Experiential Learning

Engaging Experiences for Transformative Growth

Experiential Learning contains all of the following criteria:

  1. Direct experiences provide the opportunity to apply academic theories and skills to deepen learning in a real-world context;
  2. Experiences are embedded in an academic framework through reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis;
  3. Opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable to their community;
  4. Some degree of indeterminacy that requires students to learn from natural consequences, mistakes, and successes. By design, experiential learning unfolds in response to direct, interactive, and ambiguous contexts.

We offer innovative curricular and co-curricular opportunities for all Puget Sound students and practice a whole-person approach which encourages student participation in meaningful experiences that enhance their education.

Find Your Experiential Learning Opportunity

As a student, you can benefit from experiential learning at any stage of your development! Find experiences to apply academic knowledge and deepen your learning in new settings.


Create Experiential Learning Opportunities

Whether it is in the classroom, or work environment, faculty and staff are uniquely placed to bring experiential learning opportunities to their students. Find resources and information to implement or supplement experiential learning in your courses and projects.

Tell Your Story with Sounding Board

Sounding Board ePortfolio makes learning visible, social, and active. As a unifying thread, Sounding Board connects students' experiences and learning, through thoughtful reflection and collection of relevant artifacts as a digital collection.


Community Partnerships

As the university in your backyard, Experiential Learning at Puget Sound welcomes partnerships and collaboration as a means to foster community, expand access to meaningful opportunities for students to succeed, and develop creative solutions to address everyday challenges.

Meet the Team

Get to know the collaborative and creative partners ready to work with you!