Ontario Student Participants

Welcome to the OJS!

As an exchange student to Jiangsu, you are expected to engage in full time non-degree study at your host university for one or two semesters. The definition of “full time study” may vary by discipline and level. Graduate students engaged in research are responsible for obtaining the approval of their home program for the type and amount of work to be done.

You will be responsible for all aspects of your participation in the program, including, but not limited to, your health, safety, lodging, course selection, study program, travel plans, legal status, insurance, and financial obligations. For more details, please review the Ontario Students' Handbook. You are encouraged to review the Handbook thoroughly.

Remember, you will be seen as a representative of your home university, the OJS Program as a whole, and Canada. We hope that you enjoy your exchange.

Orientation Workshop

In order to assist you for in getting prepared for your exchange adventure and to give you information that will help you make the most of your time in Jiangsu, an Orientation Workshop will be held in Toronto (at York University, Keele Campus) on Monday, May 6. Links to key information can be found below; the OUI office will distribute more information. The Orientation Workshop is an important opportunity to meet the other Ontario Program members, not only from the OJS but also the other provincial exchange programs to France, Germany and India.

All OJS students are invited to the workshop: students in summer programs; exchange students.

Orientation Schedule

Keele Campus Map

OJS Outgoing Presentation (Photos deleted to minimize file size)

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We hope to see you at the Orientation Workshop.


The following documents and web links are provided to assist you in preparing for your exchange:

Further details about the program can be found in the Ontario Students Handbook.

For information about the Intensive Mandarin Program at Nanjing University of the Arts, click here.

For information about the Chinese Language & Culture Program, this year offered by Yangzhou University, click here.

Studying in China is very different than studying in Canada. Here are a couple of websites that will help you understand the difference in teaching methods and expectations of students between the two countries:


There are several websites that you can visit to learn more about China and specifically Jiangsu Province, including:

Chinese Embassy, Ottawa
Chinese Consulate, Toronto
China National Tourism Office, Toronto 
Tourism Jiangsu

China is home to one of the world’s oldest and most complex cultures. For more information you can visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_China and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China

More information on the history and culture of Jiangsu is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangsu

And for an interesting article about Shanghai, its present and future, read this.

We hope that you will enjoy your exchange. Remember the Academic Directors and the Program Office are always here to assist you in any way we can.

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