Three-week intensive summer program

Live on campus and make real intercultural connections with other students

  • Earn Canadian university credits
  • Be part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the heart of the capital
  • Live on campus and make real intercultural connections with other students

Course

  • International Perspectives on Strategic Communications (3 units (credits) / 6 ECTS)
    • History, evolution and status of strategic communication and public relations from a comparative international and intercultural perspective. An examination of current trends, best practices, and case studies, as well as of social, economic and technological dimensions (including global practices in digital and social media) of strategic communications and communications management for private, public or non-governmental organizations.

Program dates, application and fees

  • June 30 to July 20, 2017
  • Application and fees
    • Visiting students from abroad
    • Current uOttawa students

Schedule

Week 1: June 30 - July 2
  • Friday, June 30
    • Arrival and check-in
  • Saturday, July 1
    • Canada Day Weekend
    • Noon: Welcome lunch
    • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Orientation
    • 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Sunday, July 2
    • Canada Day Weekend
    • Free time

 

Week 2: July 3 - July 9
  • Monday, July 3rd
    • Canada Day Weekend
    • Free time
  • Tuesday, July 4th
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Wednesday, July 5
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Thursday, July 6
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Friday, July 7
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Saturday, July 8
    • Sociocultural Programming
  • Sunday, July 9
    • Free time
Week 3: July 10 - July 16
  • Monday, July 10
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Tuesday, July 11
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Wednesday, July 12
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Thursday, July 13
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Friday, July 14
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Saturday, July 15
    • Free time
  • Sunday, July 16
    • Free time
Week 4: July 17 - July 19
  • Monday, July 17
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sociocultural Programming
  • Tuesday, July 18
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Wednesday, July 19
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: International Perspectives on Strategic Communications
    • Group study
  • Thursday, July 20
    • Departure

How to apply?

Application deadline
InformationOnly complete applications submitted online via MoveON by April 1, 2017 will be accepted. Please note that spaces are limited. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Log in to apply.

Eligibility and required documents

  • Visiting students from abroad
    • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or demonstrate a relevant professional background
    • Have completed a minimum of one university academic year (at the time of application)
    • Submit all of your official university transcripts in English or French, including grading scales.
      • Professionals should also submit a motivation letter and resumé
    • Submit a scanned copy of your valid passport
    • Meet the language proficiency requirements (Check the list of available dates for TOEFL and the IELTS testing)
      • You must get your results on time in order to attach them to your application so that it won’t be rejected due to missing documents.
  • Current students
    • Confirm your eligibility with your academic adviser.

Electronic travel authorization and Entry Visas

New requirements for entry to Canada are now in effect.

Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

Find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa

 

Payment and course registration

Visiting students from abroad: If you are accepted in the program, you will receive a letter of acceptance with information on payment methods. Once we have received your full payment of $5,000, you will be registered.

Current uOttawa students: Your academic adviser can help you register for the course. Payment of tuition and fees follows the usual procedure. Please note that there are a maximum of 10 places available for current uOttawa students. A $100 administrative fee is applicable to current uOttawa students.

Cancellation Policy
InformationThe last day to cancel and receive a refund is April 30.

Health insurance

You are responsible for your health care costs while in Canada. You must have health insurance that covers major illnesses and accidents here.

Student email

Within 48 hours of registering, you will receive an email to your personal email account explaining how to access your @uOttawa email account.  You must check your @uOttawa email account regularly. All emails from the University of Ottawa will be sent to your @uOttawa account.

If you are having trouble accessing any of your uOttawa accounts 48 hours after registering, fill out a Service Desk request for computing assistance.

Student card

In addition to being your student identification, your uOttawa card can be used to quickly and conveniently pay for items at over 100 locations on campus. You can also use it to borrow books from the library, access the gym and book an appointment with an academic adviser. Get your uOttawa card online or in person. If you lose your card, you must pay a $25 replacement fee (tax included).

Housing

Cost is $45 per night per person + HST (15%) in double occupancy. This price is included in the total amount for visiting students from abroad. Higher single occupancy rates are available upon request. However, they are not covered by the fee for the Summer Program.

Getting to uOttawa

From the airport

By taxi
A taxi to the main campus will cost you approximately $35.

By bus (OC Transpo)
For under $5, you can take OC Transpo, and get off at Laurier station.

By shuttle
There are also airport shuttles that leave for downtown several times an hour and stop at the main hotels. The Novotel Hotel is the closest to the University. The cost for the shuttle bus service is approximately $10.

From train station

By taxi
A taxi to the main campus will cost you approximately $25.

By bus (OC Transpo)
For under $5, you can take OC Transpo, and get off at Laurier station (a ten-minute ride).

From Ottawa Central Station (coach station)

By taxi
A taxi to the main campus will cost you approximately $25.

By bus (OC Transpo)
For under $5, you can take OC Transpo, and get off at Laurier station (a 20-minute ride).

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