any bookings, refunds of program fees (where applicable), academic advising, and communicating with our partners.

If you test positive upon arrival, you need to follow the country’s health and safety protocols. We would work with you individually to set up a quarantine location if required, allow for online learning while in quarantine, and access local healthcare if required.

Humber provides insurance for students participating in Summer Programs (depending on duration of stay). Both AIG (for domestic students) and MorCare (for international students) have confirmed that any medical expenses due to a positive COVID-19 case are covered while travelling. Expenses due to testing for COVID-19 (either for travel or other) are not covered. Personal expenses may not be covered – additional insurance for situations like these can be purchased and we will provide students with more details in their pre-departure sessions.

If Humber cancels travel for students for any reason, the program fee will be refunded. If the partner institution cancels for any reason, the program fee will be refunded. This does not include fees for any accommodation bookings and flight bookings, or other incidentals. Please review the cancellation policies for any bookings made outside of the program fee and pick a refundable option.

We completely understand that travel may not be for everyone right now. We have great virtual options for this summer including the Global Systems Gap Challenge and our Intercultural Development Series. If you are looking for an in-person opportunity here in Canada, our Global Summer School might be the perfect fit!

You can contact us anytime at studyabroad@humber.ca for all your global opportunities questions.