A Puget Sound education isn’t something you get: it’s something you do. Throughout your academic journey, you’ll put concepts into practice with hands-on, high-impact, experiential learning opportunities that challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the real world. Whether you choose to study abroad, conduct undergraduate research, seek out an internship, put your skills to use serving the community, or prepare for a career after graduation, you’ll explore your interests and set yourself up for success beyond college.

Student studying in Granada

See the world as part of a study abroad experience. In our international programs, you’ll gain a greater understanding of other cultures, make lifelong friendships, and improve your critical thinking skills.

Student conducting summer research

Dive deep into your field with a summer research project. At Puget Sound, undergraduates receive funding to do real research, working closely with a faculty mentor to develop as artists, scholars, and scientists.

Student at his summer internship with Tacoma Urban League

Gain valuable work experience. With a internship, you can make a difference in the community and connect your liberal arts education to a future career.

Garden Club members working in the campus garden

Give back and enrich your educational experience with community-based learning opportunities. At Puget Sound, you can volunteer with more than 250 organizations in the Tacoma area.