Experiential Learning at Puget Sound allows our students to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. By applying knowledge in the field in real time, they can develop a deeper understanding of self, others, and the world.
All Puget Sound students will complete at least one form of Experiential Learning before they graduate by choosing between an internship, study abroad, summer research, or community-based learning. Robust campus resources ensure that students understand the scope of their Experiential Learning options, make the most of their opportunities, and receive the support they need throughout the experience.
Through their chosen experiential learning opportunity, students will:
- apply learning through direct experiences outside the traditional classroom,
- add skills and experiences to their resume,
- take ownership of both the process and products of their work,
- cultivate a deeper understanding of self, others, and the world, and
- learn more about what motivates and inspires them.
Experiences must be approved by the university or be a part of a university sponsored program. For a complete description of the Experiential Learning Graduation Requirement, please see the University Bulletin.