York University English Language Institute - 2019-2020 Program Brochure yorku.ca/yueli

York University English Language Institute - 2019-2020 Program Brochure yorku.ca/yueli
York University
   English Language Institute
   2019-2020 Program Brochure


                                                                                       Table of Contents                         Welcome to the York University
                                                                                                                                 English Language Institute (YUELI)!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           About York University
                                                                                                                                 YUELI first opened its doors in 1985. In the early years, small numbers of students
                                                                                         3 	York University English             from a handful of countries joined our classes. Since then, the Institute has grown       Founded in 1959 and now Canada’s
                                                                                                     Language Institute
                                                                                                                                 to become one of the largest English training centres in Canada, with a far and wide      third-largest university, York University
                                                                                                                                 global reach. Over the past three decades, students from Europe, Middle East, Asia,       is known for championing new ways of
                                                                                         3 	About York University               and Latin America have made YUELI their home, for academic English studies,               thinking that drive teaching and
                                                                                                                                 pre-university pathways, short-term immersion programs, and more. Our students            research excellence.
                                                                                        4            Overview of Programs
                                                                                                                                 have consistently returned excellent reviews. They have commended the Institute           Through cross-discipline programming
                                                                                                                                 for its effective combination of academic instruction and sociocultural activities, its   across our 11 Faculties, innovative design
                                                                                         6           Academic Program            commitment to provide a student-centric experience, and its dedication to promote         of more than 5,000 courses, diverse
                                                                                                                                 an intercultural learning environment.                                                    experiential learning, and a supportive
                                                                                        8 	         YUBridge                                                                                                              community environment, our 55,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           students receive the education they
                                                                                         9           Destination York

                                                                                      10-11 	Immersion Program                                    100                        of core instructors
                                                                                                                                                                         % hold a Master’s or PhD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           need to create big ideas that make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           an impact on the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	Safe and inclusive campus environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	Easy access to Toronto: Canada’s
                                                                                       12            Graduate Studies                                                                                                       largest city and home to people from
                                                                                                       Preparation Program
                                                                                                       (GSPP)                      Over   3,500 student                                    Students from more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all over the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	Home to Canada’s only space
From the Director                           @igsglobaledu             @igsglobaledu
                                                                                       13 	       Intensive Advanced Legal
                                                                                                                                   registrations every year.                               than   50 countries.               engineering program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	Osgoode Hall Law School is
                                                                                                      English Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              internationally renowned as one of
                                                                                                                                 The English language skills and campus experience gained through our programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Canada’s largest and most distinguished
YUELI has been in business for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide the           14-15          MBA/Specialized Masters    empower international students to achieve their educational objectives at York,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              law schools
highest quality English training programs for academic and professional                               Preparation Program        and to reach their longer-term career goals. YUELI pathway students consistently
purposes, and we are the only institute of our kind in Canada offering this to                                                   outperform their direct-entry international peers — better grades, greater                •	The Schulich School of Business,
learners of all levels, from absolute beginners to PhD aspirants. Every year,          16 	    nglish Language Teacher
                                                                                                     E                           retention, and higher graduation rates mark this success, which is referred to as            Canada’s Global Business School™,
YUELI receives over 3,500 student enrolments from more than 50 countries                             Training Programs           the YUELI Effect.                                                                            is ranked first among Canadian
for our programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                             schools in The Economist

YUELI students perform better academically than other international                     17 	Custom-Designed Programs                                                                                                   •	Offers the Greater Toronto Area’s
students at York University. This is made possible by our exceptional                                                            THE YUELI EFFECT                                                                             only digital media program that
instructors and dedicated support staff who put our students first every day.          18            Academic and
                                                                                                                                 Comparative performance of YUELI graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              combines science, technology, and
                                                                                                      Campus Services                                                                                                         communications with the visual,
Whatever your language learning objectives, YUELI has a program for                                                                                                                                                           performing, and media arts
you! Along with our main pre-university pathway programs, we offer                                                                                          GPA         Retention Rate        Graduation Rate
custom-designed courses for professionals from all walks of life, including            19 	       Toronto
                                                                                                                                  York international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	Proudly offers Canada’s largest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              liberal arts program
accountants, auditors, economists, educators, engineers, IT specialists,                                                           undergraduate     +.19 points              +18%                  +14%
mathematicians, and nurses.                                                            20 	       Cost of Living                   students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •	The Disaster & Emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Management program is the leading
YUELI instructors are among the top in the ESL/EAP teaching field with a
vast range of experience working with students from around the world. Their
                                                                                       21 	   Homestays, Residence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              program of its kind in Canada
                                                                                                      Options & Private          Recently, YUELI has been awarded the World Language School of the                         •	Has the largest psychology program
expertise enables them to prepare our students for academic success in a                              Rental Accommodation                                                                                                    in North America
                                                                                                                                 Year 2018-2019 - North America accolade by iStudy Magazine, and chosen
university environment. In addition to holding Master’s and PhD degrees, all
                                                                                                                                 as a finalist for the PIEoneer Awards 2019 - Language Educator of the Year
of our instructors are TESL-Canada certified.
                                                                                           Continuing Professional         title. These are both remarkable testaments to the academic excellence and
Once again, I warmly welcome you to York University and to Toronto — the                             Education                   international recognition of YUELI.
most multicultural city in the world. I hope this brochure helps you choose
                                                                                                                                 YUELI is built on its extensive history, rich and robust teaching
the YUELI program that is best suited to your goals.                                   23 	    Registration
                                                                                                                                 practices, and a global approach to education. We are ready to help
Kind regards,                                                                                                                    you succeed in your studies and to support you through your journey
                                                                                       23 	Added Support                  toward a bright future in any field.
Isaac Garcia-Sitton                                                                                  for our Students
Director, International Education & York University English Language Institute,
School of Continuing Studies                                                           23 	Contact Details
                                                                                                                                                                  “One of the reasons
                                                                                       24 	       Degree Information
                                                                                                                                                              I came here was safety”
York University English Language Institute - 2019-2020 Program Brochure yorku.ca/yueli
Overview of Programs                                                                                                                                                                               DO YOU WANT TO STUDY ENGLISH AT ANY LEVEL?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ACADEMIC PROGRAM (AP)

                                                                                                                                                                           Programs for All
 YUELI has a wide range of programs to suit all students —                                        We’re here to help                                                                                Nine-level English for Academic         Designed for students at any          Program Length:                Conditional         Start Times: January,
 whether you’re an absolute beginner or preparing to start                                                                                                                                          Purposes program for anyone from        level of English preparing to         2 months per level,            Admission:          March, May, July,
 your PhD.                                                                                        Remember, we’re always here to help so if you’re still                                            absolute beginner to doctorate          study a post-secondary program        9 levels                       Yes (from AP6)      September and November
                                                                                                  not sure which program is the right one for you then                                                                                      in English
 If you already know which program you’re interested in,                                          just reach out to us at yueli@yorku.ca, or over our
 simply flip to that program’s page. If not, use the diagram                                      social media channels.
 below to find the right fit for who you are and what you
 want to achieve.                                                                                       /YorkUYUELI               @YorkUYUELI               @YorkUYUELI
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DO YOU WANT TO STUDY ENGLISH AND TAKE AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE?

