Flash Connections are enhanced sections of the required First Year Experience course (UC 10097) created especially for first-year students. Participate in an exclusive out-of-class experience where you will have the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and explore your interests.
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Travel to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
- Explore the outdoors.
- Meet classmates and make friends before college begins!
- Kayak, stand up paddle board, hike and outdoor rock climb (no previous experience necessary).
- Participate in service projects with park rangers.
Community Impact and Social Change
Travel throughout Columbus, Ohio
- Connect with classmates, learn from professionals who are making a difference, and volunteer with non-profit organizations.
- Understand how your skills and passions can be used to make a difference in the community.
- Volunteer and help others.
celebrating African American Experiences
Travel to Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan
- Explore African American history and culture.
- Visit places like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, the Motown Museum and more.
- Participate in a related service project.
- Make connections with your classmates, faculty, and upper-class students outside of the class.
Earn the University-required Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) credit.
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