University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario


The CISS St. Michael’s programme is centrally located on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus close to museums, art galleries, and world-class shopping. Shared residence rooms with full staff supervision makes this the ideal programme for students seeking a secure urban learning environment. CISS St. Michael’s offers 20 hours of English lessons per week. Alternatively, students with a passion for change may choose to take part in our Global Leadership programme. All courses are combined with an exciting excursion package designed to showcase the best Toronto attractions.

LocationToronto, ON
Ages13-17 years, boys and girls
Global Leadership13 - 17 years, boys and girls
Session Length2, 3 or 4 week sessions
AccommodationDouble residence rooms
General English or Global Leadership20 hours 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
$3,600
3 Weeks
$5,000
4 Weeks
$6,425
- - -
Arriving
July 07
- 2 Weeks
$3,600
3 Weeks
$5,000
4 Weeks
$6,425
- -
Arriving
July 14
- - 2 Weeks
$3,600
3 Weeks
$5,000
4 Weeks
$6,425
-
Arriving
July 21
- - - 2 Weeks
$3,600
3 Weeks
$5,000
4 Weeks
$6,425
Arriving
July 28
- - -
-
2 Weeks
$3,600
3 Weeks
$5,000
Arriving
August 04
- - - - - 2 Weeks
$3,600

Global Leadership Dates and Fees

Departing
July 20
Departing
August 10
Arriving
June 30
3 Weeks
$5,000
Arriving
July 21
- 3 Weeks
$5,000

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 St. Michael’s 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)
  • Canada’s Wonderland (Amusement Park)
  • Niagara Falls (with Hornblower boat tour)
  • Treetop Trekking
  • Wye Marsh Canadiana
  • African Lion Safari
  • Beaches
  • Blue Jays Baseball Game
  • Casa Loma
  • CN Tower
  • Disco (Boat Cruise on Lake Ontario OR in a Disco Club arranged exclusively for CISS students)
  • Distillery District/Spaghetti Factory
  • Downsview Park
  • High Park
  • Ontario Place/Trillium Park
  • Toronto Harbourfront
  • Toronto Islands
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Ripley's Aquarium
  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Facility

The ideal place to spend your summer 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.  Although located right downtown, the St. Michael’s campus is extremely secure, providing young teens with a safe living environment.  Located on the same campus are large classrooms, air conditioned student lounges, and modern dining facilities.  WiFi is available throughout the campus.

You will share a double room in a university residence with another student attending this programme.  Students are separated within the residence by gender.  Each room has 2 individual beds, desks, chairs, dressers and/or wardrobes.  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
  • 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!  St. Michael’s is proud to offer a comprehensive ESL programme including 20 hours per week.  The general English experience is the choice for most international summer students. This option provides classroom instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a focus on helping students of all proficiency levels to improve in their fluency and accuracy of speech.

Global Leadership

This programme was created to provide youth aged 13-17 with the essential foundations to become better leaders in an ever-changing world. In-class lessons are taught by expert staff with a focus on providing students with essential communication, leadership, and decision-making skills. These competencies are further enhanced by specialized workshops - each with a different subject focus. Leadership skills come to life when students have real-world opportunities to connect with local community members and apply what they have learned in class to make real change.

Programme Options

Programme Ages Daily Schedule English Proficiency
General English 13-17 20 hours per week All levels accepted
Global Leadership 13-17 20 hours per week

Intermediate to Advanced (IELTS 4.0+)

For Parents

What is included in the programme price?

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

  • Residence accommodation - double rooms
  • Three meals daily (brunch and dinner on Sundays)
  • Supervision
  • Athletic Centre Membership
  • Study materials
  • 20 hours/week of ESL instruction (General English) OR
  • 20 hours/week of Global Leadership
  • Daily afternoon activities
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • 3 half day excursion per week
  • Linen change once a week
  • Use of sheets, blankets, pillows and bath towel (Students must provide own beach towel)
  • CISS T-Shirt upon arrival
  • Certificate upon completion of course

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? 

CISS staff from St. Michael's will meet your child in the arrivals area at the airport. Staff hold signs and/or wear T-shirts 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 remain together. The group leader assists 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 camp?

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. CISS St. Michael's is located within minutes of many of Toronto's best hospitals and clinics. 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 St. Michael's 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.stmichaels.mabel.ca

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