                                                                                                                                                                           Undergraduate Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    For high-school graduates with high intermediate to advanced language skills.
   Program Overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                    YU BRIDGE                                                                                   DESTINATION YORK
   ABSOLUTE                                   PRE-                                     HIGH
                        BEGINNER                               INTERMEDIATE                                     PRE-ADVANCED                          ADVANCED
   BEGINNER                               INTERMEDIATE                             INTERMEDIATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Combine English and for-credit courses at the        Pre-Destination York                                     Destination York
   Academic                                                                                                                                                                                         same time towards an undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pathway program into Destination York                    Accelerated pathway program and conditional
 Program (AP) 1             AP3                  AP4                 AP5                  AP6                  AP7               AP8            AP9                                                                                                      and conditional admission to a York                      admission to a York undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Language Proficiency:
     & AP2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Term 1: IELTS 5, AP5 completion or equivalent
                                                                                                                      YUBridge                                                                      Term 2: IELTS 6.0, AP7 completion or                 Language proficiency: IELTS 5.5,                         Language proficiency: IELTS 6,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    equivalent                                           AP6 completion or equivalent                             AP7 completion or equivalent
       Programs for all                                                                                      Pre-
                                                                                                          Destination             Destination York                                                  Conditional Admission & Bridging: Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Conditional Admission: Yes                               Conditional Admission: Yes
       Programs for undergraduate students                                                                   York                                                                                   This program bridges into degree programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Program Length: 2 months                                 Program Length: 2 months
       Programs for graduate students                                                                                Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)                                    Studies, Science, Health, Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering, and
                                                                                                                                              Intensive        MBA/                                                                                      Start Times:                                             Start Times:
       Special/Customized programs                                                                                                                                                                  School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
                                                                                                                                             Advanced        Specialized                                                                                 Toronto: January, May and September                      March, July and November feeding into
                                                                                                                                            Legal English     Masters                               Program Length:                                     Beijing: May                                             YU Fall/Winter/Summer sessions
       English Language Teacher Training
                                                                                                                                           Program (IALE)     Program                               Term 1: 4 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Graduation Level: IELTS 6                                Graduation Level: IELTS 6.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Term 2: 4 months
                                                                                                    Customized Programs
                                                                           Immersion Program: Summer and Spring Break                                                                               Start Times: January, May and September

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduation Level: IELTS 6.5
                                                                        English Language Teacher Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                    DO YOU WANT TO                                      DO YOU WANT TO TAKE                                      DO YOU WANT TO

                                                                                                                                                                           Graduate Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    STUDY ADVANCED LAW?                                 A GRADUATE PROGRAM/                                      TAKE YOUR MBA?
   IELTS LEVEL AT PROGRAM COMPLETION                                                                                                                                                                For students of international law.                  MASTER’S DEGREE?                                         For students with an undergraduate degree.
   Academic Program (AP) 9                                         IELTS 6.5                                                                                                                                                                            For students with an undergraduate degree.
                                                                   IELTS 7 (Honours)                                                                                                                INTENSIVE ADVANCED LEGAL                                                                                     MBA/SPECIALIZED MASTERS
                                                                   IELTS 7.5 (Distinction)                                                                                                          ENGLISH PROGRAM                                     GRADUATE STUDIES                                         PREPARATION PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Transition from international law to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PREPARATION PROGRAM                                       Raise English language skills to
   YUBridge                                                        IELTS 6.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                    LLM specializations at Osgoode and other law         Guided preparation for graduate program                  MBA standards
   Destination York (DY)                                           IELTS 6.5                                                                                                                        schools or fields that require Legal English         applications and study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Language Proficiency: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
   Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)                     IELTS 6.5 (pass)                                                                                                                 Language Proficiency: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent        Language Proficiency:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Designed for students who have completed
                                                                   IELTS 7 (Honours)                                                                                                                                                                     Term 1: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  or will soon complete undergraduate study
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Designed for practicing lawyers learning a           AP6 completion
                                                                   IELTS 7.5 (Distinction)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and are preparing for an MBA or specialized
                                                                                                                                                                                                    specialization in English                            Term 2: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  master’s degree
   Intensive Advanced Legal English Program (IALE)                 IELTS 7.5                                                                                                                                                                             AP8/AP9 completion
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conditional Admission: Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Osgoode may offer conditional admission to          Designed for students who have completed an              Conditional Admission: Yes
   MBA/Specialized Masters Program                                 IELTS 7.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Schulich may offer conditional
                                                                                                                                                                                                    students applying to part 2 of Foundation of         undergraduate degree and are preparing for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Legal English)                                       graduate studies in North America                        admission to students applying to Schulich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  School of Business)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program Length: 4 months                             Conditional Admission: Yes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University Pathway Agreements                            Program Length: 2 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start Time: September
Program Details                                                                                                                                                                                     Graduation Level: IELTS 7.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Program Length:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Term 1: 4 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Start Times: July and November

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Graduation Level: IELTS 7.5
For full program listing and current information, visit yorku.ca/yueli                                                                                                                                                                                    Term 2: 4 months

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Start Times: September, January and May
We’re always improving our programming for students like you. Content in this brochure is subject to change.
Please see yorku.ca/yueli for up-to-date information.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduation Level: IELTS: Pass – 6.5;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Honours – 7; Distinction – 7.5

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Academic Program                                                                                                                                   What our students are saying…

