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.
Directed study engages you with faculty members in tasks like assisting with research, working on special projects, and conducting independent research.Lean More
Practice skills or methods related to your field of study through supervised work in a professional or organizational setting.Learn More
Service-learning addresses a community need, issue, or problem. Apply your academic skills to solve real-life needs.Learn More
Pursue research in any field. Undergraduate research offers you the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research.Learn More
New York and Washington study tours. Experience in-depth focus learning of your majors.Learn More
Integrate knowledge and practical experience in another culture. Combine cultural and classroom experiences.Learn More
View the courses and activities approved to satisfy the experiential learning requirement for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
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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