What is Experiential Learning?
Experiential learning is a process by which the learner develops meaning and insight from engagement in direct experiences. There are many ways in which students can learn-by-doing.
At Kent State University, students are encouraged to explore the numerous ways in which they may learn through direct experience. Whether through experiential education, service learning, internships, research application or study abroad, opportunities for enrichment abound.
Tina Kandakai; Ph.D.; Coordinator
203 Moulton Hall
The Office of Community Service, Learning and Volunteerism promotes community-based learning, community service and volunteerism as a critical aspect of our students' undergraduate experience and fosters university engagement in the local, regional and global communities. Our work reflects our vision of a more just society and the role that our campus community can play in creating a more just and equitable world.
Ann Gosky, Senior Special Assistant
226 Kent Student Center
The Career Services Center assists students with preparing for and obtaining internship experiences that build professional skills, increase marketability to potential employers and help solidify career plans. Career Services also works with organizations seeking interns who can bring new and innovative ideas to the workplace and help contribute to their success. Faculty may request classroom presentations, refer professional contacts and investigate internship options for their students.
Career Services Center
261 Schwartz Center
Undergraduate students engaging in research or working on a creative activity work closely with prominent faculty members and researchers, learn more about an area of interest, apply classroom knowledge and expand their skill set.
Lori Burchard, Director of Sponsored Programs
135 Cartwright Hall
Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. Students studying abroad earn credit towards graduation while experiencing life in a different country, practicing a language they have been studying and developing valuable life skills.
Tori Nethery, Academic Program Officer
625 Loop Road