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EDS388H5 – Experiential Learning Opportunity within the Community

This internship is a minimum 100-hour experiential learning opportunity. The internship connects the student's subject specialization to aspects of the teaching/training development profession. It will integrate, extend, and deepen the learning experience as students begin to identify particular academic or professional insights. Prior to enrollment, internship proposals must be approved by the program coordinator. As part of this course, students may have the option of participating in an international learning experience that will have an additional cost and application process. 

Learn more about the course here

Note: Applicants must submit an application for admission into the course to their respective departments and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience. 


Trip - California

Approximate Travel Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023

Travel from San Francisco to the coast of California to learn about and discover the future of Ed-tech. Regions of Silicon Valley, Cupertino, Pasadena, Montecito, and Los Angeles are leading the way in Ed-tech developments – working together to reimagine the future of teaching and learning. Using cutting-edge innovation in new tech, they have the potential to improve access, remove barriers and reduce gaps to meet the needs of all learners. Tour Los Angeles and meet leaders and students alike in the largest school district in the United States. End your trip to California with a visit to the LA Museum of Tolerance. Together with Professor Liz Coulsen and your classmates, explore, assess, and evaluate the viability and impact of the area of the world equipped to deliver a more equitable future for schools.   

Why Participate ?

  • Immerse yourself in The Future of Ed Tech in this hub of innovation 
  • Establish connections with fellow students and your professor
  • Ignite your passion for teaching in an international setting 



Accommodation: Hotel

Transportation: Public Transportation and Private Shuttles

Meals: Hotel, and Local Restaurants

Begin the trip with a tour of San Francisco, the cultural, commercial and financial center of California. Learn more about Ed-Tech from technology giants and their role in improving education. Tour sites like the Innovation Hub as well as Standford with a focus on Ed-tech. You will get the chance to participate in a guided visit to Googleplex and Apple Park as well as the Meta headquarters. 

Travel from San Francisco to the “celebrity enclave” Montecito, California, where you will be able to explore the town to your heart's content. From Montecito, you will then travel to the sprawling city of Los Angeles, home to the famous Hollywood sign. In Los Angeles, you will get the chance to spend time with High Tech Summer School and visit the LA Museum of Tolerance. To end the trip, you will have time to explore the city of Los Angeles and all that it has to offer. 

*The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability and requirements of the program.


Payments & Funding

Estimated Cost: CAD $4,300.00 – $4,600.00

Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
Date Description Amount

Due with application 

First Instalment 


October 28, 2022 

Second Instalment 


November 11, 2022 

Third Instalment 


December 9, 2022 

Fourth Instalment 


January 13, 2023 

Fifth Instalment 


Fees include the following objects listed above.
Included NOT Included
  • Flights 

  • Transportation 

  • Accommodation 

  • Meals 

  • In-country activities associated with the course 

  • Trip Cancellation insurance

  • Course fees 

  • Fees associated with supplemental travel insurance 

  • Additional optional tour/activities 

  • Visa applications 

  • Medical exams 

  • Vaccinations

Students can apply for funding assistance!
Bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need as shown in your funding request submitted with your application.
Note: Bursaries are not linked or related to OSAP



Reach out to us through any of the methods listed below:

  1. Book a Global Learning Advising Appointment through CLNx
    • Instructions to book an appointment can be found here
  2. Email at utmabroad@utoronto.ca
  3. Drop by our office in DV2701
  4. Call us at (905) 569 - 4716

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, situations may arise that the university is unable to foresee. We will continue to update this page and communicate with those enrolled in the course regarding the international component. If you have questions, please email utmabroad@utoronto.ca.