As an undergraduate, you can get hands-on experience beyond the classroom through internships, service-learning, research, or domestic or international study. This type of study, called experiential learning, gives you the edge over competitors when you apply for a job or pursue graduate school.

  • Leadership

    Develop leadership skills through engagement in Family and Consumer Sciences experiences in and outside of the classroom.

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  • Internships and Practicums

    Practice skills or methods related to your field of study through supervised work in a professional or organizational setting.

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  • Service-Learning

    Service-learning addresses a community need, issue, or problem. Apply your academic skills to solve real-life needs. 

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  • Undergraduate Research

    Pursue research in any field. Undergraduate research offers you the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research.

    Click here for the Directed Study Agreement that some departments will require you to complete for your research experience. Contact Dr. Rob Pazdro if you are interested in a directed study experience in Nutritional Sciences (FDNS 3010).

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  • Domestic Study Tours

    New York and Washington study tours. Experience in-depth focus learning of your majors.

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  • Global

    Integrate knowledge and practical experience in another culture. Combine cultural and classroom experiences.

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Approved Courses and Activities

View the courses and activities approved to satisfy the experiential learning requirement for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

For students interested in obtaining approval for a non-credit Experiential Learning activity, click here for more information.

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Succeeding in the 21st Century

A growing body of research demonstrates that experiential learning enhances student learning, success in the classroom, on-time graduation, and transition to the workforce. Many UGA students already engage in experiential learning, and ensuring that all students do so prior to graduation will take the world-class learning experience that UGA provides to an even higher level.

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