Work & Study Abroad: York International


The IDS program encourages students to gain experience abroad, through internships, exchange programs, summer abroad courses, etc. York International assists all visiting international students as well as domestic and international students who wish to study or work abroad.

The York University International Internship Program (YIIP) provides both York undergraduate and graduate students a non-credit opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to an international work environment. This allows participants the opportunity to enhance their job-related skills in an international and intercultural setting. York University offers funding for successful International Internship applicants.

The York Exchange Program allows students at York to earn part of their degree credits at a post-secondary institution in another country. At present, York has formal exchange programs with universities in more than thirty countries.

The York Exchange program allows students to apply credits earned abroad toward their York degree. Students on an official exchange pay their tuition to York University (not the host institution) and are eligible to apply for the York International Mobility Award (YIMA) for financial assistance. Grades for courses taken at external institutions are not listed on the York University transcript and are not included in the calculation of grade point averages. The credits, however, do count toward the York University degree.

Summer Abroad courses are designed to enrich students’ academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience. These courses take place at both York University and in locations outside of Canada that enhance your understanding through their special connection to the subject matter and the unique international learning opportunities they present.

The International Development Studies Society (IDSS) can help you link with IDS students who have participated in a program abroad and would like to share their experience: