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.
Develop leadership skills through engagement in Family and Consumer Sciences experiences in and outside of the classroom.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.
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).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.
For students interested in obtaining approval for a non-credit Experiential Learning activity, click here for more information.
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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