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  • Locations: Toronto, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Program Costs: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Type of GO Program: Guided
Program Description:

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Join Dr. Jill Craven on an abroad experience to the annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for five days in September 2018. This experience includes 12-15 film showings (depending on the offered schedule) and 2 special screening events! Listen to the directors and/or the stars discuss their films and their craft after the screenings.  Stop in to see Niagara Falls on the way up and the way back. See testimonials from past participants at the bottom of this page. 

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Academic Details

Participating students have the option of completing Modern Cinema, an independent study course offered for 1-3 credits. Course registration is not mandatory. Individuals not participating for credit need not register for academics courses or credits. Students interested in participating in this program for credit, should contact Dr. Jill Craven at (717) 871-7386 or


Tentative Program Dates: September 6 - 11, 2018 (Exact dates dependent on the release of the film festival schedule.)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018 EXTENDED August 15th, 2018

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The program charge is $900 $500.

For a detailed cost breakdown, please review the following MU Guided: Toronto - Cost Worksheet.

This cost includes:
  • Round-trip transportation - Group van
  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • In-country activities/excursions
  • Some meals
This cost does not include: *If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one IMMEDIATELY. Keep in mind that it takes 4 - 6 weeks to receive a passport.

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*Payment Schedule

Amount Deadline
$200 August 15, 2018
$300 September 1, 2018
Review the Global Education Portal for payment instructions.

*Updated based on changes to program charge. 
Financial Aid
You may apply financial aid to your study abroad program, if going for academic credit.

Read the following details regarding policies and details to consider as well as review the Financial Aid Office’s checklist of steps to use your aid. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact Global Education.


Students will stay in hotels, 4 students per room. 
Dates Accommodations
September 6 Courtyard Marriott in Niagara Falls
September 7 Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center
September 10 New Hotel in Hamilton
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Study Abroad Eligibility Criteria
To review the full Millersville University study abroad policy, please view the Governance Manual webpage
  •  Students must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits (individual programs may have higher requirements) prior to departure. Credit requirements for faculty/staff-led programs (Guided Programs) can be reduced. Students may submit their application for the upcoming study abroad term during the semester in which they complete the minimum credit requirements. 
  • Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA at time of application (individual programs may have higher requirements), and maintain their GPA prior to departure.
  • Students must be in good judicial standing. The opportunity to study abroad may be denied based on a student’s judicial standing with the University as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. Judicial standing will be evaluated at the time of the student’s initial application and monitored before his/her departure until the student returns from their experience abroad. A student is required to abide by MU’s Code of Conduct while abroad. Any incidents while abroad that violate MU’s Code of Conduct will be processed by Millersville’s Judicial Affairs Office. If a student is required to withdraw from a study abroad program for academic or conduct reasons, either before or after the program officially begins, no money will be refunded. Note: A suspension from MU encompasses all university activities, which includes study abroad.
  • Students must demonstrate the personal maturity, responsibility, cross-cultural understanding, and the stress management skills necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
  • Students must pay all applicable fees. This includes but is not limited to application fees, participation fees, and the fee for international health and travel insurance through MU’s insurance provider.
  • Students must successfully complete the pre-departure process after approval is granted by Global Education. For students who do not complete the pre-departure process, Global Education reserves the right to revoke their program approval.

To Apply

Complete an application using the Global Education Portal by clicking "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of this page.

The deadline for completing all application materials is July 15, 2018.  

For specific questions about the group, contact Dr. Jill Craven for additional information at (717) 871-7386 or email

For specific questions about studying abroad, contact Global Education at (717)-871-7506 or e-mail

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"I went from being the quiet one in a room to ask questions to Brei Larson and Darren Aronofsky. I had so much fun exploring the city. My favorite part was the midnight screenings, they had such a vibrant and positive energy. TIFF is one of the biggest reasons why I feel confident. I got to see many celebrities and got to know many new people. The trip is affordable and definitely worth it!" - Rashna

"If I could write a book about this trip I would! What wasn't there to love?! First, Toronto was amazing. Great architecture, the people were nice and there was SO much to explore! Second, TIFF was put together so nicely and beautifully. Each venue was unique, clean and really made you feel welcomed. The entire area was secure so patrons could visit venues, eat, shop and explore downtown Toronto. The events we were able to attend outside the films made us feel like VIP members. I can't believe we got to see the Film Library! We even got a private tour of the Lightbox! Ending the trip in Niagara Falls was a dream come true. Every excursion we attended was more than what I could have asked for! This trip allowed me to expand my horizons and travel to yet another amazing city." - Jordan

"Going to TIFF was unlike any other experience I have had.  Seeing the premieres of many films in the same theaters as many industry professionals was exciting.  When the directors talked after their films, I loved hearing some of the things that they were trying to say with their creations and seeing two of my favorite directors in particular, Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo Del Toro, was especially exciting.  Attending TIFF was definitely a major highlight of my college career and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to go." - Hunter

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This program is currently not accepting applications.