Engaging Experiences for Transformative Growth

Experiential Learning contains all of the following criteria:

  1. Direct experiences provide the opportunity to apply academic theories and skills to deepen learning in a real-world context;
  2. Experiences are embedded in an academic framework through reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis;
  3. Opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable to their community;
  4. Some degree of indeterminacy that requires students to learn from natural consequences, mistakes, and successes. By design, experiential learning unfolds in response to direct, interactive, and ambiguous contexts.

We offer innovative curricular and co-curricular opportunities for all Puget Sound students and practice a whole-person approach which encourages student participation in meaningful experiences that enhance their education.