Field schools and dynamic learning

Geography 453 students in Heiltsuk/Wuikinuxv Territories, coastal BC.

Ahousat and Coastal Field School students on the beach in Tofino, 2018.

The Europe Urban Field School travels through Europe from the UK to Holland and Denmark.

Geography field study courses take students to the edge of glaciers, face-to-face with whales, and knee deep in mudflats. In addition to applying their classroom and textbook knowledge, students also hone their research skills through a major independent field-based project.

Many students go on to present their field studies projects at local and regional conferences, and even have them published in journals. Students who have taken these field courses find them to be an exciting, fun, and valuable capstone or culmination to their undergraduate career.

New field school information is posted when it is made available. Please contact if you are interested or have any questions.

Fees and funding

Most field schools require payment of field school fees plus normal tuition. Field school fees range from a few hundred dollars per course to more than $1000 per course, depending on the field school.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has created a Field Course Student Support Fund to help students with financial need to cover some of these costs. You can apply using the Social Sciences Field Course Student Support Fund Application.


Check out our field courses!

Clayoquot Sound
Field School

clayoquot sound

Field Studies in
Physical Geography

Physical Geography

Sustainability Field School: Urban Europe and Cascadia

Sustainability Field School

Indigenous Knowledge, Science & Resource Management Field School

Art by Martin Campbell, Heiltsuk Nation - with permission

Ahousat Field School

Coastal Field School

Mountain Meteorology Field School

Mount Washington