Experiential Learning Opportunities

A Puget Sound education is often described as something you do rather than something you get. Active and engaged learning experiences take place inside and outside the classroom throughout your four-year experience, and you will work with your advisor to identify opportunities that meet your needs and interests. These opportunities will help you discover and explore throughout your college career and assist you in transitioning to a successful and fulfilling career, graduate school, or professional development track after completing your degree.

Critical self-reflection is essential in order to prioritize among the many activities and opportunities available to you. Your academic advisor will support your efforts to build and articulate your own narrative about the value of your liberal arts education—your own distinctive story of the skills you have developed and how they will help you achieve your goals.

Explore the categories below to learn more and to engage in critical reflection about how your education will prepare you for living a creative and useful life.

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From internships and preprofessional advising to graduate school and postgraduate fellowships, Puget Sound will help you ready yourself for the career of your choice.


More than 100 study abroad programs in 45 countries are just the tip of the iceberg.


 Students have access to service opportunities at more than 250 organizations, in addition to special events and initiatives that bring the campus and community together.


Students conduct high-level research through coursework and independent study in the sciences and humanities.