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The Experiences that Shape Your Future Begin Today

In a time when most students will work jobs tomorrow that don’t exist yet today.  Learning takes place more often outside the classroom than within it.

Rising to this challenge means to engage with learning beyond classrooms, lectures, and web modules; but in meaningful, relevant experiences.

Experiential learning is defined as learning from experience or learning by doing. Skills and knowledge are acquired from firsthand experiences typically outside the traditional academic setting. These experiences include research, study abroad, internships, service learning and field practicums.

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7 out of 10 ASU students are
employed while attending college.

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is defined as learning from experience or learning by doing. Skills and knowledge are acquired from firsthand experiences. These experiences include research, study abroad, internships, service learning and field practicums.

At Arizona State University, we recognize the exceptional impact experiential learning opportunities can have on student academic outcomes, growth in skillsets, and success in college and beyond.

The experiential learning network journey

Learning by doing

Envisioning a complex future begins with the right ingredients. University College proposes a comprehensive experience for each of ASU’s 96,000 undergraduate learners in the form of a personalized and flexible certificate program. The program is designed to be simple and accessible, consisting of a few milestones which can be completed during any term and in almost any order depending on your schedule and interests.

Participate in learning experiences by choosing from a wealth of work-integrated learning courses and experiential opportunities. To equip learners with a comprehensive and nuanced toolkit for their future careers, learners will be required to participate in at least one activity from six of our seven thematic areas of experience: Leadership; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Sustainability and Resilience; Global Engagement; Work + Learn; Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity; and Community Service.

 

Leadership

Leadership

  • Student Government
  • The College Council
  • The Fulton Schools of Engineering Student Council

Sustainability + Resilience

Sustainability + Resilience

  • College of Health Solutions Kitchen Cafe
  • The Frasier Global Mentorship Program

Community Service

Community Service

  • University Service Learning
  • Community Solutions Co-Op
  • Volunteer @ ASU
  • Make your Impact program
  • The Engineering Projects in Community Service program

Work + Learn

Work + Learn

  • Internship
  • Applied learning
  • Professional Experiences (Student Teaching)
  • Work – Integrated learning Courses
  • Work experience aligned with learning
  • Practice Labs™

Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Entrepreneurship + Innovation

  • Changemaker Central
  • Luminosity Lab
  • Fulton Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Global Engagement

Global Engagement

  • Study Abroad
  • International Internship
  • GlobalResolve
  • The Frasier Global Mentorship Program

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

  • Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experience.
  • Watts College Undergraduate Research program
  • Herberger Digital Mentors
  • Herberger Creative Fellows