Learning knows no bounds.

Experiential learning at the University of Georgia gives students hands-on opportunities to connect their academic foundations to the world beyond the classroom, through creative endeavors, study abroad and field schools, internship and leadership opportunities, faculty-mentored research, and service-learning. All UGA students are required to engage in at least one approved experiential learning activity that enhances learning and position them for success after graduation.


EL Program Spotlight

The University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island (UGAMI) is a world-renowned field destination that supports research and education in coastal ecosystems. Located within the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR), UGAMI is a living laboratory that offers access to protected barrier island habitats, including salt marshes, beaches, maritime forests, tidal creeks, estuaries, and, of course, the ocean.

EL Student Spotlight

This past Maymester, third-year International Affairs and Economics major Hedaya Weber got the opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks in large part to a University of Georgia Experiential Learning scholarship, Hedaya travelled to Stellenbosch, South Africa, for a four-week intensive experience directed by UGA’s Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS)and hosted by Stellenbosch University.