University of Toronto, New College invites students from all over the world to join our community of global citizens.

During the program, students will be immersed in an interactive learning experience to explore, develop, and build global citizenship. Students will spend the program at the university campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, developing the necessary skills to create a more peaceful, connected, and inclusive world.

By bringing together talented high school students from all around the world, the GCP will expose you to new ways of thinking and understanding. What’s special about our program is that you don’t stop there: together with a team of students, you will create a potential solution to the Global Challenge, your final project, using that thinking and understanding to make a difference in the world.

Program Length: 3 Weeks
Age: 15-18
Next Available Session: June/July/August 2024
Minimum English Requirement: Advanced+

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Working within a Global Citizenship Educational framework, in particular the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, participants use design thinking to explore and generate solutions to a complex problem affecting our global community. You’ll also participate in off-campus team-building and cultural excursions and guest lectures from UofT professors. At the end of the session, you and your team will present your solution to the Global Challenge to an audience of students, instructors, counsellors and UofT professors. 

We will explore elements of Global Citizenship as they relate to Food Insecurity or Climate Action, such as the root causes of this problem, the people who are affected the most, and possible solutions employed by various societies and organisations. To do this, we will also learn to conduct academic research, participate in class discussions, work together on group projects, create and deliver informative and effective presentations and develop speaking skills.Complementing coursework, your workshops will be opportunities to apply concepts and bring experiences into your work. 


Evaluation & Certificate

At the end of the program, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College. Please note that the GCP is an enrichment program and does not provide advanced standing or credit for university courses.

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