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Location: 200 York Lanes, Tel.: 416-736-5177, Fax: 416-736-5176, e-mail:
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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Office of the Associate Vice-President International

Internationalization is a strategic priority of York University. The Office of the Associate Vice-President International works collaboratively with students, faculty members, staff, institutions and governments to provide leadership in turning this priority into a reality.

York University’s approach to internationalization is built on the following principles:

  • Academic priorities are the principal motivation for internationalization at York University.
  • Internationalization will be consonant with the University’s commitment to social justice and equity.
  • Internationalization will build on and contribute to York’s tradition of interdisciplinarity.
  • Internationalization requires the collaboration and support of all Faculties and all areas of the University.

With these principles in mind, we are working towards reaching four key goals:

  • To make internationalization pervasive and integral to teaching and learning at York.
  • To provide as many opportunities, and as many different kinds of opportunities, for York students to have an international experience - at York as well as by going away - and to increase the numbers of students taking advantage of them.
  • To establish York University as the national leader in internationalization.
  • To raise the international profile of York University.

International Student Services and Programs

York University is home to a diverse community, which includes approximately 3,250 international and exchange students from over 150 different countries. York International provides a range of student services and programs that further the achievements of York students, while providing the university community at large with learning opportunities to extend their understanding of world knowledge and cultures.

York International provides a variety of programs for students including orientation for international students, a ‘buddy’ program that connects domestic and international students and Cultural Galas.

International students can visit York International to receive individual advising on the University Health Insurance Plan and immigration updates including the Off Campus Work Program. There are workshops on social adjustment, business etiquette, immigration issues and income tax.

Study Abroad

York University has over 100 official academic exchanges with universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A full list of partner universities and application details can be found on the York International Web site. The York International Resource Centre in 200 York Lanes maintains an extensive collection of multimedia materials on these exchanges as well as other study, work and volunteer opportunities. Students interested in going abroad are encouraged to attend one of the frequently held information sessions. A schedule of these sessions and details about the exchange program are available on our Web site.