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:
After completing each Experiential Learning activity, students must turn in an Experiential Learning Form to show completion of the activity and apply for the related scholarship.
Participate in a community-based music, dance, or theater ensemble for 2 or more semesters
or one community-based theater production
Create an original work of art and present it during a performance or gallery event
(juried show) beyond major requirements
Participate in annual Off the Wall event with juried piece(s)
An Honors-sponsored study away experience as designated by JGHC faculty and course
Participate in JGHC orchestra, choir, or jazz band for 2 or more semesters
Participate in USF College of the Arts music, dance, or theater ensembles for 2 or
more semesters beyond major requirements