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Experiential Learning

In the classroom, in the community, in the workplace - there are many ways to apply what you learn, create connections and design your future. Western offers more than 25 different forms of experiential learning. Here are a few examples.

InternshipInternship, Co-op and Practicum

Get work experience while you learn. Develop your skills and get practical experience that you can add to your resumé through a short- or long-term work experience. More than 45 academic programs are available including internship, co-op and practicums. Hundreds of employers recruit at Western each year! Learn more.


Orientation ServesOrientation Serves

Support the local community during your first week on campus and continue to contribute throughout the year by joining the Western Serves Network. Plant the seeds for getting involved during the rest of your time here in London. Learn more.


Community Engaged LearningCommunity Engaged Learning (CEL)

Collaborate with more than 200 non-profit organizations in the London area, gain hands-on experience and tackle important issues in community engaged learning courses. At the heart of this work is the promise of community-driven problem solving, collaboration, and mutually beneficial outcomes for you and community partners alike. Learn more.


IMPACT ExperienceIMPACT Experience

Step outside of the class and into the world. Be part of a project that impacts a community outside of London or abroad. Impact Experience offers all students access to unique co-curricular opportunities to support community projects around the world. Impact Experience is more than just a one-week experience - it is a six-month program with leadership elements, workshops, pre-departure modules, combined with service and reflection. Learn more.


Experiential learning in the ClassroomExperiential Learning in the Classroom

There are dozens of ways to develop your skills, add to your resume, and explore careers while completing your degree. From research in labs to field experience to simulations to industry projects, your opportunities to go beyond the books are near limitless. Learn more.


Western EntrepreneurshipWestern Entrepreneurship

Kickstart your career with Western Entrepreneurship. We are here to help you discover and develop an entrepreneurial mindset through training programs, courses, events and workshops. Get connected. Propel your ideas. Accelerate your success. Learn more.


Female student in AfricaWestern Heads East (WHE)

Collaborate with East African partners and Western students, faculty and staff to use probiotic food to contribute to health and sustainable development in areas such as Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. There are also opportunities to contribute to the program here at home. Learn more.



Western logoWestern's Co-Curricular Record

Highlight your learning experience outside the classroom to potential employers and graduate schools. Western's Co-Curricular Record complements your academic transcript to tell the whole story of your student experience at Western. Learn more.