Experiential Education

Experiential education engages students in first-hand experiences in order to develop skills, clarify values, contribute to local and global communities, and make learning come alive. Twenty different types of experiential opportunities are built into the University’s courses — from labs and simulations to practicums and internships.

Learn more about the types of experiential learning opportunities built into courses at Brock. 

Faculty Guidebook on Experiential Education

Learn how you can design your course to include experiential education opportunities for students. Explore each of Brock’s experiential education categories.

Teaching & Learning Innovation Grants

Course development grants are available to faculty who want to introduce or redesign experiential education activities and assessments into their course.

“Students learn skills related to project management, including managing a project schedule, working as a team and mitigating risks that a project may face.”

Brock partners with IBM for rover project
— The Brock News

Experiential education at a glance


Brock student participants 

85,000 hours

of service completed in the community 


service-learning community partnerships


countries are home to Brock courses

experience service-learning

Build new skills

Brock has over 100 service-learning partnerships in the community, and 100+ service-learning courses across all seven faculties. Through service-learning, students collaborate with others within or beyond the university, engaging with public issues and critical reflection in ways designed to develop particular knowledge, skills or abilities.

Experiential education student spotlight

Josh Gordon
Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) degree

“I want to combine my practical and academic knowledge to teach the next generation of sport leaders…The experience that I acquire in Rio will play an instrumental role in shaping my future as a sport leader. The relationships that I develop during my time in Rio will be something that I will cherish forever. I feel like it is impossible to measure the bond that you forge working long days for weeks on end with such incredible people in the Games environment.”

Community Partners

Connected to the community

Many experiential courses would not be possible without partnerships with community organizations and businesses. If you have a need within your services a student could fill, or an idea for a partnership you would like to pursue, please reach out to the most appropriate Experiential Education team member, or send us a note and we would be more than happy to explore what the possibilities may be!

News & events

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