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Arts & Science faculty members have several opportunities to incorporate an international component into their teaching:

  • The Dean’s International and Indigenous Initiatives Fund (DIIIF) supports the development of new and creative international activities in areas of need not already addressed by existing programming. The goal of the DIIIF is to leverage Faculty resources to provide a broad range of international and Indigenous opportunities for Arts & Science students.
  • The International/Indigenous Course Module (ICM) program provide an opportunity for the incorporation of an intensive international or Indigenous experiential module into the framework of existing undergraduate courses. ICMs usually take place over the November or February Reading Week, but an ICM can also take place in May for non-graduating students. 
  • The Research Excursions Program (REP 398H/Y Courses) is designed to provide small groups of students completing their second or third year the opportunity to contribute to faculty research in an off-campus setting, in Canada or abroad. These group projects are based on experiential learning and take place under the continuous supervision of an Arts & Science faculty member.
  • Summer Abroad programs are designed to provide an academic international experience. Students complete full-year Arts & Science undergraduate degree credit courses at universities outside of Canada over the summer and course material is directly relevant to the location in which the course is offered.
  • International Field Courses enable students to conduct independent research in unique settings that cannot be replicated in Canada. A number of units within Arts & Science offer field courses for their undergraduates on a regular basis. 
      • Consult your chair or program director to find out how field courses are developed in your unit. You can also contact us to discuss ideas regarding the development of international field courses.

Faculty Exchanges:

The following faculty exchange opportunities and resources may be of interest to Arts & Science faculty members who are planning to be on leave: