Study & Work Abroad Opportunities

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  • George Brown College offers study and work abroad opportunities in over 23 programs and in more than 12 different countries, including India, China, Cuba, Ireland, Italy, France, Jamaica, South Korea, the United States and several others. Explore these incredible opportunities by your program of interest or by country.

  • Study Abroad Opportunities

    Study In Japan: Ritsumeikan University


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    Course Overview 

    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore contemporary

    Japanese culture through a number of readings, lectures, and seminars in a
    classroom setting both in Canada and Japan and through visits to a number of
    cultural, historical, and contemporary sites.

    Through this course students will be exposed to constructs of Japanese identity,
    culture and history, the music scene, fashion, health, consumerism, food habits

    and time, family and friendships, Japanese religion, traditional festivals, and education.

    The course will also examine Japan as it relates to the West in general and to
    Canada in particular.

    As part of the preparation for the trip to Japan, students will be doing their
    own research on topics and places that will help make their visit to Japan rich
    and rewarding—students have the chance to “see”, “ask”, and “listen to”
    Japan, combining what they are reading and what they experience during their
    stay in the country. Each week in class, we discuss one aspect of contemporary
    Japanese culture, and identify ways of exploring it during your fieldwork.


    Preparation Classes (GBC): January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

    Travel, Study, and Field Visits: February 17 - March 3, 2017

    Consolidation Classes (GBC): March 16, 23

    Information Sessions 

    There will be three information sessions held early in the New Year at both the St. James and Casa Loma campuses:

    - Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – 12:00 PM – Room 595 F – 200 King St. East – (St. James)

    - Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 12:00 PM – Room D 309 – 1 Dartnell Ave. – (Casa Loma)

    - Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 4:00 PM – Room 595 F – 200 King St. East – (St. James)


    Download Application Form        Download Information Sheet

    Study In South Korea: Kyung Hee University


    Description: Study and Work Abroad - Korea

    Kyung Hee University’s Global Collaborative Summer Program was launched in 2006 as a joint initiative with the University of Pennsylvania and it strives to promote a better understanding of the East Asian region and its engagement with the rest of the world, along with the current trends towards “multiculturalism” and “global trust”. This program presents an opportunity for students around the world to come together in Seoul, South Korea to learn, discuss and reflect on the topics of Global Governance and East Asian civilization. 

    The Global collaborative program is taught by a faculty team of internationally renowned scholars from various universities around the world including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Peking University and Moscow State University. With the exception of the Korean language and culture course, all instruction is in English. 

    Visit the Global Collaborative Program website for course descriptions

    Program Overview

    Course Outlines

    Kyung Hee University will waive tuition fees (valued at $1500-1800 USD) for two current George Brown students.   

    Classes run from Monday through Thursday and students may register for a maximum of two (2) courses (each course is 45 hours). Students will also participate in a range of historical and cultural programs to complement their coursework including weekend excursions to popular Korean tourist attractions.

    Program Schedule 

    June 29–30: Dormitory check-in

    July 1: Orientation

    July 2: Seoul city tour

    July 4: Classes begin

    July 22: Classes end

    July 23–July 28: Culture Week

    July 29: Dormitory check-out

    This program is supported by the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students can obtain two General Education course credit exemptions upon successful completion of this Study Abroad Program. However, they must obtain pre-approval from the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences to receive General Education course credit exemptions or credit transfers upon successful completion of this program. 

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (or until the program is full).

    Application Form PDF icon 

    Submit Application to: Lynn Ha at the International Centre: 200 King St. East (St. James campus) across from the Welcome Desk.

    For more information: Information Sheet PDF icon 

    Questions? Contact Lynn Ha at 

    Study in India & Thailand: Culinary Study Tour

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    Travel, study, and field visits: October 22–November 4, 2016 

    Tour Overview 

    During this 11-day study and culinary tour of India and Thailand, you will explore, taste and cook the authentic cuisines of India and Thailand through a number of different culinary demonstrations, lectures, market visits and tasting opportunities. Several days are completely devoted to cooking, while other days offer visits to local markets, a rice factory and farm as well as cultural and religious sites. You can expect to learn about unique culinary techniques as you create dishes from scratch and gather recipes that you can share with friends, family and fellow students when you return to Toronto.

    Upon successful completion of this culinary study tour, you will receive a certificate of completion.