Language preparation for study in English
Program Overview
                                                                                                                                                   “My teacher was friendly and professional. We learned
The Academic Program (AP) has 9 levels for students —                                                                                                how to do presentations and vocabulary.”
from absolute beginners to advanced learners. Students also
participate in activities, trips, and social events organized
by York University Community Leaders, giving you the
opportunity to build your skills and confidence in preparation
for your future university life.                                                                                                                   “YUELI has been                   “My teachers helped
An alternative to IELTS and TOEFL                                                                                                                   very helpful                        me by giving me a lot
The Academic Program was designed as a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                    to improve my                       of advice and sharing
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) preparation for
students at any level of English. This helps students learn
                                                                                                                                                    English in every                    their experiences,
English to the level they need — from basic communication
skills to completing a PhD. Our unique program allows
                                                                                                                                                    aspect. I can                       especially in writing                                          “The teachers
students from AP6 to AP9 to sit in on many courses
at York University and experience what it’s like first-hand.
                                                                                                                                                    confidently write                   research papers.”                                                answered my
From these levels, students can apply for conditional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         questions politely
admission to York University.
                                                                                                                                                    an essay now!”
  tudents from over 70 nationalities have enrolled                                                                                                                                                                                                      even if I wasn’t
 in this program over the last 5 years!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         their student.”
• York University students hold Conversation Partner sessions
   every week and host regular social and interactive clubs
   and activities.                                                                                                                                 “I developed the
• Students who complete any Level between AP6 to AP9
   of the Academic Program (with Honours or Distinction if                                                        Available Sessions                  ability to think
   necessary) will meet the language requirements for entry
                                                                                                                  2019-2020                           and do research                                  “Thanks for all of the                         “YUELI improved
   to York University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         great memories,                                 my English
Learn while you make                                   Summary                                                    • Sep 3, 2019 to Oct 25, 2019       independently.”
friends and have fun                                   •	Program length: 8 weeks (per level)
                                                                                                                    Academic Program                                                                     information, lessons                            and has made
AP gives you the chance to participate in                                                                         • Oct 28, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
                                                       • Class size: Approximately 16 students
social activities and trips, practice your                                                                          Academic Program                                                                     and friends!”                                   my personality
                                                       • Classroom hours/week: 20 hours
English outside the classroom and build
your confidence! In addition, AP3-AP9
                                                       • 6 start times per year
                                                                                                                  • Jan 6, 2020 to Feb 28, 2020
                                                                                                                    Academic Program
                                                       •	Social and cultural activities
students choose a seminar each session to                                                                         • Mar 2, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020
                                                          and undergraduate student
complement their core class objectives.
                                                          conversation partners                                     Academic Program
Some of the special English learning                                                                              • May 4, 2020 to Jun 26, 2020
opportunities include seminars for:                    Admission Requirements
                                                                                                                    Academic Program
• grammar                 • music                      • You are at least 18 years old*
                                                                                                                  • Jun 29, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
• pronunciation           • Canadian culture             * If you are under 18, you still may be eligible.          Academic Program
• reading                                                  Contact the English Language Institute to confirm.
                          • … and more!                                                                           • Aug 31, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
• photography                                                                                                       Academic Program
                                                                                                                  • Oct 26, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
                                                                                                                    Academic Program

                                                                                                                  APPLY NOW

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YUBridge                                                                                                                                             Destination York

Get started on your degree while you improve your English to meet the York University                                                                An accelerated English for Academic Purposes Program that offers conditional acceptance to
entry requirements!                                                                                                                                  more than 100 undergraduate programs*
Program Overview                                                                                                                                     Program Overview                                                      Improve your academic                                       Timely Advising Services
Students accepted into the YUBridge program receive a                                                                                                Destination York is an 8-week pathway                                 reading, writing, listening,                                Your academic success in the Destination
conditional offer of acceptance to York University. This                                                                                             program that you can enrol in after                                   and speaking skills                                         York program is as important to us
program combines 25 hours per week of instruction, which                                                                                             applying to a degree program at York.                                 Over the course of just 8 weeks, you                        as your successful integration into
includes Academic English classes, tutorials and lectures with                                                                                       Successful completion of Destination                                  will receive customized feedback to                         York University afterwards. We ensure
for-credit courses in faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional                                                                                       York fulfills the York U language entry                               improve your academic and language                          your pathway into York is as smooth
Studies, Science, Health, Environmental Studies, Lassonde                                                                                            requirement, with no test required (no                                skills in the following areas:                              as possible by providing access to
School of Engineering, and School of Arts, Media, Performance                                                                                        IELTS or TOEFL). The program is taught                                                                                            undergraduate advising services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Listening to key ideas in lectures
and Design. In 4 to 8 months, you’ll be speaking and writing                                                                                         by qualified instructors and features an                                                                                          comprehensive information sessions with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and presentations, taking notes, and
at an IELTS 6.5 level — the minimum requirement for full                                                                                             innovative curriculum. Students enrolled                                                                                          all faculties, and workshops that keep you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             analyzing academic readings
admission to York University.                                                                                                                        in the program will have access to York                                                                                           informed of next steps.
                                                                                                                                                     University support services.                                          • Writing university academic-level
Earn credits as you learn English                                                                                                                                                                                            research papers
                                                                                                                                                     In Destination York, you continue                                     • Thinking critically, managing time and
While improving your IELTS level, you will also take one 3-credit
                                                                                                                                                     to learn, both within and outside of                                    working effectively in a team
course in the first term. Upon successful completion of the
language requirements in Term 1, you may be eligible to enrol in                                                                                     classroom hours. These opportunities
one or two 3-credit courses in Term 2, meaning that you could                                                                                        are offered in the form of seminars,
earn 9 credits of your undergraduate degree by the end of this                                                                                       workshops, volunteering, clubs, trips
program. Students who are enrolled in the 4 month option only                                                                                        and interactive events.
are eligible for one 3-credit course.                                                                                                                * Please see York University’s Programs of Study for
                                                                                                                                                        a full list: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program-search
Once you start in the YUBridge program, you are considered an
undergraduate student at York. You will take the same courses
as fully admitted York students, helping to build relationships                                                                                      Summary                                                                Admission Requirements
with the students and staff in your Faculty.                                                                                                         • Program length: 8 weeks                                              • Previous education: High school graduate
Your tutorial leaders are chosen specifically for their experience                                                                                   • Class size: Approximately 17 students                                • Language proficiency:
working with international students, and academic tutorials are                                                     Available Sessions               • Classroom hours/week: 30 hours                                         - IELTS: minimum 6 or TOEFL iBT: 79 or
taught separately, so class sizes remain small. This structure                                                      2019-2020                        • 3 start times per year timed to                                           TOEFL paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Available Sessions
also enables the English language course content to be tailored
                                                                                                                    • Sep 3, 2019 to Apr 24, 2020      finish just prior to the start of the                                                                                                2019-2020
to the undergraduate area you’re studying, making YUBridge                                                                                                                                                                  NOTE: You can begin in our Academic
                                                                                                                      YUBridge Program                 undergraduate term                                                                                                                   • Sep 3, 2019 to Oct 25, 2019
classroom activities highly relevant to your future studies.                                                                                                                                                                Program at any level and transfer into
                                                                                                                    • Sep 3, 2019 to Dec 19, 2020    • Fulfills the language entry requirement                              Destination York after successful                                  Pre-Destination York Program
                                                                                                                      YUBridge Program (Term 2)      • Access to support services                                           completion of AP7.                                              • Oct 28, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
Summary                                               Admission Requirements
                                                                                                                    • Jan 6, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020                                                                                                                                              Destination York Program
• Program length:                                     Term 1 (8 months)                                               YUBridge Program                                                                                                                                                      • Jan 6, 2020 to Feb 28, 2020
 - IELTS 5.0: 8 months (Terms 1 and 2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pre-Destination York Program
 - IELTS 6.0: 4 months (Term 2)
                                                      • Previous education: 80% GPA
                                                        (or equivalent) from high school
                                                                                                                    • Jan 6, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020    Pre-Destination York / Destination York                                                                                                • Mar 2, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020
                                                                                                                      YUBridge Program (Term 2)
• Class size: Approximately 17 students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Destination York Program
                                                      • Language proficiency:                                       • May 4, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020    Program Overview:
  (English language classes)                            - IELTS: 5.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.0                  YUBridge Program                                                                                                                                                      • May 4, 2020 to Jun 26, 2020
                                                                                                                                                     Applicants with IELTS score of 5.5, AP6 completion or equivalent are eligible for the                                                     Pre-Destination York Program
• Classroom hours/week: 25 hours                           in Writing OR                                            • May 4, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020    Pre-Destination York Program. Students who pass Pre-Destination York qualify for
• Up to 3 for-credit courses over the 2 terms           - Successful completion of Academic                          YUBridge Program (Term 2)                                                                                                                                             • Jun 29, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
                                                                                                                                                     Destination York Program.
• 3 start times per year                                   Program Level AP5 OR                                     • Aug 31, 2020 to Apr 23, 2021                                                                                                                                             Destination York Program
  (September, January, and May)                         - Equivalent score on YUELI placement test                   YUBridge Program               Summary:                                Admission                                                                                      • Aug 31, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
• Access to the same academic and                                                                                   • Aug 31, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020   • Program length:                       Requirements:                            Pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Destination          York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pre-Destination York Program
  non-academic services as fully admitted             Term 2 (4 months)                                               YUBridge Program (Term 2)        8 weeks                               • Previous education:                    York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        York            University          • Oct 26, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
  York students                                                                                                                                                                                High school graduate                                                                            Destination York Program
                                                      • Previous education: 80% GPA                                                                  • Class size:
                                                        (or equivalent) from high school                                                               Approximately                         • Language proficiency:               • IELTS 5.5        • IELTS 6.0
                                                      • Language proficiency:                                       APPLY NOW                          17 students                             IELTS 5.5 or                        • 2 months         • 2 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • 20 hours         • 30 hours
                                                                                                                    yorku.ca/yueli                   • Classroom                               AP6 completion                                                                                APPLY NOW
                                                        - IELTS: 6.0
                                                                                                                                                       hours/week: 20 hours                    or equivalent                                                                                 yorku.ca/yueli
                                                        - Successful completion of Academic
                                                           Program Level AP7 OR                                                                      • Start dates: January,
                                                                                                                                                       May, September
                                                        - Equivalent score on YUELI placement test

