University of South Florida
Experiential Learning is an educational process that combines applied learning, or
“learning by doing,” with meaningful reflection to assess skills and clarify values
in preparation for further purposeful action.
It is important for students to engage in individualized learning experiences that
reflect complex, real-world challenges. Experiential Learning extends your academic
experience beyond both the walls of a classroom and your major requirements and allows
you to put your knowledge into practice, testing and refining ideas through diverse
experiences such as internships, study abroad, or community action. In turn, practical
lessons gained through Experiential Learning inform and enhance classroom learning.
Students will complete a total of two activities, selected from two different categories:
In addition to developing unique and useful skills, all Judy Genshaft Honors College
students receive a total of $2,000 in scholarships as they complete each of the three
requirements (two Experiential Learning activities and the Honors Academic Curriculum). This award is paid in three installments during the students' academic career: