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Applied and Experiential Learning

The Applied and Experiential Learning sector of the Center for Educational Excellence supports faculty and staff in facilitating applied and experiential learning opportunities for students by:

  • providing oversight to the Applied Learning Experience (ALE) program
  • facilitating study abroad, reciprocal foreign exchange, and National Student Exchange (NSE)
  • facilitating a cohort of Experiential Learning Fellows


Applied Learning Experiences

Applied Learning Experiences (ALEs) are academic, and non-academic, transformative learning experiences designed to engage students in active and reflective learning to further develop beyond-disciplinary skills and expand students’ perspectives of self, community, and global environments.

With the guidance and mentoring of faculty and staff, students will think critically and articulate the broader impact of these activities. The result will be a distinctive collegiate experience that prepares the student well for life beyond college.