    - Complete an application, an interview, and if accepted, register for this culinary tour

    - Complete and sign all mandatory forms required by George Brown College (including releases and waivers of liability, indemnity agreement, medical certificate, behavioural contract, etc.)

    - A valid passport, with at least 6 months validity and be eligible to obtain an entry visa to India and Thailand


    Travel, Accommodation and Meals  

    - The course is an academic study tour and will involve air travel, bus travel, substantial walking, and use of transit

    - Accommodation will include hotels and student residences

    - There will also be some pre-arranged group dinners in Manipal and Bangkok

    - All meals will be local cuisine

    - Meal restrictions cannot be accommodated

    - All students are expected to travel together 

    Field Visits Will Include


    Manipal University: Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

    - Four (4) days of cooking demonstrations and lectures by Department of Culinary Arts

    - Manipal (Mangalore) Malpe harbour and beach, Rice factory, cashew nut processing plant.

    - One (1) day in Chennai Temple Bay resort Mamallapuram

    - Chennai, India tour to Mahabalipuram temples and monuments



    Dusit Thani College 

    - Six (6) days stay at Dusit Princess Srinkarin Hotel, Bangkok

    - Four (4) days of cooking demonstrations and lectures

    - Bangkok city tour, Floating market, temple of the reclining Buddha, Marble temple, Temple of the dawn

    - Visit to local farmField visits may change depending on availability at the site.


    Approximately $5600—this cost includes:

    - Airfare from Toronto (Pearson) to Bangalore, India to Chennai, India to Bangkok, Thailand and return to Toronto

    - All bus transfers and tours as per itinerary

    - Accommodation in India and Thailand, based on double occupancy

    - Group dinners as stated in the final itinerary

    - Emergency travel insurance may already be covered by the Student Association(SA)’s Health Insurance plan. Please check with the SA directly for more details


    Additional Costs

    - Gratuities 

    - Meals while on the road, Lunch $5–$10, Dinners $15–$20

    - Taxis

    - Souvenirs and personal purchases


    International Education Scholarship (Outbound)

    - An applicant must be a current GBC student or recent graduate (within six months of graduation)

    - All applicants must demonstrate financial need (outlined in their cover letter)

    - All applicants must be in good academic standing (with a current program GPA of 2.5 or above) and meet all the academic requirements of their individual program of study

    - Applications for scholarship must be submitted at the same time as the application form for this tour



    How And When To Apply

    Interested students should submit the application form PDF icon with a $1000 deposit in the form of certified cheque or money order, made to “George Brown College” by September 15, 2016 to: 


    Bel Gelman—Academic Operations Coordinator

    Chef School George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts

    300 Adelaide St. East, Room 312, Toronto ON M5A 1N1

    416.415.5000 ext.6270


    Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 6270


    * $1000 deposit will be reimbursed if you do not successfully meet all tour requirements or the tour does not run.

    * Should you cancel your participation after August 1st, you will not be eligible for a refund.

    * A final cheque of $4600.00 CAD is due by August 10th, 2016, made at to “George Brown College”.


    For any questions about this study tour, please contact

    Charlton Alvares at


    Other Study Abroad Opportunities


    Academic Exchange Programs allow students to study at partner institutions in another country from four weeks to up to one semester. There is a selection process for interested students. Once selected, students pay regular George Brown College tuition fees and attend the partner institution. Eligible credits are then transferred back to your program. Current academic exchange opportunities and key contacts:

  • Work Abroad Opportunities

    Field Study/Practicum Opportunities


    The college has well-established international field studies/practicum opportunities for students in the following programs*:

    • Orthotic / Prosthetic Technician (India, Australia, Scotland, Vietnam, etc.)
    • Early Childhood Education (Jamaica)
    • Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate (Jamaica and Cuba)
    • Community Worker (Jamaica and Cuba)
    • Social Service Worker (Jamaica and Cuba)

    Work Placement Opportunities


    Overseas work placement opportunities are an important part of George Brown College’s approach to international education as they bring together the theory learned in the classroom with the realities of the global workplace. Current programs include:

    • Early Childhood Education (China)
    • Summer English Program (China)
    • Bachelor of Applied Business - Hospitality Operations Management (Panama)
    • Culinary Arts – Italian Postgraduate Program Make Italy your specialty at the George Brown Chef School