Centre for International Experience

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.


The Ali Saeed Memorial Award for International Students

The Arts and Science Students Association (ASSU) has established a $5000 award for international, full-time undergraduate students in memory of Ali Saeed.


The deadline to apply is Friday, February 27th 2015 at 5 p.m.  For infomation about how to apply, please see the ASSU website.


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Summer Opportunities

International Opportunities for the summer


Are you interested in going abroad this summer? Want to participate in summer school abroad and earn credits?  Go to our Summer Options page to browse through the list of various summer destinations. 


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Post-Graduation Work Permit Information Session:

Will you finish the requirements of your program this year?

Would you like to stay in Canada after your graduation to work? 

You may be eligible for an open work Permit (Post-Graduation Work Permit) valid for up to 3 years. 


Under the new CIC regulations you have to apply for the Post-graduation work permit within 90 days from the date you finish your degree requirements (The 90 days period starts from when you receive your final grades)

The topics that will be discussed are as Follows:

  • Eligibility Criteria for the PGWP.
  • The deadline for submitting a PGWP application.
  • How to create an online account with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which will enable you to apply online. 
  • The validity period of the PGWP. 
  • How to use your PGWP to qualify for future PR programs
  • An Overview of the Different options for permanent residency in Canada.

Date:  April 9th, 2015 Register for the Session

            May 4th, 2015  Register for the session

            May 15th, 2015 Register for the session

            May 22nd, 2015 Register for the session


Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00PM, 

Location: (CIE) 33 St. George St Toronto Room 102(Cumberland)


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La Résidence Permanente au Canada: Perspectives Ontario.

Souhaitez-vous rester au Canada de façon permanente ?

Cette année, Le Ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l'Ontario désignera 5200 demandeurs de résidence permanente. Des représentants du ministère donneront une séance d'information sur les trois volets du programme.


La séance portera sur :

•        Les trois volets de résidence permanente.

o   étudiants étrangers avec une offre d’emploi.

o   étudiants titulaires d’une maîtrise.

o   étudiants étrangers titulaires d’un doctorat.

·       Critères d'admissibilité pour chaque volets .

·       Les délais de traitement des demandes.

·      Les frais de traitement des demandes .



Quand: Le Jeudi, 9 Avril 2015, 3-5pm, Register for the Session

Où: CIE , 33 , rue St. George (salle Cumberland )


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Permanent Residency Information Session: Express Entry and Ontario PNP programs:

Are you interested in staying in Canada as Permanent Resident (PR)?

Representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) will be coming to U of T to speak about the different ways international students can apply for PR. The session will cover:

  •  The new Express Entry application process

o   Federal Skilled Workers Program.

o   Federal Skilled Trades Program.

o   Canadian Experience Class

o   Provincial Nominee Programs (all Canadian provinces)

  • The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

o  The three streams available under the Ontario PNP Program

1.    Undergraduate students with a Job Offer. 

2.    Master's Students. 

3.    Ph.D. Students. 

When: Friday, May 8th , 2015, 3-5pm. Register for the Session

Where: Mechanical Engineering Bldg Room#: MC102
Address: 5 King's College Road Toronto, Ontario




Open Mic Nights

March 27, 2015

Cumberland Room, Centre for International Experience

33 St. George St.


Come out and show off your talents!


Whether you are a songwriter, poet, dancer, or wish to perform and share your skills, we want to see it! Join us for our monthly open mic sessions.


To register, please contact the Global Lounge Coordinator, indicating what you would like to perform, and what materials or equipment you will need.


We will try our best to accommodate for your performance. It is always best if you bring any equipment or instruments that you require, if possible.



Cultural Cuisine

All Cultural Cuisine Offerings hosted at CIE, 33 St. George St.

Co-presented with U of T Culinary Arts Club


2015 Dates:


Friday March 27, 5-8pm - Everyday Goodness with Food Blogger Laura Wright! We'll be making Kale Coleslaw with fennel and Creamy Mustard Dressing, Moroccan Style Vegetable and Chickpea Stew, and Salted Caramel milkshakes! Click here to register for the Everyday Goodness event.


Enjoy the tastes of the world in these interactive culinary sessions. A tasty meal, new friends, and international cuisine. Sounds good to us!


Tickets: $5

For more information, please contact global.lounge@utoronto.ca



Exam Jam

Relax and unwind at the CIE with refreshments, massages, yoga, crafts, petting dogs and more!! Various activities from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Drop in at anytime.


Please register in advance.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CIE, 33 St. George St.


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Income Tax Information Sessions

The CIE invites international students seeking understanding of the Canadian income tax system to attend one of two information sessions. 


Monday, April 6, 2015

3-4 p.m.

Bahen Centre, Rm. 1230


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

6-7 p.m.

Bahen Centre, Rm. 1230


Please contact cietaxclinic@gmail.com with any questions.


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University College London: Exchange and Graduate Studies Opportunities Info Session

A great opportunity to hear a partner representative presentation and ask questions for those who are thinking about going on exchange and/or continuing their academic studies in the U.K.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

10-11 a.m.

CIE (33 St. George St.), Rm 102


Please register in advance.

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