Learning by Doing

At its core, experiential learning is the expression of “learning by doing.” 

The University of Georgia's Experiential Learning Initiative provides students opportunities to connect their academic foundations to internships, research, service-learning, study abroad and other forms of hands-on learning. UGA Student Affairs actively contributes to the Experiential Learning Initiative by offering diverse learning opportunities built on the Division's learning framework, inspiring students to engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build character.

Currently, 35 Student Affairs programs have been approved for inclusion on the University's Experiential Learning transcript for their contributions to student development and growth. Learning & Strategic Initiatives facilitates the Experiential Learning proposal and designation process for all departments within the Division of Student Affairs.

UGA Student Affairs Learning Framework

Approved Student Affairs Experiential Learning Activities

Steps for Experiential Learning Program Designation

UGA Experiential Learning Site


UGA Student Affairs Learning Framework

Approved Student Affairs Experiential Learning Opportunities

Steps for Experiential Learning Designation

UGA Experiential Learning Site


UGA Student Affairs inspires students to:

   Engage Meaningfully

  • Civic Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion

   Grow Intellectually

  • Critical Thinking
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Communication

  Build Character

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Self-Identity
  • Well-Being


For more information, contact:

Kara L. Fresk
Director of Learning and Strategic Initiatives

Erin Ciarimboli
Assistant Director for Learning, Assessment, and Data Initiatives