St. Lawrence University students have the opportunity to spend the semester or academic year at Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. 

  • Based in Peterborough
  • Fall or Spring semester; or academic year
  • Enrollment caps may be limited to less than 15 per semester based on space limitations.
  • Pre-requisites: 3.0 GPA. Applications should refer to the student’s interest, prior coursework, or other work related to the cultures of the host country, and the academic work the student will do there.
  • Directly enroll in courses with degree-seeking students at Trent University
  • Live in residential colleges

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Location     Academics     Co-Curricular     Housing     Calendar     Orientation      Program Contacts


Trent University is a liberal arts and sciences university, located just 90 minutes from Toronto on a 1,450 acre campus.  Trent is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top universities and for its commitment to medical and scientific research. With a population of approximately 80,000, Peterborough has a thriving arts and music scene, and is known for its annual September Downtown Jazz festival, as well as for the multicultural “Bistro” district where students can find Greek, Belgian, Indian, Japanese and Mexican restaurants.

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Students may take any subject offered at Trent University, as long as the student is qualified and the subject receives prior approval by the appropriate SLU department chair and by the appropriate Trent faculty person.

You can view courses by department on the Trent University website. You must meet all course pre-requisites to be eligible to enroll. 

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Students studying at Trent can take advantage of a multitude of co-curricular offerings at the University including the Trent International Students Association, club and intramural sports, and other clubs and organizations.

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Students will live in on-campus residential colleges. Residential colleges are more than residence halls, they are social and intellectual communities.  Trent colleges combine student housing, programming, classrooms and faculty offices—modeled after the Oxford University residential college system. 

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The Trent University calendar is available on their website. The Fall semester typically begins in late August and ends in mid/late December. The Spring semester typically begins in early January and ends in late April.

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Pre-departure: The CIIS office organizes in-depth orientation sessions on-campus prior to the students' participation in the program. This includes a program specific session(s) in which the students will learn more about the program, local culture, academic expectations, and any other important information. There is also an orientation session led by the CIIS office on culture shock, pre-departure preparation, as well as safety and security while abroad.

On-Site: Students are required to attend a pre-semester international student orientation retreat before arriving at the Trent campus. 

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Program Contacts

If you are interested in learning more about the Canada program please contact the individual(s) listed below.

CIIS OfficeKim Longfellow, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs - Questions about eligibility, program logistics, and other off-campus opportunities.

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Neil Forkey, Associate Professor of Canadian Studies - Questions about program academics.

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