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Immersion Program                                                                                                                                                      Immersion Program
Spring Break                                                                                                                                                           Summer
Spend your Spring Break enjoying the                                                                                                                                   Spend three glorious weeks working on your English and enjoying a Canadian summer
delights of the Canadian winter and
                                                                                                                                                                       Program Overview
improving your English language skills.
                                                                                                                                                                       The Summer Immersion Program will help your listening and speaking skills in English from any level as well as give you the
Program Overview                                                                                                                                                       opportunity to interact with student community leaders and participate in formal and informal individual and group presentation.

The Spring Break Immersion Program will help you develop                                                                                                               Over the course of up to 4 weeks you will experience one of
your listening and speaking skills in English from any level                                                                                                           Canada’s largest and most multicultural university campuses
as well as learn with students from around the world. Over                                                                                                             and the social and cultural life of a Canadian summer.
the course of 4 weeks, you will experience one of Canada’s
largest, most multicultural university campuses and the
social and cultural life of a Canadian winter. You’ll also explore                                                                                                     Practice your English while exploring all that
Toronto’s shops, restaurants, and neighbourhoods.                                                                                                                      Toronto has to offer
                                                                                                                                                                       Students have access to the computer labs, libraries, athletic
                                                                                                                                                                       facilities, and restaurants of the York Campus, while either
Practice your English while exploring                                                                                                                                  living on campus or with a local family for a fully immersive
all that Toronto has to offer                                                                                                                                          Canadian experience.
Our highly qualified teachers will guide you through your                                                                                                              During your program you will also experience Toronto the way
English classes and provide plenty of opportunities to                                                                                                                 locals do — spending a day exploring the waterfront, watching
practice. You will also have access to the computer labs,                                                                                                              the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball, exploring Toronto’s ethnic
libraries, athletic facilities, and restaurants of the York                                                                                                            neighbourhoods, seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and
Campus, while either living on campus or with a local family                                                                                                           getting up close to Niagara Falls.
for a fully immersive Canadian experience.
                                                                                                                                                                       Our Community Leaders, current York undergraduate
During your program you will also experience Toronto                                                                                                                   students, lead many of the cultural events and will also
the way locals do — watching the Toronto Raptors play                                                                                                                  introduce you to some of the 300+ clubs on campus.
basketball, exploring Toronto’s ethnic neighbourhoods,                                                                                                                 There’s always plenty to do at York!
seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and getting up
close to Niagara Falls. You will also have the chance to go
camping, for a true Canadian winter experience!
Our Community Leaders, current York undergraduate
students, lead many of the cultural events and will also
introduce you to some of the 300+ clubs on campus.
There’s always plenty to do at York!

Summary                                                              Some of the Topics Covered:                                    Available Sessions                 Summary                                                              Some of the Topics Covered:                                     Available Sessions
• Program length: 4 weeks                                            • Canadian Culture                                             2020
• Class size: 16 students                                            • Multiculturalism in Canada and customs
                                                                                                                                                                       • Program length: Up to 1 month                                      • Canadian Culture                                              2020
                                                                                                                                    • Feb 10, 2020 to Mar 6, 2020      • Class size: 16 students                                            • Multiculturalism in Canada and customs
• Classroom hours/week: 39 hours                                       around the world                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Aug 4, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
                                                                                                                                      Spring Break Immersion Program   • Classroom hours/week: 34 hours of                                    around the world
  of instruction and activities                                      • Expressing needs and making requests                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer Immersion Program
                                                                                                                                                                         instruction and activities                                         • Expressing needs and making requests
• English-only environment                                           • Discussing problems and solutions
                                                                                                                                                                       • English-only environment                                           • Discussing problems and solutions
• Start at any English level                                         • Celebrities and pop culture
                                                                                                                                                                       • Start at any English level                                         • Celebrities and pop culture
                                                                     • Discussing hypothetical situations
Admission Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Discussing hypothetical situations
                                                                     • Canadian and global current events                                                              Admission Requirements
                                                                       and issues                                                                                                                                                           • Canadian and global current events
• Previous education: High school graduate                                                                                                                             • Previous education: High school graduate                             and issues
• You are at least 18 years old*                                                                                                                                       • You are at least 18 years old*
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 * If you are under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the                                                                     yorku.ca/yueli                                                                                                                                                          yorku.ca/yueli
                                                                                                                                                                        * If you’re under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the
    York University English Language Institute to confirm                                                                                                                  York University English Language Institute to confirm.

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Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)                                                                                                          Intensive Advanced Legal English Program
Get ready for a Master’s Degree                                                                                                                      Study advanced law in English, with confidence
Program Overview                                                                                                                                     Program Overview
The Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) is designed for international students who want to attend graduate studies                           This intensive full and part-time program at the York                         Summary
programs in English. GSPP coursework focuses on the English language, academic, and professional skills and strategies needed                        University English Language Institute is designed to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Full-Time                               Part-Time
in day-to-day graduate school assignments/tasks/experiences and to communicate effectively with professors, graduate students,                       participants with the legal terminology, language and writing
and graduate program administrators. At the same time, it is designed to prepare program participants to achieve the test scores                     skills needed to succeed in legal graduate study and/or in a                  • Program length: 16 weeks              • Program length: 16 weeks
(IELTS, GRE/GMAT) necessary for graduate program admission and offer comprehensive professional advisory sessions about                              legal professional career in Canada.                                          • Class size: 15-20 students            • Class size: 15-20 students
Master’s applications/pathways.                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Classroom hours/week:                 • Classroom hours/week:
                                                                                                                                                     Through the program you will:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     20 hours                                14 hours
Program Success                                                                                                                                      • Improve IELTS or equivalent language score and study the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Students will participate in          • 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Tuesdays
                                                                                                                                                       language of the law in a small group environment
• Takes students from IELTS 5.5 to receiving a graduate school                • Has a well-established network of North American                                                                                                     four hours of class per day,            and Thursdays
  offer in 8 months                                                             university contacts to streamline applications                       • Enhance the grammar and structure of your writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     five days a week. Classes             • A number of Saturdays
• Improves the English language skills needed to a graduate-level             • Offers professional advisory sessions about graduate                 • Work with legal terminology and documents necessary for                       are led by one or two                   determined by course
  English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5/7/7.5)                                school applications/pathways                                           successful LLM study                                                          English Language Institute            • 8 hours/week (at your
• Offers conditional admission to Master’s Programs through its               • Acculturates students to the North American                          • Practice your professional speaking and presentation skills                   instructors, with regular               own pace)
  university pathway partnerships                                               university environment                                                                                                                               feedback on legal topics
                                                                                                                                                     Study English while gaining skills to                                           from a law instructor and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Classes are led by one
• Consistently-high GPAs in York University Master’s Programs                 • Benchmarked by the Canadian Center for Language Benchmarks           succeed in your law career                                                                                              or two English Language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     guest speakers.
• Has secured admission to world-famous graduate programs,                      at the highest Master’s proficiency level (CLB 10/10+)                                                                                                                                       Institute instructors,
                                                                                                                                                     This program is primarily designed for graduates of law degree
  including those in Canada at McGill University, the Schulich                • Provides students access to qualified immigration path advisors                                                                                                                              with regular feedback on
                                                                                                                                                     programs from outside Canada who are interested in pursuing
  School of Business, and the University of Toronto                           • Recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at                                                                                                                                             legal topics from a law
                                                                                                                                                     graduate legal studies in English, pursuing accreditation to
• Prepares program participants to quickly achieve the required                 York University                                                                                                                                                                              instructor and
                                                                                                                                                     practice law in Canada, or seeking employment in the legal
  graduate school test scores (IELTS, GRE/GMAT)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              guest speakers.
                                                                                                                                                     field in Canada.

Summary                                            Admission Requirements
• Program length: 8 months                         Term 1 (8 months)                                                Available Sessions
  (over 2 terms)
                                                   • Previous education:                                            2019-2020
• Class size: Approximately 16 students              An undergraduate degree                                        •	Sep 3, 2019 to Apr 24, 2020
• Classroom hours/week: 20 hours                   • Language proficiency:                                             Graduate Studies
• 3 start times per year: September,                 - IELTS score 5.5                                                 Preparation Program
  January, and May
                                                     - TOEFL iBT 69 (TOEFL Paper 525)                              •	Jan 6, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
• On-campus residence                                                                                                  Graduate Studies
                                                     - AP6 completion
                                                     - PTE Academic 44                                               Preparation Program
“After leaving GSPP, I studied two                                                                                 • Jan 6, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020
 Master’s degrees (Averaging 91%                   Term 2 (4 months)                                                  Graduate Studies Preparation
 in the first degree). I have gained               • Previous education:                                              Program (Term 2)
 admission to the PhD program                        An undergraduate degree                                        • May 4, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
 in Education Studies... with an                   • Language proficiency:                                            Graduate Studies
 International PhD Scholarship.”                                                                                      Preparation Program
                          - Graduate, GSPP
                                                     - IELTS score 6.5         - AP8/AP9 completion
                                                                                                                    • May 4, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Available Sessions 2020
                                                     - TOEFL iBT 83           - PTE Academic 60
                                                                                                                      Graduate Studies Preparation                                                                                                                       •	Mar 3, 2020 to Jun 26, 2020
                                                                                                                      Program (Term 2)                                                                                                                                       Intensive Advanced Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             English (Part-Time)
                                                                                                                    • Aug 31, 2020 to Apr 23, 2021
        GSPP Video                         Student Testimonials                                                       Graduate Studies                                                                                                                                   • Aug 31, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
                                                                                                                      Preparation Program                                                                                                                                  Intensive Advanced Legal English
                                                                                                                    • Aug 31, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
                                                                                                                      Graduate Studies Preparation
                                                                                                                      Program (Term 2)

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MBA/Specialized Masters Preparation Program

Get ready for your MBA or Master’s studies in just 8 weeks                                                                                    Business (PreMBA)                                Finance (Pre-MFin)
                                                                                                                                              PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL                         PREPARE FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR MASTER IN FINANCE
The MBA/Specialized Masters Preparation Program will help                   Intensive language study is delivered through business-related
                                                                                                                                              MASTER IN BUSINESS
you prepare for graduate studies in business at Schulich                    projects, field trips, and guest speakers from the Canadian                                                        The Pre-MFin Program is committed to building your academic reading, writing,
                                                                                                                                              ADMINISTRATION IN ENGLISH
School of Business or other graduate business programs                      business world, ensuring a learning experience with a                                                              listening and speaking skills as they apply to a business context. The program is in
by advancing your English language proficiency in reading,                  real-world edge.                                                  Over 8 weeks, prepare for graduate               two parts, the Pre-MFin itself and the Business Master’s Adjunct Program (BMAP).
writing, listening, and speaking skill areas, targeting                                                                                       studies in business by raising your
                                                                            You will gain confidence as you work independently and in
graduate-level academic and real-world business contexts.
                                                                            teams to conduct research, review case studies, analyze
                                                                                                                                              proficiency in reading, writing,                 Pre-MFin                                                 BMAP classes
                                                                                                                                              listening and speaking English in
                                                                            economic and financial data, draft a written report,                                                               Over 3 weeks in July, the Pre-MFin                       In the second part of the Pre-MFin
Develop the skills needed to be effective                                                                                                     a business context.
                                                                            participate in networking and interview situations, and deliver                                                    focuses intensively on developing                        Program starting in September, you will
in a North American MBA or graduate-level                                   a presentation to evaluators from York University’s Schulich                                                       your English language and academic                       begin the BMAP.
business study program.                                                                                                                       Summary
                                                                            School of Business.                                                                                                business culture skills. The program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Together, the Pre-MFin/BMAP package
The MBA/Specialized Masters Preparation Program is                                                                                            • Program length: 8 weeks in                     content is based on authentic material
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        strives to enhance your skills and
a full-time English course for students with suitable                       Explore the city while you study                                    2 four-week stages                             from the world of finance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        prepare you for success. The program
English-language proficiency (see the requirements below)                   English-speaking Canadian students (Community Leaders)            • Class size: Approximately 16 students          Each Pre-MFin class integrates reading,                  also builds your confidence to exceed
who wish to further improve their language skills to meet                   lead social and cultural activities in and around Toronto,        • Classroom hours/week: 20 hours                 writing, critical analysis skills and                    expectations in your Master’s studies
graduate-level business study standards.                                    helping you practice conversational English in a stimulating      • 4 hours of instruction daily                   presentation skills. It also provides                    and life-long career goals.
As a graduate of this program, you will be equipped with the                environment and make the most of your Canadian experience.        • Held twice a year in July/August and           plenty of opportunities to improve
English language skills needed to apply to the MBA program or                                                                                   November/December                              communications skills that are key to                    Summary
another master’s-level program at York University’s Schulich                                                                                  • Social and cultural activities and             academic and career success.                             • Classroom hours/week: 3 hours
School of Business (Canada’s top business school) or to a                                                                                       events in and around Toronto, led by                                                                    • September to February
graduate-level business program at another top-tier university.                                                                                 English-speaking Canadian students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • An adjunct program – for PreMFin
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Program length: 3 weeks                                  students when they start the Master’s
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Class size: Approximately 16 students                    of Finance program at Schulich
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Classroom hours/week: 30 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                               • 6 hours/day – 4 morning hours,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 afternoon hours
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Mainly supports 1-year Master’s of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Finance students

