ORICE offers unique programs aimed to bridge the gap between community and academia around common interests in complex global issues.

At ORICE, community partners’ priorities are central to the opportunities student’s are invited into. Our mandate is to foster meaningful engagement between students, faculty, and communities around the world. Students will bring their discipline to life through collaborative projects that combine classroom theory with practice, and research directly with our community partners. 

ORICE offers several opportunities and programs for community-engagement: academic courses, co-curricular programs, and events. One of our signature programs is International Service Learning (ISL) – a form of course-based experiential learning that provides an immersive placement for students with a community partner.

Academic courses

Our academic courses include experiential learning components prompting students to apply their disciplinary knowledge to course assignments or placements.
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Co-curricular programs

Co-curricular programs are co-designed by ORICE and a specific community organization (or campus partner) to address particular global issues or themes through a project.
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International Service Learning (ISL)

ISL placements provide students opportunities to contribute towards projects directly within communities around the world as part of their coursework.
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I think some of the most important lessons that have stuck with me are how challenging it is to sit with the complexity of societal problems, and to be really careful when making assumptions. I really appreciated the way forum theatre was used to make those lessons all the more immediate and tangible

Liam Orme
Student in ASTU 401G, 2018