Santa Clara University

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Experiential Learning

Through experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, students develop the skills and self-awareness to succeed after college.

  • handsraiseCommunity Based Learning

    The Arrupe Partnerships for Community-based Learning connects students, faculty, and community organizations for active engagement, research, and collaboration around social justice.

  • missionExperiential Learning for Social Justice

    All students must complete the Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ) requirement in the curriculum. These courses help students “make vocational choices in light of both their greatest gifts and the world’s greatest needs.”

  • socialFellowships

    SCU offers students paid fellowships to engage in projects locally and internationally related to social justice, ethics, and/or technology.

  • volunteerabroadImmersion Trips

    Immersion programs are off-campus, educational, service-based opportunities in which students travel to and serve in a community different from their own.

  • handshakeInternships

    At least 70% of our students have at least one internship before they graduate.

  • sccapSanta Clara Community Action Program

    This student run organization provides students the opportunity to volunteer in their community.

  • victoryCenter for Student Leadership

    Learn about CSL's leadership programs and the more than 80 student run organizations on campus.

  • abroadStudy Abroad

    40-60% of the Junior class study abroad each year in one of the 106 program locations around the world in over 50 countries.

  • networking2Undergraduate Research

    Our undergraduates are building mobile robots, creating documentary films, investigating cultural and developmental trends, and developing better ways to solve human needs and sustainability.

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