Experiential Learning


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Gain experience outside of the classroom

U of T Mississauga offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand their academic experience, including special research programs, opportunities to study abroad, internships and work-study programs.

Work-Study Program

The Work-Study Program is an on-campus part-time employment program for students. Jobs are available on all three U of T campuses and offer up to 15 hours per week of work experience.

Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) offers students in second, third and fourth year with the chance to participate in the research of a faculty member while earning course credit.

Students in the program have the valuable opportunity to become involved in hands-on, cutting-edge research, working one-on-one with the University's leading faculty members across a range of academic units. You will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to careers or toward future graduate studies as you will build strong relationships with instructors, learn about exciting new developments in their research field, and explore new areas of interest.

Students will earn a half (0.5) or full (1.0) course credit upon completion of the course.

Departments participating in this program will have a "99Y" designation after their department code for this course (i.e. CHM299Y).

Exchange Abroad - International Student Exchange Options

U of T Mississauga students are invited to apply to earn credit towards their degree in their second year and up, at one of U of T's many international exchange partner universities.

U of T's Centre for International Experience provides research support for students investigating where they would like to study; academic support for processing transfer credit back towards your U of T degree; emergency safety support while you are away; and even some financial support.

Please check out the Centre for International Experience for details of where you could be studying next year.

*Also note that U of T Mississauga students are eligible for the "Arts and Science students only" exchanges.

Internships & Professional Experience Year (PEY)

Expand your horizons beyond the classroom and discover the many internship opportunities at U of T Mississauga. Fourth-year students can apply to a melieu of on-campus internships in the areas of:

  • Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Exceptionality in Human Learning
  • Environment/GIS
  • Communications, Culture & Information Technology (CCIT)
  • Early Teacher Program (Science)
  • Management & Commerce
  • Historical Studies
  • Professional Writing & Communication
  • Study of Women & Gender

The Career Centre also offers resources for off-campus internships, and information about the Professional Experience Year (PEY) program. The PEY internship program allows students to apply their knowledge in a 12-16 months project-based professional internship.