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Experiential Learning

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Come visit the new Experiential Learning Center located in 732 Clemens Hall!

Whether you choose to participate in an internship, community engagement project, study abroad, independent research or a host of other opportunities, your experience outside the classroom will sharpen your collaboration and critical thinking skills, enhance your sense of civic engagement, build your self-confidence and better prepare you for the job market following graduation.


Internships provide an opportunity to build skills and gain exposure to potential career options.

These opportunities can be:

  • credit-bearing or non-credit-bearing
  • paid or unpaid
  • located in Buffalo, your hometown, a new city, or abroad
  • completed during the semester, summer, or winter intersession

Check with your academic department and Career Services to explore options!

Formalized internship programs are offered through the Department of Communication and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


Getting involved with research allows you to collaborate on interesting projects with faculty, peers, and graduate students in your department or on interdisciplinary teams.

Examples include:

Contact your academic department or the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) to find out about research opportunities and funding.

Study Abroad

Study abroad allows you to broaden your worldview, experience other cultures, and globalize your learning.

These opportunities can be:

  • Independent or faculty-led
  • Short-term or long-term
  • Completed during the semester, summer, or winter intersession

Our faculty-led programs include:

Visit Study Abroad Programs for more information about upcoming opportunities, application deadlines, and scholarships.


Giving back to the community can improve the lives of others as well as foster your own personal and professional development.

Service-learning courses include:

  • LIN 496 – The Linguistics department offers a teaching internship, where interns are placed in the Buffalo Public Schools as teacher’s aides or tutors.  Venues include Spanish-English bilingual schools, urban elementary schools, and international schools.  Interns can also work with Literacy Volunteers or as ESL tutors in the Linguistics department.  For more information visit
  • ASI 400 -Throughout this service-learning course you’ll serve as a mentor, tutor middle school students, and support science teachers in classrooms in the Buffalo Public Schools.  To learn more about this project visit

Explore other service opportunities including alternative break programs available through the Office of Student Engagement.


Check out the links below for recent stories of what students in the College are doing outside of the classroom:

Experience the College

College Matters Newsletter – Fall 2015 

Experience Your Education video


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