International Field Courses

Brock University offers various international field courses that you can be part of. Field courses are offered by faculty and they qualify for academic credit towards your Brock degree. With financial scholarships available, it’s never been easier to discover the world.

Discover field courses offered by Brock’s Faculties

Global Education: International Field Experience

Description: This course, and the particular field experience in Guatemala, will examine a number of issues that are simultaneously local and global. We will learn from Maya indigenous communities about their struggles to reclaim their culture after 500 years of colonialism and 36 years of genocidal civil war which took the lives of some 200,000 Maya and destroyed entire indigenous regions of the country.  We will look at school settings in Maya communities as well as other forms of cultural transmission/recuperation, i.e., families, community groups, music, and language acquisition.

Academic Credit: EDUC 4P36/EDUC 5P98

Dates: Spring 2024 with 10-12 day travel.

Cost: In-country costs (approximately $2300); cost of airfare will be determined closer to the departure date.​​​

Who can apply: 3rd & 4th year undergrad & Master’s students from any faculty.

Deadline to apply: Recruiting done in March/April 2023.

Contact: Dr. Michael O’Sullivan​ –

Exploring Viking & Medieval History

Description: The Age of the Sea Kings. The history and heritage of the Viking, Late Norse, and Medieval eras in the Isle of Man, from Viking monuments to medieval castles, churches, fortifications, and assembly sites; significance of the period in the unique culture of the Island, its heritage industry, and government.

Academic Credit: MARS/HIST 3F51 – The Viking and Medieval Isle of Man

Dates: May 2024

Cost: Field course cost tbd + Flights to and from the Isle of Man​​

Who can apply: Open to all Brock students, but must have at least 1.0 credit in HIST or MARS

Deadline to apply: January 2024

Contact: Professor Andrew McDonald ​-

Notes: Begins in May on campus during the Spring session. Departure for Isle of Man in mid-May for study travel. Walking over uneven/natural terrain is required to access some sites. Students are responsible for travel, accommodation and other expenses.​

Art Studies Abroad in Spain

Description: Exploration of unique cultural events and regional settings in Bilbao, Spain and surrounding areas. Artist exhibitions, talks, participatory workshops/seminars and activities with various institutions. Immersive experience develops knowledge of arts, cultural programming, tourism, media and communications, with a focus on community interaction for social and economic benefit.

Academic Credit: VISA 3M05

Dates: May 23, 2023 – June 22, 2023

Cost: Flight $1200-$1500 approx. + Hotel/Transportation approx. $1200 per person + Food and personal spending money.​​​

Who can apply: Undergraduate students – one year complete. 

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2023

Contact: Professor Amy Friend –

Study Tour to Greece

Description: Students are spending 2 weeks touring the archaeological sites and museums of Greece to learn first-hand about the history and culture of the ancient Greek world.

Academic Credit: CLAS/VISA 3M23

Dates: Late June to early July 2023 (2-3 weeks)

Cost: Around $3000 not including airfare and tuition​​

Funding: departmental need and merit based awards available​

Who can apply: Undergraduate students – one year complete. 

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2023​

Contact: Professor Angus K. Smith –

Field Experience from Local to Global Health

Description: Theoretical and practical experience examining local and global issues inhealth from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Academic Credit: HLSC 4F93

Dates: Departure April 24th (3 weeks in country)

Cost: Total approximate cost including domestic tuition $6000.00 CAD​​​

Who can apply: Interdisciplinary​ (12 credits including HLSC 2P21 or permission of the instructor) ​

Deadline to apply: Rolling acceptance until February​

Contact: Janet Westbury ​-

Managing World Heritage Sites

Description: Earn a half Brock credit while travelling through beautiful Croatia. The Department of Geography and Tourism Studies offers students at Brock and other Canadian universities the opportunity to study at the International Tourism and Hospitality Academy at Sea (ITHAS).

Academic Credit: GEOG/TOUR 3P37

Dates: May 6-13, 2023

Cost: The in-country program costs will be approximately $1,100 CAD; Flights to Croatia approximately $1200-$1400​​

Funding: Faculty of Social Sciences Travel Award will cover all program costs (excludes tuition)

Who can apply: All Brock students aged 18+

Deadline to apply: December 16, 2022

Contact: Dr. David Fennell ​-

West Coast Sport Management Field Trip

Description: Intensive series of behind-the-scenes tours, industry presentations and attendance at major spectator events from leading global brands/organizations in the sports and entertainment industry.

Academic Credit: SPMA 3V93

Dates: June 18-26

Cost: $2500 USD + Brock Tuition + Flight to and from USA​​

Who can apply: Priority is given to SPMA 3rd and 4th year students

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2023

Contact: Dr. Michael Naraine​ ​-