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Faculty-Led Programs

Study Spanish in Spain, archeology in Greece, history in China, global studies issues in Chile, or human rights and human diversity in Mexico. A variety of field courses have been created by Laurier’s outstanding faculty to add an experiential learning opportunity to their courses.

Upcoming Faculty-Led Programs and Field Courses

Discover some of the abroad programs and field courses we offer. As more courses get added, we will highlight them for you.

CS288: Beer, Communication and Culture

Students on this course will visit London, Greenwich, Brussels, and Brugges, with trips to unique breweries, pubs, and cultural venues. We will explore the differences in beer styles, experiences, and cultures. We will be investigating the way people communicate about beer and the culture of beer. We will read scholarly and popular literature about beer in communication and culture.

The course is a full one-credit course, with intensive interaction with Professor Jeremy Hunsinger and Dr. Jessica Cameron. Students will be staying together in hostels or dorms. There will be a fee that will cover housing and travel on the ground. You will be responsible for your flights, food, drink, and possibly other costs.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please e-mail Prof. Hunsinger at with around 150-200 words about your interest and background for the course by Dec. 10th. Please ensure the e-mail's subject is CS 288 Beer, Communication and Culture application.  Once we have established sufficient interest, there will be an information session for interested students with more information.

Past Courses

Learn more about past faculty-led programs abroad.

SP288: Spanish Language Learning

This 1.0-credit intensive Spanish language and cultural immersion experience is led by a Laurier faculty member in Spain for approximately one month. 

HI288: Arts Study Abroad Program: Poland

This is a 1.0-credit summer course on the subject of the Holocaust. The course also includes visits to memorial sites and museums around the country related to the history of the Holocaust. 

"Regardless of everyone's personal reasons for taking part in the trip, we were all able to walk away with a deeper understanding not only of the Holocaust, but of what being a student of history truly means."

Erica Parnis

Learn more about the student experience of confronting the Holocaust in Poland.

HR361: Migration and Human Rights in Mexico

Laurier undergraduate students travelled to Mexico to better understand the realities of migration, including how people become displaced, barriers along the migrant journey and how organizations offer assistance. 

"Being completely immersed in the issue allowed me to see the discrepancies between what we hear in the news at home and what the reality is for the people afected." 

Neala Hayratiyan

Learn more about the Migration and Human Rights in Mexico student experience