Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario

Located on a beautiful and historic downtown University of Toronto campus, CISS at Trinity is the ideal programme for students seeking a more academic approach to language learning. Students who wish to improve their English skills may participate in 20 hours of language lessons plus 5 practical hours per week, while students who are preparing for the next step of their English career may choose our Academic & Career Prep course. Regardless of their study choice, students are certain to be thrilled to call CISS at Trinity their summer home.

 

LocationToronto, ON
Ages14 to 18 - Boys and Girls
Academic and Career Prep16-18 years, boys and girls
Session Length2, 3 or 4 week sessions
AccommodationSingle or Double Residence Rooms
General English20 hours + 5 hours of practicum per week

Dates and Fees 2019

All fees are in Canadian Dollars $CAD

Departing
July 13
Departing
July 20
Departing
July 27
Departing
August 03
Departing
August 10
Departing
August 17
Arriving
June 30
2 Weeks
$3,725
3 Weeks
$5,175
4 Weeks
$6,650
- - -
Arriving
July 07
- 2 Weeks
$3,725
3 Weeks
5,175
4 Weeks
$6,650
- -
Arriving
July 14
- - 2 Weeks
$3,725
3 Weeks
5,175
4 Weeks
$6,650
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Arriving
July 21
- - - 2 Weeks
$3,725
3 Weeks
5,175
4 Weeks
$6,650
Arriving
July 28
- - -
-
2 Weeks
$3,725
3 Weeks
5,175
Arriving
August 04
- - - - - 2 Weeks
$3,725

Academic & Career Prep Dates and Fees

Departing
July 20
Departing
August 10
Arriving
June 30
3 Weeks
$5,625
Arriving
July 21
- 3 Weeks
$5,625

Extra Fees

Extra Night Fee - $ 200

Extra Transfer Fee - $ 80

Extra night and extra transfer fees apply to all students who arrive or depart on non-scheduled dates.

Early Morning Departure Fee - $ 50

Early morning departure fee applies to all students with flights scheduled to depart before 08:00.

Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Fee - $ 75

UM fee applies to all students flying as UM with airline

Custodianship Fee - $ 100

*Canadian and US citizens currently residing in Canada or the United States are asked to contact CISS for domestic rates. Taxes are included. Information updated: September 26, 2018

Activities & Excursions

The CISS at Trinity activity programme has been designed to showcase the best that Toronto has to offer.  Each week, students attend 1 full day excursion and 3 half day excursions as part of the programme.  Transportation, meals, and admission costs are included.

Full Day (one per week)       Half Day (three per week)
  • Niagara Falls with Hornblower Tour 
  • Canada's Wonderland (Amusement Park) 
  • Wasaga Beach + Blue Mountain Village
  • Blue Jays Baseball Game
  • Centre Island
  • CN Tower
  • Disco (either Boat Cruise or Club exclusive to CISS students)
  • High Park
  • Fort York
  • Toronto Harbourfront
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  • Casa Loma
  • St Lawrence Market + Distillery District
  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
  • Woodbine Beach

Facility

Welcome to one of the most beautiful campuses in Toronto! Our downtown location puts the city right at your doorstep. Just south of the famous neighbourhood of Yorkville, you are a short walk to Yonge Street, coffee shops, stores and so much more.  On campus you will find a comfortable, clean, and safe residence, a beautiful garden courtyard, air conditioned student lounges, and dining facilities that are modern…with a historic charm.  Finally, WiFi is available throughout the campus.

You’ll live in a single or double room in a university residence with other students attending this programme.  Students are separated by gender within the residence.  Each room has a bed, desk, chair, dresser and/or wardrobe.  All bed linens are provided, along with a bath towel.  Students must bring their own toiletries. There are card-operated laundry machines in the residence – we provide laundry detergent.  Shared washroom and shower facilities are located on every floor. Safety is our priority so our staff live in the same residence, providing full supervision.

We provide you with three meals daily, Monday - Saturday.  Brunch and dinner are served on Sundays to allow time for you to sleep in. All meals are provided in a modern cafeteria which features various stations offering a wide choice of main courses.  Lunch and dinner are complimented by a full salad bar, dessert offerings and unlimited drinks. All students eat together in the university dining hall that is decorated in the history of the school. Our meals are cooked on-site by professional staff and meet rigid nutritious standards. 

