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International Summer School Program

We believe that an awareness and sensitivity to other cultures is an important part of the growth of an individual. International experience is also a characteristic that many employers look for and which gives an individual that extra career edge.

We encourage students to undertake a term of study abroad, and seek to promote such international exchange terms by offering an international summer school program that allows students to experience what studying abroad will be like.

Look for information meetings throughout the term.

EECS 3461 3.00 User Interfaces
Instructor Professor Constantine Stephanidis
Institute of Computer Science/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The course will run in York’s Term D2, from July 11 to end of July (classes end July 28).

ECS 3221 3.00 Operating Systems
Instructor Ken Kent
H-BRS University, St Augustin, Germany
The course will run in York’s Term S1, from Mid May to end of June.

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Summer 2019
ICS/FORTH and University of Crete (July 8-July 31), EECS3461 3.00

Summer 2018
ICS/FORTH and University of Crete (July 9-July 31), EECS3461 3.00

Summer 2017
ICS/FORTH and University of Crete (July 10-July 31), EECS3461 3.00
BRS University, St. Augustin, Germany (May 15-June 30), EECS4491 3.00

Summer 2016
ICS/FORTH and University of Crete (July 4-July 31), EECS3461 3.00
BRS University, St. Augustin, Germany (May 15-June 30), EECS4313 3.00 and EECS4491 3.00

Summer 2015
ICS/FORTH and University of Crete (July), EECS3461 3.0
BRS University, St. Augustin, Germany (June), EECS4421 3.0 (not confirmed yet)

Summer 2014
University of Crete (July), CSE3461 3.0

Summer 2013
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (June), CSE4312 3.0
University of Crete (July), CSE4215 3.0

Summer 2012
Warsaw University of Technology (May), CSE4401 3.0 and CSE4411 3.0
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (June), CSE4421 3.0
University of Crete (July), CSE4422 3.0

Summer 2011
Warsaw University of Technology (May)CSE4401 3.0
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (June), CSE4412 3.0
University of Crete (July), CSE4422 3.0

Summer 2010
Warsaw University of Technology (May)CSE3402 3.0
Warsaw University of Technology (May)CSE4411 3.0
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (June), CSE4412 3.0
University of Crete (July), CSE4481 4.0

Summer 2009
Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (June), CSE4412 3.0
University of Crete (July), CSE4481 4.0

Summer 2008
University of Crete, CSE4215 3.0

Summer 2007
Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, CSE3451 3.0
University of Crete, CSE4421 3.0

Summer 2006
Technical University of Warsaw, CSE3421 3.0
University of Crete, CSE4421 3.0

Summer 2005
Technical University of Warsaw, CSE3421 3.0
University of Crete, CSE4441 3.0

Summer 2004
Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, CSE3421 3.0

Summer 2003
Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, CSE3301 3.0

Canada/European Union Cooperation Programme in Higher Education

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The Canada/European Union Cooperation Programme in Higher Education has the following features:

  1. The articulation of credit transfer for courses taken by Canadian students at any of the European partners, and by European students at any of the Canadian partners;
  2. The preparation of students for a term abroad through a summer school program (including some language preparation);
  3. The exchange of students for a full term (or more) of study

Canadian consortium partners include York University, Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick. The Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the Warsaw University of Technology, and the University of Crete joined as consortium partners in Europe.

The program is funded by the Government of Canada and the European Union.

Personal growth! Get that extra edge!

As an individual you will learn a lot personally from an experience living and working in another culture.

Canada is a highly multi-cultural society and it’s business activities are one of the most internationalized in the world. An experience like this will likely assist your career. And remember that software and computer systems are marketed around the world, so including culturally aware features in software, for example, makes eminent sense.
From the point of view of the York University student the key elements include:

• Credit transfer for approved courses taken at any of the European partner institutions.

• Generous financial support for living expenses while abroad, amounting to about C$4500.

• Assistance with travel arrangements.

• Assistance with settling into the host country (e.g. finding accommodation)
Don’t be!

Naturally you should be interested in learning the language of the country you visit and we’ll help organise some language training. But you’ll find that our partners make special efforts to accommodate English in academic matters.

Perhaps unfortunately for native English speakers – who all too easily miss out on enriching their lives through learning a second language – it is a fact of life that English is the universal language of science (and quite a lot else!). We expect you’ll find that some local language facility plus English will serve you well enough.
We think so!

Try a Summer School first, if you like, to get an idea of what it will be like.
Or contact one of us (Prof. Jarek Gryz, Prof. George Tourlakis, Prof. Peter Cribb) to find out more.
In 2004 faculty members from this Department (Prof. Jarek Gryz, Prof. George Tourlakis, and Prof. Peter Cribb) and from the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Prof. R. Herpers), initiated an application to the Canada/EU program.

After that, Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick joined as Canadian consortium partners and the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the Warsaw University of Technology, and the University of Crete joined as consortium partners in Europe.

In late 2004 the Government of Canada and the European Union approved funding for the project, for a period of three years. The project has been renewed in 2008 and we have sustained funding for student visits to our European partner universities until 2011. The program has been renewed again.

Other Opportunities

Go Global with York International

York International is here to help you gain valuable  international experience and enrich your education. There are many types of global learning available to York students. This website will help you decide which is best for you.

After exploring your options, speak with one of York International’s Global Experiential Learning staff who will assist you during the application process and help prepare you to Go Global!

Visit the Go Global Programs at the York International Site.

MITACS Opportunities for Research Abroad

MITACS Globalink research awards allow senior undergraduate students to work on a research project at a foreign university for 3 to 6 months.  Visit https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink for more details.

Government of Canada International Scholarships

The Government of Canada maintains a web site describing international scholarships, both for Canadian students who wish to study abroad, and for international students who wish to study in Canada.  Visit https://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/ for more details.

Centre International d’Etudes Pedagogiques (CIEP)

The Centre international d’etudes pedagogiques (CIEP) announces paid assistantships in France teaching English. 

For more information: www.ciep.fr

AIESEC

AIESEC is an international not-for-profit organization that provides students with leadership training and internship opportunities at for-profit and not for profit organizations. 

Visit the Global Internship section of their website.

Government of Canada International Scholarships

The Government of Canada maintains a web site describing international scholarships, both for Canadian students who wish to study abroad, and for international students who wish to study in Canada. 

Visit https://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/ for more details.