- I’m studying the United States high-school curriculum.
- I’m studying at a university or college in another country.
- I’m taking the Baccalauréat Français.
- I’m taking GCEs or CAPE.
- I’m taking the International Baccalaureat (IB) Diploma.
- None of the above apply to me; I’m studying a different curriculum.
Why Choose Glendon?
Our language advantage
100% of Glendon’s students study in two languages, English and French, and between 20-30% of our students study in three or more! We offer bilingual and trilingual language certifications, along with language classes in Catalan, Ojibwe, and Romanian. If you’re passionate about languages, Glendon’s multilingual environment is ideal.
Our international focus
With around 200 internationally-focused courses, a richly multicultural campus, and our one-of-a-kind international degrees, Glendon understands the importance of a globally-oriented education. We send 3 times the national average of students on exchange, and we’re also home to Canada’s longest-standing International Studies program. Our community reflects our multinational mentality: our students and staff come from over 130 different countries!
Isabel Duque Arango is a first-year international student from an Ecuadorian high school, majoring in Linguistics and Language Studies. Read about her experience at Glendon on her blog.
“The summer before I came to Glendon I feared that my expectations about the small campus had grown too big to be met. The day I arrived, I realized that Glendon was too big and wonderful for my limited expectations.”
Glendon provides the only bilingual science programs in Southern Ontario, including degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Science. Glendon students also have the opportunity to connect to York’s other campus, Keele, which offers 5,000 classes covering a broad variety of fields and interests.
Home away from home
With our cozy campus, our warm and welcoming residence committee, and our average class size of 26 students, Glendon is an intimate community of students, professors, and staff—all of whom will be excited to make an international student feel at home. Another resource includes the Glendon International Club, comprised of Glendonites focused on helping international and exchange students adapt to their new country and university.
The best of both worlds
Glendon is located beside one of the most beautiful residential areas in Toronto, and backs right onto a river and forested area. The beauty of our campus has real, tangible benefits: being surrounded by nature is a big boost to students’ physical and emotional wellbeing, and being compared to Narnia is no small thing. At the same time, Glendon is only a 30-minute public transit ride away from downtown Toronto, the largest and most diverse city in Canada and also the country’s commercial capital. Whether you’re looking for peace and quiet or for bustling city life, Glendon has you covered.