Students learn best, and more deeply, when they apply what they are learning by putting ideas into action through firsthand experiences.
Elon students are engaged learners who work alone, with peers and alongside faculty mentors to solve problems and master difficult material. They take fewer, more intensive courses that are designed for experiential learning. In classrooms, labs and studios, in the local community and abroad, and in internships and leadership roles, learning happens everywhere at Elon.
The co-curricular Elon Experiences extend learning beyond the classroom. Students serve others while studying abroad. They learn on the job through internships and tie those experiences to research with faculty mentors. They have transformative experiences while leading organizations and activities.
Elon believes so strongly in the power of the Elon Experiences that it documents the work on transcripts and ensures that all students complete experiential learning requirements.
By the time Elon students graduate, they have a wealth of real-world experiences that support their transition to life after college and ensure they stand out when applying for a first job or graduate school.