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Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

Experiential learning: beyond the classroom

The McKenna Centre for Leadership offers students a number of popular opportunities for practical learning beyond the classroom, including significant awards and internships designed to develop international leadership opportunities.

Service Learning
Take part in course-based service learning experiences. You could work with 98 community partners in 49 different courses across all disciplines at StFX. You may also be selected to participate in Immersion Service Learning experiences in countries such as Grenada, Guatemala, Cuba, Belize, Peru and Ghana, supported by McKenna Centre endowments.

McKenna Haiti Youth Leaders Exchange
Haitian and StFX youth are participating in an exciting new learning exchange. The StFX youth go to Haiti to work with Haitian youth leaders through StFX’s partner, the Haitian Centre for Leadership and Excellence. The Haitian youth come to the StFX campus to assist with and participate in our annual Leaders Summit @X.

Model United Nations
The McKenna Centre has supported the StFX Model UN team in their participation at the Model UN conference at Harvard University.


Awards and internships

MacBain / Riley Global Engagement Awards
Design your own international leadership experience! Over the past 2 years, students have had a chance to develop leadership skills in Ghana, Australia, India, Belize, Sweden, Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and the United States.

Irving Research Mentorship Internships
Pursue valuable hands-on research opportunities in Canada and abroad. These type of experiences are rare at the undergraduate level and highly valued by future employers.

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