Beyond the Classroom
Take Your Education out of the Classroom
It’s one thing to learn all about complex societal issues from academic study. It’s another to immerse yourself in them first-hand. At StFX you will find a living-learning experience that will inspire and challenge you. You will have vast opportunities to explore your interests both inside and outside the classroom, locally and around the world.
Pioneered in Canada at StFX, service learning blends hands-on opportunities and academic study with community service, for a well-rounded approach to the undergraduate experience. Your service learning experience could take you to places like Belize, Grenada, Ghana, and more. It prepares you for life after university, and gives you a unique and valuable perspective. All students have access to the following three forms of service learning opportunities.
Immersion service learning
Intensive service-learning projects that take place off-campus, and often internationally.
Course-based service learning
Courses that feature service-learning assignments, typically in the immediate community.
Student society service learning
An extra-curricular society that organizes local service learning initiatives for all students.
StFX has established a tradition of research and creative works across all faculties, from humanities to physics to drama. We have millions of dollars in external research funding each year, so you will be able to learn the skills you need to put to work after graduation.
By gaining lab experience in your major department, you will get to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and gain valuable experience proposing, organizing, and conducting real research.
Experiential Learning Creates Strong Students
Whether service learning, research work, or lab experience, your hands-on education comes with countless benefits.
- Use your new skills and knowledge to make your community an even better place.
- Apply what you are learning in the classroom to tangible, real-world experiences.
- Engage in self-directed, active learning that puts you in control of your study.
- Develop a framework for thought on social justice and community development issues.
- Test different career paths to set yourself up for future academic or professional pursuits.