International Studies

Extend your humanitarian reach. Be part of a truly unique global classroom experience. 

WIC’s foundational International Studies travel program is designed to give students hands-on learning experiences around the world, where they can foster better understanding, mutual respect, and first-hand experiences different cultures.  

As part of the International Studies service-learning experience, students become part of one-of-a-kind humanitarian projects that make lasting differences in the local communities they serve. 

Since its inception as “Travel Studies” in the early 1990s, WIC’s International Studies program has sent more than a thousand travelers abroad to learn and make the world a better place.  

Past destinations of the program include Belize, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, England, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Samoa, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, USA, and Vietnam. 


Certificate of International Studies

This distinguished certificate of completion was created to honour the intellectual, emotional, and physical engagement of our students in international service learning and is given each year to our qualified graduates.  

Meaningful participation in a minimum of two international service-learning experiences paired with the successful completion of at least one 30-level social science coursework and a 30-level second language course will make Grade 12 students eligible for the Certificate of International Studies. 

To read about the 2019 International Studies trips, check out out our International Studies Review