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Experiential Learning at the University of Kansas

Experiential learning offers a hands-on approach to connecting what you learn in the classroom to experiences outside of the classroom. Experiential education at the University of Kansas can be connected to a particular degree program or student organization, or be completed independently as a way to further your academic knowledge, explore your interests, and help others.

There are several ways in which you can participate in experiential learning on KU's campus and beyond. Knowledgeable faculty and staff in several departments on campus can provide support to help get you connected to resources that match your goals and interests. Additionally, you can complete experiential learning certificates to earn official recognition on your transcript of your work outside of the classroom.

Why KU Experiential Learning?

KU students share how experiential learning has enhanced their education.
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Learning Communities

Enroll in a learning community and explore an interesting topic with other new students in multiple contexts.

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KU Common Book  

A book that speaks to the current moment and sparks a campus-wide conversation.

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Experiential Learning Certificates

Gain experience in applying your academic knowledge outside the classroom.
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