Navigating Experiential Learning

So many options, how is one to choose?

With over 30 Experiential Learning program options available, sometimes finding the best fit for your education and career goals can be overwhelming. To give yourself a break from decision fatigue, you can navigate your choices using the different program breakdowns below: 


Experiential Learning Outcomes

We are still in the process of adding learning outcomes from some programs to the list. Please check back on occasion as we continue to build our database.

Build Community

Pedagogy and Practice

Implement Skills

Reflect and Guide

Work with Students


Community-Based Students

While Community-Based students are always welcome to join on-campus or Calgary-based opportunities when possible, we recognize that that is not always an option. The Experiential Learning team is continually working to increase the number of opportunities available to Community-Based students.

Opportunities change frequently, so please continue to check back for updates!

  1. Telus Spark Science Centre's School Programs Support

    Service-Learning 

    In Winter 2023, Telus Spark will have online volunteer opportunities.

  2. Journey 2050 at the Calgary Stampede

    Service-Learning 

    TBD for 2023-2024, Journey 2050 will have online volunteer opportunities.

  3. Learning Buddies Network

    Service-Learning 

    Online volunteer opportunities as well as some in-person volunteer opportunities for those in BC.

  4. Literacy and Numeracy Support for High School ELLs - St Anne Academic Centre

    Service-Learning 

    TBD for 2023-2024, St. Anne Academic Centre may have online volunteer opportunities.

  5. Trellis TEAM

    Service-Learning

    Trellis is happy to always be able to support virtual volunteer opportunities.

    (Program is TBD for 2023-2024)

  6. Youth Central's Youth Volunteer Corp

    Service-Learning

    TBD for 2023-2024, Youth Central may have online volunteer opportunities.

  7. Werklund Peer to Peer Mentorship Program

    Mentorship

    The Peer to Peer Mentorship Program will always be facilitated entirely online.

  8. Werklund Professional to Pre-Service Mentorship Program

    Mentorship

    The Professional to Pre-Service Mentorship Program will always be facilitated entirely online.

  9. Books to Build On Workshop

    Professional Learning

    The Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for Learning workshop will be hosted online (TBD for 2023-2024).

  10. Canadian Wildlife Federation's Environmental Education Workshop Series

    Professional Learning

    Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) workshops can be held online if there is enough interest.

  11. Virtual TAB

    Teaching Across Borders

    Virtual TAB in the Fall semester will be held online.

  12. Werklund K-12 Online Tutoring

    Tutoring

    The K-12 Online Tutoring program will always been entirely online.

  1. Junior Achievement Southern Alberta

    Service-Learning

    If you are located in southern Alberta, Junior Achievement Southern Alberta can find you opportunities to facilitate workshops in areas closer to where you live.

  2. Learning Buddies Network

    Service-Learning 

    Online volunteer opportunities as well as some in-person volunteer opportunities for those in BC.

  3. Let's Talk Science

    Service-Learning 

    The Let's Talk Science Challenge is a free, competitive, team-based enrichment program.

    Check back soon to learn more!

  4. Summer Experiential Learning On Campus

    During your two weeks on campus in July, we organize an Experiential Learning opportunity specifically for Community-Based students!

Global Learning Opportunities

Global Learning helps you to gain experience working with international students, experience other cultures, compare and contrast education systems in different countries, and see the world through varied perspectives. We support international, local, and virtual ways to have these experiences.

Opportunities change frequently, so please continue to check back for updates!

  1. Outgoing in Fall

    11 placements in 9 countries

  2. Virtual in Fall

    Join your classmates and international colleagues to address a variety of global education topics 

  3. Incoming in Winter

    The Werklund School of Education welcomes program partners from Australia (Queensland University of Technology), China (Shanxi Normal University), and Japan (Hokkaido University of Education) onto campus between January and March.

  1. Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

    Transitioning Into Post-Secondary (TIPS)

  2. Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)

    Curriculum Specialists

  3. Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)

    Literacy Tutors

  4. Literacy and Numeracy Support for High School ELLs

    Calgary Catholic School District & St. Anne Academic Centre

  1. Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA)

    Girls Culture Club

  2. The Immigrant Education Society (TIES)

    Childminding Program Facilitator

  1. Land-Based Learning Series

    Field trips and other opportunities to learn from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers


Programs by Time Commitment

Opportunities change frequently, so please continue to check back for updates!

  1. Biogeoscience Institute (BGI) Trips

    Fall & Winter Semesters

  2. Land-Based Learning Trips

    Fall Semester

  3. Books to Build On Workshops

    Fall Semester

  4. Canadian Wildlife Federation Workshop

    Fall & Winter Semesters

  5. Summer Series Experiential Learning Workshop

    Summer Semester

  1. Canadian Wildlife Federation - Project WILD Series

    Fall Semester

  2. Canadian Wildlife Federation - Below Zero Series

    Winter Semester

  1. Building Community in Calgary Classrooms

    September, based on your schedule

  1. Virtual Teaching Across Borders

    Fall Semester, one session a week for 6 weeks

  1. Service-Learning Placements

    Fall & Winter

  2. Volunteering with Diverse Communities Placements

    Winter Semester

  3. K-12 Online Tutoring Placements

    Fall, Winter, & Spring Semesters, 1-3 hours a week per student, based on your schedule

  4. Wildflower Riding Club Interdisciplinary Learning Communities

    Fall & Winter Semesters

  1. Outgoing Teaching Across Borders

    Approximately 18 months

    • From initial Interest Sessions in September to final TAB Showcase in your final Winter semester.
  2. Peer to Peer Mentorship

    October to March

    • Approximately one meeting per month
  3. Professional to Pre-Service Mentorship

    May to February

    • Introductory conversations between May and August
    • Approximately one meeting per month in September to February
  4. Werklund Undergraduate Ambassadors Team

    September to April

    • Based on events and session timing
  1. Arts Co-Curricular Enhancement Program

    Complete the 6 steps throughout your entire degree, at your own pace.

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Experiential Learning Planning Guide

Use this guide to help plan out what opportunities you want to participate in and when you will be able to fit them into your degree.

Download the Planning Guide

If you have any questions, email the Experiential Learning team at wse.experiential@ucalgary.ca