                                                                                                                                                Admission Requirements for both Business (PreMBA) and                                                            Available Sessions
                                                                                                                                                Finance (Pre-MFin) program streams                                                                               2019-2020
                                                                                                                                                  revious education: An undergraduate degree and have met ONE of the
                                                                                                                                                •P                                                                                                               •	Oct 28, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
                                                                                                                                                  following English-language proficiency requirements below.                                                        MBA/Specialized Master’s
                                                                                                                                                • Language proficiency:                                                                                             Preparation Program
                                                                                                                                                  - IELTS: minimum score 6.5 overall with no more than one component at 6.0                                     •	Jun 29, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MBA/Specialized Master’s
                                                                                                                                                  - TOEFL: minimum score 560 (paper), 220 (computer), or 87 (iBT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Preparation Program
                                                                                                                                                • AP9 completion with honours or distinction
                                                                                                                                                • YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP): successful completion
                                                                                                                                                  of GSPP Term 1 with a recommendation to the MBA/Specialized Master’s
                                                                                                                                                  Preparation Program from GSPP instructors

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English Language Teacher Training Programs                                                                                                      Custom-Designed Programs
Since 2002, YUELI has built considerable experience in                      YUELI has also designed teacher training programs for               Educated professionals from around the world increasingly                     Whether you are interested in improving a particular language
the design and implementation of English language teacher                   provincial ministries and universities from Jiangsu and             find themselves in corporate and other professional setting                   skill or you wish to enrol in a comprehensive course that
training programs. Training programs can be delivered                       Sichuan Provinces, China, and for groups of teachers from           where English is the language used.                                           covers a wider range of skills and cross-cultural business/
on campus at York University or on-site/on location at                      Mongolia. Those who completed the programs praised them                                                                                           professional practices, YUELI offers specialized short and
                                                                                                                                                To help participants better respond to career advancement
the partner’s premises, in a blended learning format or                     for their unique three-part approach to training, which                                                                                           long-term programs to meet your needs. Custom programs
                                                                                                                                                and leadership positions, YUELI custom designs curricula for
completely online. These programs help to develop the                       included classes and seminars on Teaching Methodologies,                                                                                          can be held at the York University campus or at your place of
                                                                                                                                                multiple professions. Over the years, these programs have
specialized language needed by non-native English-speaking                  as well as on Language Form and Function and Comparative                                                                                          work, and they follow the same comprehensive assessment
                                                                                                                                                included training in the following fields:
professors and teachers to conduct their classes in English,                Culture and Language. In these, and all YUELI Teacher Training                                                                                    of participants’ language skills that YUELI uses in all of its
as well as develop strategies for effective oral and                        Programs, participants have opportunities to assess and             • Business            • Accounting            • Canadian and                  programs. The outcome is speaking, pronunciation,
written communication.                                                      compare teaching methodologies used in Canada, to design            • Healthcare          • Auditing                international                 writing, presentation and cross-cultural skills refined to
                                                                            lesson plans together with YUELI instructors, to observe            • Engineering         • Law                     government                    high professional standards.
Beginning in January 2017, YUELI began hosting
                                                                            instructors’ approaches to teaching, and to teach ESL classes                                                       ministries’
59 participants in the Building Leadership for Change
                                                                            at YUELI using the new methods they have learned.
through School Immersion offered by the Ministry of
Education in Saudi Arabia. The goal of this six-month                       In addition to Toronto-based teacher training, YUELI                Each YUELI customized program integrates the needs of the                          YUELI is happy to offer Custom
program is to transform knowledge, skills, and attitudes                    instructors travel abroad to run similar programs. Two such         business, corporations or institutions with the specific language
                                                                                                                                                skills required to better meet these needs. As part of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Designed Programs:
of Saudi education professionals through university-guided                  programs, in Palestine and in Turkey, were launched in the past
immersion in Canadian schools. To achieve this goal,                        four years. The program in Turkey was notable for the scale         process, the YUELI management team ensures that ongoing                            Please contact:
YUELI is collaborating with York’s Faculty of Education                     of the training. YUELI was responsible for overhauling the          client input is a central feature of every custom program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Michael Twohey, Associate Director (mtwohey@yorku.ca)
and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to deliver                     English preparatory curriculum for 400 students at Istanbul                                                                                            Kareen Sharawy, EAP Manager (ksharawy@yorku.ca)
proficiency-appropriate language training at YUELI,                         Commerce University (ICU) and for training 25 ICU instructors
individualized guidance through the Faculty of Education,                   on how to use the new curriculum.
and school immersion at leading TDSB schools.
                                                                            YUELI Teacher Training programs are a key component of our
Since 2016, YUELI has welcomed participants into the                        commitment to having a global impact on the way international
Bachelor of Education English Immersion Programme                           students learn and experience academic English.
comprised of senior BEd English students from the Education
University of Hong Kong. EduHK is a valued partner. It has a QS
ranking in Education of #2 in Asia and #12 globally. Through                   YUELI is happy to customize Teaching
this immersion programme, students significantly improved                      Training Programs for:
their English language proficiency. They also enhanced their
understanding of Canadian culture and education through their                  • School Instructors              Please contact:
exposure to ESL expertise and practices at a premier language                  • University Instructors          Ben Collins, Associate
institute Concurrent with their studies, students completed a                                                    Director (bcollins@yorku.ca)
two-week TDSB classroom practicum, including observations                      • BEd Participants
and practice teaching.                                                                                           Kareen Sharawy, EAP
                                                                                                                 Manager (ksharawy@yorku.ca)

