Course Details


Age: 15-18
Course Length: 1 Week (Monday to Friday)
Class Duration: 90 minutes
English Requirement:
CEFR B1 or IELTS 4.5

This course is designed for:

  • Students who are seeking conversation practice in a guided environment
  • Students who benefit from small group sizes
  • Students looking to connect with other individuals around the world!

Discussions Without Borders offers participants the chance to engage in casual conversation with students from around the world in a supportive, inclusive and culturally sensitive environment. The class will open with structured discussion activities led by an instructor from UofT’s International Programs. Students will then move to breakout rooms to take the conversation in their own direction, and will be joined by a UofT student facilitator. Discussion topics will be chosen based on general interest, and student suggestions are welcomed. The maximum class size is 12 students. An individualized speaking level assessment can be provided if the student requests it.

This course is offered online. To benefit from the course, students will need to participate in a 90-minute live class and converse with both instructors and peers. A language level of CEFR B1/IELTS 4.5 is recommended in order to feel comfortable participating in Discussions Without Borders.

Dates & Fees

Start Date
End Date
Class Time (EST)
Monday, July 27 2020
Friday, July 31 2020
9:00am - 10:30am
CAD $125 per week

Registrations Closed

Registrations for the 2020 Virtual International Summer Academy has closed. Thank you for your interest!


If you would still like to tune in to the Virtual ISA, feel free to follow us on Instagram at @uoftsummeracademy! We’ll be posting lots of fun moments throughout the summer.