Areas


Your Guide to Experiential Learning from UGA OVPI on Vimeo.

We’re committed to Experiential Learning, and we’re invested in doing it right for every student. Our Office of Experiential Learning ensures access to challenging and engaging experiential programs. At UGA, Experiential Learning is designed to deliver impact – for our communities, and above all, for our students. Experiential Learning can elevate a student’s trajectory, enhance  competencies and enable opportunities, now and for years to come – that’s why it’s a (required) part of every UGA degree.

Experiential Learning at UGA is categorized into the following six areas:

Creative area logoCreative

Graduates who fulfill the requirement throughcreative experiences will have
articulated, implemented, and reflected on a substantive application of their academic
foundations to a real-world setting and/or challenge.

 

 

Global logoGlobal

Graduates who fulfill the requirement through study abroad or field study will interact with a culture and/or region distinct from their own and engage in academic inquiry and application afforded by the specific off-campus setting.

 

 

  

Internship logoInternship

Graduates who fulfill the requirement through an internship will have practiced skills or methods related to their field of study through supervised work in a professional or
organizational setting.

 

 

 

Leadership logoLeadership

Graduates who fulfill the requirement through leadership experiences will have
articulated, implemented, and reflected on a substantive application of their academic
foundations to a real-world setting and/or challenge.

 

 

 

Research logoResearch

Graduates who fulfill the requirement by doing undergraduate research will demonstrate and describe how systematic and in-depth inquiry into a problem contributes to the discovery or interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study.

 

 

 

Service logoService

Graduates who fulfill the requirement through service-learning will demonstrate the ability to identify a community need and strategies for addressing it through mutual learning, critical analysis, reflection, and collaboration with a community partner.