                                                                                                            “We [thank]
        FPO                                                                                                   York University for
                                                                                                              welcoming us and
                                                                                                              organizing [this]
                                                                                                              program. Your
                                                                                                              continuous support
                                                                                                              is invaluable help in
                                                                                                              exploring our future
                                                                                                              path to success.”
                                                                                                                 -Saudi Teachers’ Group, 2017

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Academic and Campus Services                                                                                                                             Toronto
York University’s Keele campus is a self-contained community with 5 libraries, 92 buildings, athletic facilities, residences,
a shopping mall, and green, groomed outdoor common areas, all making up a buzzing campus with an active campus life.                                     York University is well-connected with the best
                                                                                                                                                         that Toronto has to offer, so you’ll enjoy one of
                      LIBRARIES                                        ATHLETIC FACILITIES
                                                                                                                                                         the world’s most multicultural, vibrant, safe, and
                                                                                                                                                         welcoming cities!

                                                                                                                                  SHOPPING MALL

                                                                                                          GREEN SPACES


Nexus                                                                       Libraries
Nexus is the YUELI’s Student Resource Centre. In Nexus, you                 The York University Libraries are host to more than 3 million
can practice English with your classmates, borrow books,                    visitors annually. Our libraries provide access to a robust
DVDs, and CDs, and access computers for working on your                     collection of resources, including more than 600,000
assignments. Nexus has books on specific skill areas, such as               e-books, 72,000 full-text e-journals, and 2.6 million printed
reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, listening, and IELTS,             volumes. Students have access to more than 3,600 quiet
and also a literature section. Reading books in English is a                and collaborative study spaces, as well as research and
great way to improve your reading and research skills.                      reference assistance from any one of our 150 librarians
                                                                            and staff members.
                                                                            http://www.library.yorku.ca                                           For full details of
Write Right
                                                                                                                                                  transportation in Toronto
There are 5 centres for academic writing on campus
                                                                            Student Life
                                                                                                                                                  check out the Toronto Transit
where most of our students can develop and polish their                     With more than 300 student clubs and organizations, the
writing skills during one-on-one sessions with a writing                    intellectual, cultural, and social offerings at York are some         Commission website:
instructor or attend group workshops on topics such as                      of the richest in Canada. Sport & Recreation has diverse              http://www.ttc.ca
how to develop a thesis, punctuation, critical analysis,                    programming, including intramurals, a fitness centre, sports
and effective editing.                                                      clubs, instructional classes and more. In 2015, the York
                                                                            University Lions won two banners, including the Canadian
                                                                            Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and Ontario University Athletics
Computer Access                                                             (OUA) Men’s Soccer titles.

There are more than 2,000 workstations on campus, so you’ll                 http://currentstudents.yorku.ca
never be far from a computer when you need one. Computing
Commons Labs are available to students in the William Small
                                                                            Global Connections
Centre and Accolade East. You’ll find computer stations in the              As an international student, you will probably have many
libraries and the Phillip Dahdaleh Building too.                            questions about life at York. Fortunately, our team of Global
                                                                            Liaisons is here to help you!
                                                                            Global Liaisons are senior students who study in different
Food and Shopping                                                           programs and can speak many different languages.
There are many restaurants on campus that serve food from                   During the Summer months, they host a series of Online
all over the world. There is also a grocery store in York Lanes             Information Sessions on topics that matter most to a new
(the shopping mall on campus), as well as a pharmacy and                    international student.
other stores. You’ll never be hungry!                                       http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/globalconnections

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Cost of Living                                                                                                                             Homestays, Residence Options
                                                                                                                                           & Private Rental Accommodation
Plan ahead for your studies
When studying abroad, it’s important to be aware of the cost of living so you can budget accordingly. Below is an estimation of the        Choosing where you live when you take one of our programs is a big decision. Some of our programs have a housing option built
cost of living while undertaking your course with the English Language Institute.                                                          in, but for many programs the choice is entirely up to you. The information below will help you get started in making this decision
One thing that you may not be used to is that often you will have to pay tax and tip on top of the basic cost for many services. For       and we’re here to help with further information too.
example, if you go out to dinner with some friends and order a meal that costs $15, you will need to remember that 13% tax and a
15% tip will need to be added to the bill. Tipping is customary but the amount is up to you; 15% is just the average.                      Living on Campus                                                             Private Apartment
                                                                                                                                           Living on campus is a fun and enriching experience.                          If you’re looking to rent your own apartment or share one
 Estimate Expense                  On Campus                                                   Off Campus                                  You can live in one of the dormitories on the York University                with friends while you’re studying with us, talk to our
                                                                                                                                           campus, within walking distance of classrooms, gym                           Global Connections team. They can answer any questions
 Textbooks and supplies            Included in most YUELI programs                             Included in most YUELI programs             facilities, on-campus restaurants, student centres, libraries,               you might have about finding the right place to stay!
                                   $1,620-$2,790 CAD                                           Approx $1,000 CAD/month                     and computer labs – everything right outside your door.
 Housing                                                                                                                                   The York University Security Control Centre is open
                                   (residence)                                                 (varies by area and living arrangements)
                                                                                                                                           24 hours a day/365 days a year to keep you safe, and
                                   $250-$1,125 CAD                                             Approx $400 CAD/month                       houses a dispatch centre, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV),
 Meal plan/groceries
                                   (meal plan varies by time of year)                          (groceries)                                 alarm monitoring equipment, and a first aid station.

 Healthcare                        $853 CAD for international students                         $853 CAD for international students         http://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/
                                   $122.45 CAD per monthly public
 Transportation                                                                                $122.45 CAD monthly public transport pass
                                   transport pass (TTC)                                                                                    Homestay
 Mobile phone plan                 $25-$50 CAD per month                                      $25-$50 CAD per month                        Students who choose homestay have an opportunity to
                                                                                                                                           live with a Canadian family during their time at the York
 Movie ticket                      $15 CAD per movie                                          $15 CAD per movie                            University English Language Institute. Homestay provides
                                                                                                                                           you with a chance to have a true Canadian experience by
 Restaurant meal                   $20-$30 CAD per person                                     $25-$50 CAD per person
                                                                                                                                           sharing daily life with Canadians; to speak English outside
These fee estimates are subject to change. For more detailed information on cost of living in Toronto have a look at Expatistan            of the classroom; and to have a supportive and comfortable
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/toronto and Numbeo https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Toronto                              environment while living in Canada.
                                                                                                                                           The families are Canadians living within a 45-minute commute
                                                                                                                                           from the York University campus. Our families range in size
                                                                                                                                           from one family member (a Homestay parent) to five people
                                                                                                                                           (two Homestay parents and three children). Some of our
                                                                                                                                           families have pets. Many of the homestay parents work during
                                                                                                                                           the day, either full time or part time. Our families live in
                                                                                                                                           apartments, condominiums, bungalows, or two-storey homes.

