News and Events
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) brings you a wide range of cultural events, social events and activities designed to offer you a taste of Canadian and world cultures. There are also sessions to help you plan for international travel. Keep checking back for news about international opportunities and future events planned through CIE.
Over the winter holiday break (December 23rd-January 3rd inclusive), many U of T residences will be closed and unavailable to students. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start thinking about alternatives.
Check out this list of possible winter break housing, put together by Housing Services.
If you have a suggestion or have any questions about activities around the city, please contact: email@example.com
December 9, 2013, 12-12:45pm
Woodsworth College, Rm.121
The Centre for International Experience will be hosting an information session on exchange opportunities to Waseda's School of Commerce. Waseda representatives will be present to answer your questions.
Please register for this event.
The Centre for International Experience will be hosting a number of exchange info sessions focusing on specific types of exchange and regions of the world. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.
All sessions will take place from 4:30-6pm in the Cumberland Room at CIE except for those which are marked differently. Please register for the events below:
- December 4 (Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries)
- December 11 (Europe: Germany and Scandinavia)
- December 18 (Oceania)
- January 29, 2014 (Summer coursework: Europe, Asia, Middle East)
Thinking of going on exchange during the year or the summer? The Centre for International Experience is hosting an information session which will go through the steps on how to apply for exchange to one of our 130+ partners.
All the Exchange 101 sessions will take place in the Cumberland Room at CIE. Please register for the events below:
Every Monday from 11am-2pm - Oct 22 - Dec. 9, 2013 (excluding Nov. 11)
Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George St.
Join us every Monday for a fresh cup of coffee to start your week. Hang out in the Baldwin Room to study, chat with friends, or pop by the Global Lounge to browse the places you can go to study abroad.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George St.
PALSAC is exactly how it sounds. Show up and write - anything that involves the postal system: a postcard, a personal letter, a political letter, a package, a special occasion card, fan mail, mail art, prank mail, or something experimental. It's as easy as that - we'll even stamp it and mail it for you
International and domestic students are invited to get unplugged from email and take the time to sit down and write. International students can write that postcard that they’ve been putting off, or a letter to a long lost friend. Domestic students can connect with a distant friend; perhaps one they met on exchange!!!
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Submission period: November 15, 2013 - January 13, 2014
The CIE is hosting its annual photo exhibition and we want your art!
The photo exhibit will showcase creative works by past exchange participants and students currently studying abroad or on an international exchange here at U of T.
Share your experiences through photographs taken during your exchange! Prizes will be given for first ($125), second ($100) and third ($75) place photos! Attendees will vote on their favourite pictures so be sure to invite all your friends and family to the exhibition on January 23rd, 2014!
You can submit up to 2 photos; please do not include any images showing inappropriate behaviour. Photos should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi and at least 8x10 inches in size.
*ALL photos MUST be labelled in the format below; otherwise they CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.
Format: TITLE, LastName, FirstName. Location. ProgramOfStudy. Institution
Example: MOROCCAN CARAVAN, Mejia, Nathalie. Santiago. Polisci. U of Chile
The last day for submissions is Monday, January 13th, 11:59pm.
We look forward to seeing your work! And don’t forget to come for the exhibition!
Exhibition date and location: Thursday, January 24, 2014 from 4-6 pm at the CIE (33 St. George St.)
Food and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, or a request for accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
*Please note that by entering this competition you are consenting to future use of your photographs by the Centre for International Experience, for example, information booklets, pamphlets, etc.
Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program is a government of Ontario immigration selection program that helps to strengthen the economy by attracting and retaining the best and the brightest international students. As an international student, the Opportunities Ontario program gives you the opportunity to live and work permanently in Ontario.
Perspectives Ontario: Programme de désignation des candidats de la province est un programme de sélection des immigrants du gouvernement de l’Ontario qui contribue à renforcer l’économie en attirant et en gardant les étudiants étrangers les meilleurs et les plus brillants. Comme étudiant étranger, le programme de Perspectives Ontario vous donne la possibilité d’habiter et de travailler de façon permanente en Ontario.
February 21-23, 2014
Are you new to the joys of Canadian winter? If so, then this is the trip for you!
The Centre for International Experience in partnership with the Orillia Rotary Club is pleased to invite you the annual Canadian Family Winter Weekend from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23, 2014.
International Students will be hosted in one of Orillia’s Rotary Club members’ homes, and will enjoy some of the great things our winter has to offer: maple taffy, cross-country skiing, tubing and more! The trip is free, and students are required to present a 3-5 minute presentation about their country of origin.
Download an Application Form by clicking here, or pick one up at CIE Reception – 1st floor, CIE, 33 St. George St.
Apply by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014
Send your application electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off between 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at CIE Reception, 33 St. George St.
Please note: Due to strong interest in this event, late applications cannot be considered.
For more information, please contact email@example.com, or visit the Global Lounge at CIE.
Workers who process applications for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have achieved a labour agreement with the Government, and therefore they have resumed normal work schedules at CIC offices overseas. More information is available at this CBC webpage.
Please note that CIC has now removed any mention of processing delays from their webpage. Please see the CIC website for up-to-date information regarding processing times.
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