Supercurricular Activities


Extracurricular activities fall outside the realm of a school’s regular curriculum, such as playing on a sports team or volunteering at a refugee center.

Supercurricular activities are those that take your regular curriculum further. They take the subjects you study in the classroom beyond that which your teacher has taught you or what you’ve done for homework.

Supercurricular activities are also an excellent way for students to deepen their understanding of how interested they are in studying a particular subject at university. Examples of supercurricular activities include:

  • Reading about the subject area online, in magazines, or in books.
  • Watch videos, documentaries, or television programs.
  • Research a topic.
  • Start an organization such as a microfinance club.
  • Find a job, volunteer position, internship, or shadowing opportunity.
  • Take a summer course, “taster” course, or a MOOC.
  • Work with a private tutor to learn another foreign language.
  • Define your own project to explore your interests:
    • Build a computer game
    • Write a blog about an area of interest, such as art exhibits.
    • Seek out historic sites or museum exhibits.

Supercurricular activities demonstrate that your interest in a specific subject goes beyond doing well in your school work. Here are more ideas to get you started:

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