study abroad in Toronto, Canada

Program Description

Students in this program will enroll in one course at Humber College, earning 3 semester credits. Humber College is the largest polytechnic school in Canada, enrolling over 86,000 students, including more than 6,500 international students. 

Toronto is the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. It’s estimated that over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, the city’s motto is “Diversity is our Strength”. Toronto prides itself on its wide range of cultures, food and arts. 

In the summer Toronto is a blast: a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity. Some of the world’s finest restaurants are found here, alongside eclectic festivals, world-class sports, and the center for technology, entertainment and business in Canada.

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke],  the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee  Saw-Geeg] language, the region is uniquely situated along the Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe [Ah-nish-nah- bay], Haudenosaunee [Hoeden-no-shownee], and Wendat [Wine-Dot] peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.


Courses may vary slightly each year. Current courses are listed below. These courses have been articulated through Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). 


The program includes a full social calendar outside of the classroom to help you meet new people and enjoy Toronto! Some activities include:  

  • Field trips to Niagara Falls
  • Canada’s Wonderland amusement park
  • Bus tour of Toronto
  • Boat Party on Lake Ontario
  • Students can also join many fun optional activities such as movie night, canoeing, treetop trekking, board game night, Blue Jays baseball game, and more. 
  • The cost of transportation and entry fees for all cultural excursions are included in the program cost.

Room and Board

On-campus accommodation is included as part of your Global Summer School program fee. 

You will live at Humber’s Lakeshore Campus, only a 10-minute walk to Lake Ontario. Enjoy an easy public transportation route to thriving downtown Toronto, allowing you to enjoy your free time taking in the restaurants, nightlife, sports, live music, theatre, shopping and waterfront culture of the city.
Room and Board include:

  • Light bi-weekly housekeeping service
  • Linens and towels for the duration of stay
  • Partial meal plan with daily breakfast and lunch
  • Complimentary Guest Wi-Fi
  • Workout/cardio facilities
  • 24-hour Front Desk/Security
  • Quiet Hours in effect from 11 pm – 7 am
  • On-site laundry facilities ($)
  • All Humber buildings are smoke-free.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older as of the program start date. The minimum age requirement is strictly upheld. All applicants are required to complete an application form. To be considered for admission, students must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

• Completion of at least 12 hours of college-level coursework.
• Completion of Freshman English Composition or its equivalent with a B or better.
• A cumulative college earned grade point average of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

• Approval and recommendation of Parkland College study abroad program coordinator, Jody Littleton.

A personal interview with the program coordinator may be held to determine the participant’s maturity and adaptability to a foreign environment. Successful completion of the application process is required for admission to the program. If a participant has special needs, the program will attempt to make reasonable accommodations within the capacity available at Humber College. Disability accommodations will vary according to need and what can reasonably be provided by a foreign institution.

Application Deadline: February 15 for the summer term.

How to Apply: Please contact: Jody Littleton, Email: jlittleton@parkland.eduPhone: 217/351-2532Office: D175. NOTE: Parkland College students cannot apply directly through the Humber website.

Helpful Websites

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP)