Experiential Learning

Experiential learning at the University of Georgia gives students hands-on opportunities to connect their academic foundations to the world beyond the classroom, through creative endeavors, study abroad and field schools, internship and leadership opportunities, faculty-mentored research, and service-learning. All UGA students are required to engage in at least one experiential learning activity that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation.


Experiential Learning is

  • learning by doing
  • learning through experience
  • learning through reflection
  • active learning
  • a graduation requirement for all UGA students (matriculating students fall 2016 and forward) 

Experiential Learning gives you

  • opportunities to engage beyond the classroom
  • practical applications for your coursework
  • enhanced learning and expertise
  • real experience to prepare for the real world

Experiential Learning at UGA is offered through six areas:

  • Creative
  • Global
  • Internship
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Service-Learning

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