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Field Schools

Field Schools are defined as:

"A structured group learning experience which takes place outside the classroom in a location which acts as a ‘home base’ for studies. Learning centres around topics which are enhanced by the resources (cultural, environmental or academic) available at or near the field school location."*

Western has a number of field courses/schools open to students from a particular program but others are open to students pursuing degrees in a different discipline. Consult the program website for specific application details and qualifications.

Arts & Humanities

Vindolanda Field School (Classical Studies, Northern England)


Tropical Marine Environments (Biology, Belize)

Adirondack Forest Ecology (Biology, USA)

Tropical Biodiversity (Biology, Ecuador)

Earth Sciences 4001Y: Planetary Sciences Field School (Earth Sciences, USA)

Earth Sciences International Field School (various locations)

Western is a member of the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology, which allows students to take field courses via other Canadian Universities, both those in Canada and abroad. You can view the list of courses here.

* Source: Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)