Undergraduate College

Experiential Learning

Benefits for students

  • Engages active learning: the best way to learn is through active participation.
  • Wider career options: explore the career possibilities of public service and non-profit institutions.
  • Personal growth and development: one of the best ways to help yourself is to help someone else. Through service, you will gain skills and experience that will help you for the rest of your life, both in work and in society.
  • Meet community needs: do you think we can rely on government to solve all out problems? Each one of us must do our part to help make our community better for ourselves and others.
  • Develops civic responsibility: our country was founded on an ethic of service. The health of our democracy depends on service and community involvement. Working toward the common good is something we must all practice.
  • Enhances self image: service allows you to make a difference through active and meaningful contribution to your communities.
  • Broadens perspective: our critical thinking skills get stronger when you are challenged to examine, question, and refine, or change your perceptions, assumptions, and beliefs with regard to the world in which we live. This leads to a more valuable, successful life.
  • Reflect on your life goals: demonstrates to students that learning and civic engagement are life-changing, life-long activities.
  • Expands your resume: community projects are excellent experiences to expand your resume, and show prospective employers or graduate schools the breadth of your background.
  • Increased resources: develop new networks, connections, friends, and mentors in places you never knew you would.

Benefits for faculty

  • Research: fertile ground for new ideas and roles, new avenues for research and publication.
  • New perspective: different access to subjects, new opinions on society and its problems.
  • New colleagues and resources.
  • Better courses: can improve the ability of students to the practical implications of the course materials. Can be more useful in encouraging class participation in lectures and discussions.
  • Community applications of scholarship. 

Benefits for community organization

  • Provides human resources: helps an agency meet its immediate educational, human safety, and environmental needs. The talent, energy, and enthusiasm of our university students are applied to meet these ever-increasing needs. In the longer term, it can help a community agency recruit possible future professionals for the field.
  • Democracy: students may commit to a lifetime of volunteering after this experience, creating a democracy of participation. Student input can improve agency performance and give professionals fresh perspectives on the community they serve.
  • Creates civic responsibility: fosters a renewed sense of community, which may encourage participatory democracy and wider public understanding and support for the agency.
  • Broaden agency goals: community agencies gain the opportunity to participate in an educational partnership. Helps agencies maintain programs that lack government resources.

AUSTRIA: SALZBURG COLLEGE, SALZBURG

AUSTRIA: SALZBURG COLLEGE, SALZBURG

www.salzburgcollege.com

Study in English in the beautiful city of Salzburg with European professors. The experience includes an extensive program of course-related field trips, internship opportunities and cultural events, including a one-week trip through Germany, a five-day trip to Vienna, and a day trip to Munich. Students are housed with Austrian families and have a chance to truly experience Austrian culture.

FRANCE: CEFAM CENTRE D'ETUDES FRANCO AMERICAIN DE MANAGEMENT, LYON

FRANCE: CEFAM CENTRE D'ETUDES FRANCO AMERICAIN DE MANAGEMENT, LYON

www.cefam.fr

Experience France through a semester in Lyon. France's gastronomic capital, Lyon is the largest city in France after Paris. A dynamic business school, CEFAM offers an opportunity for students to study business and non-business subjects in English with French and other international students.

GHANA: ASHESI UNIVERSITY

GHANA: ASHESI UNIVERSITY

www.ashesi.org

Why Study in Africa?


For a unique educational experience, study abroad at Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana. Students who study at Ashesi University for a semester can take a range of courses in Liberal Arts, Business and Computer Science. For a complete list of course offerings click on the link below. Ghana is located in West Africa between the countries of Togo and Ivory Coast. Most Ghanaians speak English, which along with a number of African languages, Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga, is the official language of Ghana. The country has a tropical climate and Accra, the capital, is located on the coast.

ITALY: THE UMBRA INSTITUTE, PERUGIA

ITALY: THE UMBRA INSTITUTE, PERUGIA

www.umbra-institute.com

Immerse yourself in Italian culture. Study in a city both ancient and new. Study in the capital city of Umbria, a region of green hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, and beautiful landscapes. This program offers a range of classes in English as well as classes in Italian at the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, an Italian university licensed by the Ministry of Education to award degrees (Italian laurea) in various disciplines.

SPAIN: CEA/ POMPEO FABRA UNIVERSITY, BARCELONA

SPAIN: CEA/ POMPEO FABRA UNIVERSITY, BARCELONA

www.gowithcea.com/pf@city=barcelona/hi/highlights.html

Spend a semester in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia. An exciting, vibrant Spanish city located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is the dynamic place for students. It also offers a great home base in order to travel to other countries in Europe.

For More Information

Brig Bowe
Assistant Dean, Director of Post Graduate Success
fbowe@rosemont.edu
610.527.0200 x3107

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