Course-based experiential learning

Experiential learning is embedded within the International Development Studies (IDS) undergraduate curriculum. Students engage with local and international community members and development partners – gaining hands-on experience that will help them develop practical knowledge and skills.

IDEV*3330: Engaging in Development Practice

Offered in the Fall and Winter semesters, students in IDEV*3300 will engage with development practitioners in a real-world context, implementing a community engagement project in consultation with a community partner.

IDEV*3500: Field course in Development Studies

Each summer semester, GIDS offers Canadian and/or International Field Schools which provide students with the opportunity to learn about development either in the Canadian context or internationally.

For more information, visit GIDS Field Schools.

IDEV*3200/4190/4200: Independent work/study courses

Students can use international/local volunteer, internship or research experience as a basis for receiving academic credit through IDEV individual work/study courses (IDEV*3200, IDEV*4190, IDEV* 4200). Review the IDS Independent Study Information Guide and contact the IDS Advisor for more information.