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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2014
Canadian Excellence


Experience Opportunities

We live in a pretty complex world. At Laurier, we help you develop the skills you need to really make a difference in the communities you touch.  By mixing in-class learning with outside involvement, you get a well-rounded education. Put theory into practice through a variety of activities, including fieldwork, placements, practicums, community service-learning and co-op.


Go to school, get experience in the workforce and get paid all at the same time! Check out our co-op website for more information on how you can participate.


Some courses provide the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in other countries. Last summer, archeology students travelled to the ancient Greek colony of Orgame in Romania, and history students travelled to Belgium and France.

For more information:  Waterloo campus - click here     |    Brantford campus - click here.


You have the opportunity to receive academic credit for volunteer field placements in some courses. In the past, students have gone to Ghana, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Vietnam and Kenya.

For more information:  Waterloo campus - click here     |     Brantford campus - click here.


International teaching placement opportunities are available in our concurrent education program. In the past, students have taught in Kenya, Italy and China.  For more information click here.

Community Service-Learning

Supplement your learning by volunteering with local community organizations related to your field of study. And get credit for it! In the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 70% of Laurierís senior students reported participating in community service or volunteer work, which is well above the provincial average of 54%!  For more information click here.

Just volunteer!

Get involved, make a difference and gain valuable experience by volunteering! Laurier students have the opportunity to volunteer for many organizations such as Social Justice Coalition, Amnesty International (Canada), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Habitat for Humanity, Journalists for Human Rights, United Way of Canada.  For more information click here.