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IMAGE: Students from the Kent Campus build a playhouse at a park in East Liverpool as part of an alternative spring break, in which students spend a week performing community service.
Students from the Kent Campus build a playhouse at a park in East Liverpool as part of an alternative spring break, in which students spend a week performing community service.
IMAGE: A student works in one of the science labs in Smith Hall.
A student works in one of the science labs in Smith Hall.
IMAGE: A history student from Kent State works at her internship at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Washington Program in National Issues.
A history student from Kent State works at her internship at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Washington Program in National Issues.
IMAGE: A student waits in line during a career day held at the Kent Student Center.
A student waits in line during a career day held at the Kent Student Center.

Experiential Learning at Kent State

Learning by doing.  That's experiential learning at Kent State.

At Kent State University, students are encouraged to explore the numerous ways in which they may learn through direct experience.  Opportunities for enrichment abound through experiential education, service learning, internships, research and study abroad.

Find out more by exploring the many opportunities available to students below.

IMAGE: Students volunteer at the Campus Kitchen

Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement

The Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement serves as the university nexus for campus-wide experiential learning offerings. Through the OEECE, faculty and students obtain the support services to facilitate academic infusion and the combined use of experiential learning and civic engagement.

IMAGE: Student does community service at a playground

Office of Community Service, Learning and Volunteerism

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.

IMAGE: Photo of student at internship

Career Services 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.

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Undergraduate Research

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.

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Education Abroad

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.

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