Reflection, awareness, and integration are the hallmarks of the Nazareth College undergraduate experiential learning requirement in the core curriculum. To integrate these out-of-the-classroom learning experiences, you will:

  • Describe and reflect on what you have learned — and how. This enhances your learning by building connections between your experiences, career development goals, and civic life — and prepares you to discuss all of this at a job interview.
  • Explore, evaluate, and articulate your personal and social values.
  • Integrate and apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the classroom to practical experiences and problems in our region and in our world.

Experiential learning pathways

Seven types of experiential learning meet the core requirement at Nazareth College:

  1. Service Learning
  2. Student Leadership, including Nazareth Leadership program
  3. Internships
  4. Co-curricular Service (Alternative BreaksPartners for ServingPartners for LearningNazareth College Connection, Conversation Partner Program, and LifePrep)
  5. Field & Clinical Experiences
  6. Study Abroad (Click for requirements for EL Abroad Short-Term, and EL Abroad Year/Semester credit.)
  7. Mentored Scholarly & Creative Activity (including CARS)

Credit-bearing courses that satisfy the EL requirement are listed on Naznet with the "experiential learning" attribute.


Cassandra Matalavage

Student Spotlight

Tutoring students in Rochester as a freshman was eye-opening and shifted her career plans, says Cassandra "Cassie" Matalavage '17. Taking the time to reflect on her experiences was key. Click for the full story.

Banner photo was taken by Kaitlin Isabelle '15 at the Cliffs of Moher while studying abroad in Ireland.