IDS Field Schools

Combine academic learning with hands-on experience through the International Development Studies (IDS) summer field schools. Field schools are arranged each year in either an international or Canadian location and allow you to earn credits towards your degree.

Taught by a U of G instructor, IDS field schools typically incorporate an on-campus component followed by 2-3 weeks "in the field" learning about the location/context and a development-focused topic.

In summer 2019, one field school took students to Canada’s far north and explored food security in the Yukon, while another went to Costa Rica to examine the theme of global justice, peace and development. Where will your experiential learning take you?

Past GIDS Summer Field Schools include (not currently offered):