Many consider experiential learning essential to a well-rounded college experience. President Noelle Cockett listed it at the top of her presidential priorities. The reality is that a myriad of roadblocks prevent students from participating in these often life-changing experiences.
The USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences has created a new fund to help students take advantage of learning outside of the classroom. The CHaSS Experiential Learning Fund will allow students to apply for support to offset the cost of hands-on learning opportunities including internships and study abroad.
I was able to experience firsthand what I had been learning about for so long. Reading about cultural differences and participating in them are two completely different experiences. I have a much deeper understanding and appreciation for Spanish culture…after my study abroad.