Ontario Universities International

In addition to our YorkU Summer Abroad Courses, students can participate in the following summer initiatives through a Letter of Permission (LOP). Please note: to ensure your Letter of Permission request is processed in time for the Spring/Summer term, applications should be sent at least six weeks prior to the first day of enrolment.

Ontario Universities International (OUI) is a unique organization in Canada, providing leadership in the Province’s commitment to international cooperation and exchange in post secondary education. All students selected to participate in an OUI summer program may receive scholarships.

OUI offers Four Exchange Programs that also offer a summer study abroad opportunity:


OUI Program

Summer Programs Offered

OBW | Ontario/Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  1. Summer Language Program 
  2. Summer Research Program
OJS | Ontario/Jiangsu, China
  1. Language & Food Culture
  2. Intensive Mandarin Studies
  3. Summer Design School
  4. Language, History & Culture
  5. China Studies Program
OIN | Ontario India Network
  1. Study India Program
  2. Summer Research Program
ORA | Ontario/Rhône-Alpes, France
  1. Summer Language Program 
  2. Summer Research Program


  • OUI Summer Language Program applications are due to York International by Friday March 26th, 2021 at 4:00pm
    • OBW IBH Summer School  and ORA SLP (CUEF, Grenoble) is offering virtual courses.
    • OIN programs and OJS programs are not being offered in summer of 2021.
  • Include with your completed OUI application:

    • name and email contact for one academic reference
    • The academic exchange and global internship application fee will be waived effective September 1, 2019, to allow for our process review.
  • Applicants will be reviewed and ranked based on GPA, year level, and previous international experience.


If you have any questions about OUI courses or your application, please email goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.