What is Experiential Learning?

What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students "learn by doing" and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, internships, practicums, field exercises, study abroad, undergraduate research and studio performances.

For more information about research, internship, studying abroad and experiential learning opportunities, please visit the following links:

Latina/o/x studies minor student while studying abroad in South Korea


John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fund
Funding Opportunities for Undergraduates/ Office of the VP for Research
Independent Project in Latina/o/x Studies
Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU)
Iowa Social Science Research Center
Public Policy Center Summer Policy Research Institute
Stanley Award for International Research
Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research


Center for Advancement Summer Internships
Cmiel Internship Funding Program/ UI Center for Human Rights
Cultural Vistas Summer Internship
Finding An Internship/ Pomerantz Career Center
Hawkeye Internship Grant/ Pomerantz Career Center
Internships Abroad/ UI Study Abroad
Micro-Internships/ Pomerantz Career Center
The Washington Center Internship Program

Study Abroad

Discover Study Abroad/ UI Study Abroad
Funding for Studying Abroad/ UI Study Abroad

Engaged Learning (Leadership, Service Learning, Student Orgs, Volunteering)

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity UI Leadership Training 
Hawkeye Service Breaks
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Institute
Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement (find student orgs)
Office of Community Engagement
Volunteer & Service Learning Opportunities/ Pomerantz Career Center

University Resources

The University of Iowa provides general information concerning research, internships, studying abroad and experiential learning. For more information about these learning opportunities, please visit the following links:

Undergraduate Researchhttps://research.uiowa.edu/researchers/student-research/undergraduate-student-research
Internships: https://careers.uiowa.edu/internships/finding-your-internship 
Study Abroad: https://international.uiowa.edu/study-abroad 
Experiential Learning: https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu
Engaged Learning: https://engagement.uiowa.edu/students