Indigenous Peer to Peer Exchange Program


York University launched the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program which aims to provide opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between Indigenous students at York and their peers located in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines.

With support from Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Program Innovation Fund and in collaboration with York Faculties (LA&PS, Schulich School of Business and Health), the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS), the pilot program began in January 2021 with a series of facilitated virtual workshops. Throughout the 8-week program, students will complete culminating projects to be shared through the International Indigenous Student Knowledge Fair.

Participate in the Program for Credit this Fall 2021

From September to December 2021, Indigenous students can participate in the program for 3.0 credits through Indigenous Cultural Experience Course (course code: INDG 3060). To register, Indigenous students must fill out an Online Application. For more details about enrolment, contact Dr. Carolyn Podruchny at




Program Contacts

Prof. Carolyn Podruchny, History, LA&PS and Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies,
Breanna Berry, Indigenous Recruitment Officer, Centre for Aboriginal Student Services,
Katie Gribbons, Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement, LA&PS,
Marierose Talla, Global Learning Coordinator, York International,
Helen Balderama, Associate Director, International Partnerships and Programs, York International