Research Excursions Program

The Research Excursion 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.


Research Excursion Program (REP) 398H/Y Summer 2020 opportunities are now open for viewing and application.  

ROP Application Process:

  1. Login to CLNx as a Student using your UTORid and password
  2. In left navigation bar select “Faculty of Arts & Science”, followed by “Experiential Learning at Faculty of Arts & Science”
  3. Select “View Available Programs/Courses” followed by “Research Excursion Program”. Review the eligibility requirements listed and confirm all requirements are met for participation.
  4. In subsequent logins the program will be listed in your portfolio under “Current Experiences”
  5. Having trouble? Direct all questions to

Deadline to apply to summer 2020 projects is March 30, 2020.


Students must be St. George Campus, Arts & Science, degree students who have completed at least 9 FCE by the time the REP starts in May 2020, but no more than 16 FCE. Be sure to check for any course prerequisites stated in the project description.

In an effort to provide as many opportunities as possible, priority will be given to those students who have not already received funding for a Faculty of Arts & Science international opportunity including 398 REP, ICM or DIIIF.