Experiential Learning

At ACU, you will find plenty of ways to bring your learning to life. These experiential opportunities add valuable context to your coursework, provide a way to gain practical experience and, by nature, allow you to grow professionally as you are challenged to think critically and solve problems.

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Go beyond the books and engage in a number of real-world learning experiences:

Internships - put theory into practice while learning at a company or organization that fits your professional goals.

Study abroad - embark on a life-changing journey to another country where you’ll live and learn while immersed in another culture.

Service - strengthen your faith by devoting time to the local and global community.

Research - observe and assist your professors as they investigate and explore ideas, test theories and make discoveries.

Team projects - hone your leadership and teamwork skills as you collaborate with classmates to reach a common goal.

Learning communities - take a set of courses centered on one theme while also participating in related projects and service work.

Experiential learning doesn’t only happen during these formal programs; you’ll also learn by doing through many moments, large and small, during your time at ACU -- like leading or participating in clubs, taking part in student productions, and attending Chapel and campus events.

Learn more about real-world learning opportunities within your desired major.

Explore experiential learning

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Study abroad.

Explore these global destinations and how they can help shape your worldview.

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Prayer Circle

Spiritual formation.

Find out how growing spiritually helps prepare you for a life of service and leadership.

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Career services.

Seek out professional development, internship and career opportunities.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.