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Continuing Professional Education                                                                                                              Registration                                                                  Contact Details
Launch your career with a Post-Graduate Certificate specifically designed for                                                                  So, you know what program you want to take — now it’s                         We’re here to help so please get in touch for any questions
                                                                                                                                               time to register. If you’re not already working with one of our               you may have.
international students                                                                                                                         educational agents in your home country, you can register
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             +1 416 736 5353
York University’s School of Continuing Studies offers 8-month, full-time Post-Graduate Certificates to help college and university             directly via our website.
graduates gain a network of industry professionals, peers and Canadian experience. Choose to start in September or January.                                                                                                  yueli@yorku.ca
                                                                                                                                               All you have to do is go to the Programs page, locate your
                                                                                                                                               program and choose which session you want to enrol in from                          /YorkUYUELI			@YorkUYUELI
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting                                    Training a group?
                                                                                                                                               the Available Sessions section. From there just follow the
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting              Talk to us about your needs. We are happy to customize programs   prompts to complete your registration and start your journey                        @YorkUYUELI
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration                       in the following areas:                                           with the English Language Institute.
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources                               • Accounting                                                      Need help? Feel free to reach out to us at yueli@yorku.ca
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Digital & Content Marketing                   • Business Administration
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• Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations
Add the summer intensive option of Certificate in Big Data
                                                                             • Cloud Computing Strategy
                                                                             • Cyber Security
                                                                                                                                               Added Support for
Analytics and Certificate in Advanced Data Science and
Predictive Analytics to your Post-Graduate Certificate to
                                                                             • Data Science and Machine Learning                               our Students
                                                                             • Digital and Content Marketing
further excel in the Canadian and global job market.
                                                                             • Full-Stack Web Development
                                                                                                                                               We’re committed to supporting our students through their
                                                                             • Human Resources                                                 entire time with us. We do this by offering:
Please visit our website for details.                                        • IT Auditing
                                                                                                                                               • application support
                                                                             • Mediation & Negotiation
                                                                                                                                               • workshops on the application process
                                                                             • Risk Management
                                                                                                                                               • information sessions about Canadian universities and colleges
                                                                             • User Experience Design
                                                                                                                                               • university and college fairs
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Faculties and Programs of Study

                                                                                                                                             SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, MEDIA,                                                    FACULTY OF HEALTH
                                                                                                                                             PERFORMANCE & DESIGN                                                          Our Faculty of Health is driven by one compelling vision: to
                                                                                                                                             Canada’s premiere centres for education across the arts,                      educate future global leaders, the agents of change who will
                                                                                                                                             redefining what the arts mean today and how they will be                      redefine and advance health and human science.
                                                                                                                                             imagined tomorrow.                                                            • Global Health (BA, BSc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Health Studies (BHS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Kinesiology & Health Science (BA, BSc)
                                                                                                                                             • Art History (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Neuroscience (BSc)
                                                                                                                                             • Studio Art (BFA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Nursing (BScN)
                                                                                                                                             Media                                                                         • Psychology (BA, BSc)
                                                                                                                                             • Cinema & Media Studies (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           LASSONDE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                             • Digital Media (BA)
                                                                                                                                             • Film Production (BFA)                                                       Explore your passions and gain perspective from the real world.
                                                                                                                                             • Media Arts (BFA)                                                            • Computer Science (BA, iBA, BSc, iBSc)
                                                                                                                                             • Screenwriting (BFA)                                                         • Computer Security (BA, BSc)
Completing your program with us is just the beginning!                                                                                       Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Digital Media (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Earth & Atmospheric Science (BSc)
                                                                                                                                             • Dance (BFA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Engineering (BEng)
Once you’ve finished your program with the English Language Institute there are plenty of options to continue your studies                   • Music (BA, BFA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             - Civil
with York. Unlike more traditional universities, York can deliver a choice of majors and minors across more than 100 programs                • Theatre (BA, BFA)
and two campuses.                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Computer
                                                                                                                                             Design                                                                          - Electrical
                                                                                                                                             • Design (BDes)                                                                 - Geomatics
Many students combine majors and minors in completely different fields such as music and physics, or psychology and business.                                                                                                - Mechanical
York’s structural flexibility is designed to match your intellectual curiosity. The result? A program you’ll love, greater engagement
                                                                                                                                             FACULTY OF EDUCATION                                                            - Software
with your studies and, in the long run, adaptability in your academic and career success.
                                                                                                                                             Engage in local and global classrooms and communities.                          - Space
If you prefer a more structured approach, York has those programs too. Below you’ll see a list of the Faculties at York and all the                                                                                        • Engineering & International Development Studies (BEng/BA)
programs they offer. For more information go to the Future Students web page http://futurestudents.yorku.ca.                                 Direct-entry, Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of

All the general dates for the Summer, Fall, and Winter sessions can be found on the Registrar’s web page                                     • Education (BEd)                                                             FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS &
http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates                                                                                                    • Educational Studies (BA)                                                    PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
There are also two scholarships that are available to international students undertaking a degree at York:                                                                                                                 We house Canada’s largest selection of liberal arts and
                                                                                                                                             FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           professional programs.
 Award Name                         Amount                                                      Eligibility                                  Challenge what is. Imagine what could be. Transform the Future.
                                                                                                                                             • Ecosystem Management (BES)                                                  Business & I.T.
 Global Leader of Tomorrow          $80,000                                                     • International applicants from secondary
 Award for International            ($20,000 x 4 years)                                            school or equivalent                      • Environmental Management & Technology (BES)                                 • Business Economics (BA)
 Students                                                                                                                                    • Environmental Studies (BES)                                                 • Commerce (BCom)
                                                                                                • Minimum ‘A’ average or equivalent
                                                                                                                                              - Environmental Management                                                     - Accounting
                                                                                                • Demonstrated leadership through                                                                                           - Business Research
                                                                                                                                              - Environmental Politics, Justice and Arts
                                                                                                   community service or excellence in
                                                                                                                                              - Urban & Regional Environments                                                - Finance
                                                                                                   the arts or sport
                                                                                                                                             • International Development (BES)                                               - Human Resources Management
 International Entrance             $140,000                                                    • International applicants from secondary   • Urban Sustainability (BES)                                                    - Information Technology
 Scholarship of Distinction         ($35,000 x 4 years)                                            school or equivalent                                                                                                      - Management
                                                                                                                                             FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES                                                     - Marketing
                                                                                                • Minimum ‘A’ average or equivalent
                                                                                                                                             More than 90 master’s, doctoral and professional programs.                      - Supply Chain Management
                                                                                                • Demonstrated leadership through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Disaster & Emergency Management (BDEM)
                                                                                                   community service or excellence in
                                                                                                   the arts or sport                                                                                                       • Economics (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Financial & Business Economics (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Human Resources Management (BHRM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Information Technology (BA)

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