From Cuba to Italy, New Orleans to nearby neighborhoods, our experiential learning programs take students out of the traditional classroom and into the world. You may participate in a professional internship, a service-learning assignment, study abroad, or conduct research with one of Dornsife’s renowned faculty members.
Students who participate in experiential learning programs consider these the most transformative and empowering experiences of their undergraduate careers, helping them to develop new skills, find their voice, gain self-confidence, and determine their future path.
Visit the Office of Experiential and Applied Learning, and explore countless opportunities to deepen your understanding of your chosen course or discipline, the world, and explore your own journey of self-discovery.
Begin Your ExL Journey
Guided by an appropriate USC Dornsife faculty or staff member (depending on the experience), able to offer ongoing training, support and assessment.Meet the Team
Challenging, both intellectually and in terms of personal growth, offering opportunities to develop skills for academic and career preparation, such as technical skills, communication and listening skills, empathy, professionalism, teamwork, networking, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution.Learn More > Agents of Change
Intentional in its planning and structure, with explicit educational goals and learning objectives.Learn More > Center for Active Learning and International Studies
Reflective, requiring students to deepen their knowledge through some form of structured reflection, such as a formal paper, journal, e-portfolio, artistic expression, or ongoing discussions with a faculty/staff supervisor.Learn More > Office of Overseas Studies
Respectful of the people, communities and contexts among which it takes place, encouraging respect for, and comfort with diversity of people, environments, thoughts, and ideas.Learn More > Prison Education Project
Applied, involving some kind of hands-on, practical activity beyond the traditional classroom (while recognizing that classrooms can also be applied learning spaces).Learn More > Joint Educational Project
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