“Students at Appleby College engage in a wide range of Global and Experiential Education. This is integrated within classroom curricula, out-of-class academic experiences, Outdoor Education trips, and local or international service and intercultural learning. Students particularly engaged in this area may complete the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership, an action-oriented programme for developing global citizenship.”

Assistant Head of School, Global Education
Director, Intercultural and Experiential Programmes
Director, Risk Management

The Significance of Experiential Education

Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership

  • Completion of the Global Leadership Interdisciplinary credit course in Senior Two (Grade 12)
  • Two different types of Global Experiential trips
  • Outdoor Education components
  • Co-op credit associated with Social Science course
  • Prolonged study of World Languages
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award
  • Intercultural residential programme engagement
  • Development of a Global Action Plan
  • Cross-curricular Global Scholars assignments
  • Global, Social Justice or Intercultural focus in co-curricular activities

Intercultural Learning

  • Cultural immersion programme allowing students to broaden their perspectives outside their own culture and enhance their self-awareness
  • Students engage with multiple aspects and influences of culture, including language, religion, the arts, history, geography and globalization
  • Allows students to bring meaningful intercultural experiences to the classroom
  • Inspires students to be leaders in creating a future where active citizenship can impact the world
  • Click here to view 2018-19 Intercultural Learning Dates

International Service Learning

  • Experiential opportunity to enhance learning, service leadership, teamwork and understanding in intercultural environments
  • Unique hands-on experience where service and learning are equally important
  • Trips typically include construction, environmental and social development, combined with examination of the local host culture and geography
  • Essential component of the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership
  • Click here to view 2018-19 International Service Learning Dates

International Exchange

  • Provides new perspectives and helps students gain a greater insight into the world and develop their intercultural capacities and adaptability
  • Exchanges ranging from three weeks to an entire school reporting period in a diverse range of countries including Germany, Spain, Peru, Oman, Switzerland, France, Australia, South Africa, Thailand and India
  • Language-based exchanges strengthen oral and comprehension skills of the language
  • Adventure-based exchanges allow the student to develop their sense of independence

Round Square

  • Students have the opportunity to attend international conferences/exchanges and participate in International Service Projects
  • Based on the theories of experiential educational philosopher Kurt Hahn
  • Encourages personal development and responsibility in students
  • The Round Square King Constantine Medal is awarded to a graduating student in recognition of their outstanding commitment to global leadership and community engagement
  • In October 2018, Appleby College  co-hosted the 2018 Round Square International Conference
  • Click here to view 2018-19 Round Square dates

2018 Round square international conference (September 29 - October 5, 2018)

  • In September 2018, Appleby College will be co-hosting the 2018 Round Square International Conference along with Ashbury College and Lower Canada College, designed around the theme “Bring Your Difference”
  • Our campus will welcome more than 500 student delegates from over 40 countries for what promises to be an exciting and inspirational experience for all involved
  • Families interested in billeting a visiting student delegate are asked to e-mail RSIC2018@appleby.on.ca for more information and to register.

Global Experience Facts


countries visited on global education trips in 2017-18


global leadership diploma recipients since 2015


students and faculty on trips in 2017


students on global exchanges or conferences in 2017


2018 Round Square delegates at Appleby


typical student-to-faculty ratio on trips

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