Facilities

  • Large classrooms
  • Dining hall and modern cafeteria
  • Beautiful garden (“The Quad”)
  • Air-conditioned student lounges
  • Full WiFi access
  • Athletic centre (within walking distance)
  • Coffee houses, shops, boutiques and shopping centres surround the campus
  • Medical centre/hospitals within 1 km

Programme

General English

Learn English in a true University setting!  CISS at Trinity is proud to offer a comprehensive ESL programme with 25 hours per week.  Our language classes help students improve their fluency by encouraging natural communication through interactive and engaging lessons and activities.  Students learn and practice their communication skills, while focusing on pronunciation and becoming more confident English speakers.

The programme offers participants 20 hours of classroom activities and an additional 5 hours of practicum each week providing students an opportunity to interact with other international students and to practice their weekly learning in a new and exciting environment.

Lessons are theme/topic based and include a mix of classroom instruction and practical work which is language-driven and may include cultural outings and excursions.

Academic & Career Prep (Ages 16-18)

This programme is designed to help international high school students prepare for the coming challenges of post-secondary studies and professional life in a supportive and academically stimulating environment. Combining critical exercises in self reflection with an exploration of the study and career options available to them, students will come away from the programme with a better understanding of their own identities and life goals, and how to strategize for their futures. They will also learn how engaging deeply and creatively with the English language – beyond the basics of “ESL” – can help them realize their dreams. 

Programme Options

Programme Ages Daily Schedule English Proficiency
 General English  14-18  20 hours + 5 hours of practicum per week  All levels accepted
 Academic & Career Prep  16-18  25 hours per week  High Intermediate or Advanced

Schedule

For Parents

What is included in the programme price?

The following are included in each student’s package price: 

  • Residence accommodation
  • Three meals daily (brunch and dinner on Sundays)
  • Supervision
  • Athletic Centre Membership
  • Study materials
  • 20 hours + 5 hours of practicum/week of ESL instruction (General English)
  • Daily afternoon activities
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • 3 half day excursion per week
  • Certificate upon completion of course
  • Linen change once a week
  • Use of sheets, blankets, pillows and towels. (Students must provide own beach towel)

International students also have included: 

  • Toronto airport meet & greet plus transfers to/from school
  • Medical insurance

Does my child need a visa to enter Canada or to attend this programme? 

Students who come for a summer programme (or any programme with a duration of six months or less) do not require a Study Permit. Students coming from certain countries, however, will require a Temporary Resident Visa (TVR). Please refer to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website for a complete listing of countries that require a TVR: www.cic.gc.ca

Do I need to purchase emergency travel medical insurance for my child?

No. CISS provides emergency out-of-country medical and dental insurance to a maximum of $100,000 CAD for students attending a CISS summer programme. 

Who will receive my child when he/she arrives at the airport?

Staff from the CISS at Trinity programme will meet your child in the arrivals area at the airport. Staff wear blue t-shirts and hold signs bearing the programme name. It is the responsibility of the student to look for this sign and to remain in the arrivals area until he/she has met the staff member. Students travelling as a group with a group leader must remain together. The group leader should assist the students to find the programme staff member. 

If your child is registered as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM), the person that CISS has designated earlier to you during the UM registration will be on hand to personally receive your child. 

How will I know that my child has arrived safely at the programme?

CISS maintains regular contact with your Representative, and will immediately inform the Representative if a student has NOT arrived as expected. Otherwise, it should be assumed that all students have arrived safely.

What happens if my child has a medical emergency?

Our staff is trained to handle all medical emergencies. Our programme is located in very close proximity to Toronto's largest hospitals and many walk-in clinics.  Should your child require medical attention, our staff will ensure he/she receives the proper treatment. CISS will inform both you and your representative (if applicable) of any emergencies that arise and the details/treatments involved. 

Do you have a clothing list available? 

Yes. Please download the CISS at Trinity Clothing List (PDF) here.  

To ensure your child returns home with all of his/her belongings, we also recommend that all clothing and personal items be labelled with your child's name.  For your convenience, we have partnered with Mabel’s Labels, a Canadian company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible and fun! This company ships both domestically and internationally. To purchase labels go to www.cisstrinity.mabel.ca

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