Research Excursions Program

Due to the ongoing pandemic conditions around the world, the University of Toronto has extended the suspension of all outbound U of T student activities outside of Canada to December 31, 2021. International opportunities to study abroad on or after January 1, 2022 are scheduled to continue at this time. We are actively monitoring the situation and will advise of changes as soon as we are able. For regular updates, you can visit the VP Students COVID-19 FAQ page. 


The Research Excursions Program (REP) provides an opportunity for Arts & Science undergraduate students to travel off-campus as part of a professor’s research project and to earn a course credit at the same time. Past REP courses have taken students around the world, including to archives in New York City, field sites in Algonquin Park and forests in Ecuador.

REP courses run within the May-August period. The Faculty of Arts & Science covers travel and living expenses for students. Summer tuition fees apply.

Each REP course has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, etc. REP courses count towards your undergraduate degree and may be eligible to count towards program completion with approval from the relevant Associate Chair or Program Director. A limited number of REP courses are available each year.

Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply. Students must also attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation through the office of Safety Abroad no later than four weeks prior to travel.