Age: 15-17
Course Length: 1 Week (Monday to Friday)
Class Duration: 3 hours/day

English Proficiency Requirement*: Upper Intermediate (CEFR upper B1 or IELTS 5.5) 

*For other equivalencies, please see the English Proficiency Requirements.

The Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week intensive experience in team-building and problem-solving for motivated students aged 15-17 ready to take on real-world problems. Guided by program instructors, participants will study essential principles of teamwork and design thinking. Then, working in teams of three to five, they will apply this knowledge to create their own solutions to an unsolved problem affecting our global community. Students are supported throughout the course by real-time interaction with instructors and facilitators. At the end of the course, students will present their solutions to program staff, community leaders, and family and friends. 

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This course is offered online. Students are expected to attend a three-hour live class, about half of which is spent working in a smaller group. Those who participate in all classes and contribute to the final presentation will receive a certificate of completion.  

Global Citizenship Challenge participants should be prepared to work with their instructors and teams on Zoom via video in English. Students should have an English language level of CEFR upper B1/IELTS 5 in order to order to feel comfortable participating in this program.       

This course is designed for:

  • Students who are passionate about the global community and would like to take the discussion further with like-minded individuals from around the globe.
  • Students who were originally planning on attending the Global Citizenship Program. This is a great look into what the full program would look like!
Term
Dates Offered
Class Time (Eastern Time)
Course Fee (CAD)
Availability
Winter
February 8, 2021 - February 19, 2021
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Full
Winter
March 7, 2021 - March 11, 2021
-
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Full
Winter
March 15, 2021 - March 26, 2021
-
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Full
Summer
July 5, 2021 - July 9, 2021
Morning, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$450.00
Open
Summer
July 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Morning, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$450.00
Open
Summer
July 19, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Morning, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$450.00
Open
Summer
July 19, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Evening, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$450.00
Open
Summer
July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021
Morning, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$450.00
Open
Summer
July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021
Evening, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$450.00
Open

Click here for the dates and fees for all Online Learning courses.

How to Apply

Check that you have the minimum English level required to participate in this course. Please see our English Proficiency Requirements page for more information.

All applications are processed through the Registration Portal.

If you are registering for one of our programs for the first time online, you will need to make an account to start your application. You can then use account to track your registration, make your payments, and register for future programs.

If you are a returning student, please use the same account you used to register before. If you cannot remember which e-mail you have used, please contact us at internationalprograms@utoronto.ca and our team will be happy to assist you.