A faculty-led experience involves a structured group learning activity under the supervision of a home-institution faculty member comprising of credit course(s) or community engaged learning (CEL) experience(s). Educational activities within faculty-led study abroad courses are centered on a portion of the learning taking place abroad, outside the classroom.
Community engaged learning experiences include credit or non-credit activities abroad that emphasize learning about social issues, and which involve community partners or organizations.
Western has a broad range of faculty-led experiences across most faculties. Some examples include a theatre course in London, UK, health science course in Scandinavia, a field school learning about tropical biodiversity in Ecuador, or learning about the memory and politics of the Holocaust. With all faculty-led programs, students have the option to experience different cultures, learn in a unique group setting, and closely connect with faculty members as well as other academic and community partners. The study abroad portions of these experiences vary from shorter trips such as one or two weeks to a full term, most often with learning and preparation in class prior to departure.
A list of Western's Faculty-Led Programs can be found on Atlas, Western's International Learning portal. Under "type" in the right-hand side of the search box, select "Faculty Led Study Abroad," or “Community Engaged Learning” then "Apply Search."
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