Just imagine discussing Art history while standing in front of the actual paintings in the Louvre in Paris, or biology in the lab where Louis Pasteur carried out his experiments.
At the BISC the learning experience extends outside the classroom and beyond traditional learning with experiential learning opportunities focusing on a practical approach to your studies. Consequently every course at the castle reflects its desire to anchor the academic experience in direct observation and participation, and field studies and guest speakers are key components of the courses we offer.
Built into your tuition fee, and into each term, you will have the opportunity to go on both one-day and multi-day excursions designed to enhance your learning experience.
Students are encouraged to process their experiences in the field via guided reflection and critical thinking, supported by the instructor, who will help students foster their own active learning and acquisition of transferable skills.
At least one cultural studies trip per term is open to all students at the Castle. Past cultural studies trips have included:
Pre-trip talks provide a cultural and historical background to the site being visited and are reinforced with academic handouts. Course-related visits may also be integrated into the cultural studies trips.