Green Path – China is a 12-week summer experience that transforms people’s lives. It takes qualified high school graduates from the People’s Republic of China and turns them into first-year university students at Canada’s highest-ranked university.

The program was launched in 2005 when 15 students from top-tier Chinese high schools came to Canada to study at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Since then, hundreds more of China’s top high school graduates have taken advantage of this unique opportunity to realize their educational and career-path ambitions.

The U of T Scarborough Green Path program comprises four parts:

  1. A 12-week summer residential experience on the U of T Scarborough campus, from mid-May to early August
  2. A 12-week Academic Preparation program, completed during the residential period
  3. A University of Toronto half-credit course: "Exploring Inter-Cultural Perspectives in Academic Contexts"
  4. For students who successfully complete the Academic Preparation program, admission to a four-year degree program at U of T Scarborough.

Close to 4,000 students have successfully studied at the University of Toronto through Green Path – China during its 20-year history. The University has worked to establish meaningful relationships with partner schools and with parents, making sure that Green Path students get off to a great start in Canada. Each year, a group arrives in late May and lives in residence. The students take classes, go on field trips and pursue activities that prepare them for life in Canada — and, specifically, for undergraduate life at U of T Scarborough in the fall.

The Green Path focuses on English language skills, life skills, and orientation to Canadian culture and society. Once a student successfully completes the Academic Preparation program, they go directly into undergraduate studies. The success of the Green Path has helped to deepen the relationship between U of T Scarborough and the top source countries of international students, including the People's Republic of China. This, in turn, has led to new scholarship and Co-op opportunities for Green Path students with companies across China — for example, at the Bank of China headquarters in Beijing and the Nanjing New City Group Nanjing.