UC ProPEL at the University of Cincinnati is leading the way in experiential learning.
The Division leads the Cooperative Education Program, which for over 100 years has provided students with the opportunity to alternate full-time terms of school and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development.
Two short-term international programs are offered to give students a chance to gain international experience. The European Experiential Learning Program will give students the opportunity to travel to Turin, Italy, Milan, Italy and Barcelona Spain. The Japanese Experiential Learning Program will give students an opportunity to travel to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima. These are 3 credit hour undergraduate courses which can be used for an elective or as an international experience. Students will visit businesses, cultural and historic sites.
Experiential Exploration Program (EEP) Study Abroad French Option,
(available for CEAS students and OM and IM students in the LCB)
In 2010, the Division launched the Academic Internship Program, which provides access to opportunities for part time internships to all UC students.
The Singapore Experience combines cultural, academic, and professional development experiences to help you expand your knowledge, strengthen your confidence, and gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Join the Singapore Listserv to receive updates about the program.
The Hong Kong Experience is an opportunity for students to be immersed in a vibrant culture and gain valuable professional experiences. Hong Kong's broad range of industry sectors is ideal for a successful Asian co-op or internship experience. This new initiative will allow undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati to complete an international internship or cooperative education experience in Hong Kong. Join the Hong Kong Listserv to receive updates about the program.
The Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation seeks to drive the development and implementation of cooperative education at UC as well as serve as an incubator for research and new thinking about approaches to experiential education.
In 2011, a Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement was established at UC and was charged with supporting campus-community connections as articulated within the goals of UC2019► and the Integrated Core Learning Initiative.
The advantage of this new Pre-Professional Experiential Learning Track in ProPEL is that UC students have time and earn credit for the things they need to do to build a competitive application to a professional school program.
UC Forward was developed in 2011 as a way to foster cross-college courses that unite faculty and students from different colleges with stakeholders outside the university - all focused on developing new ways of answering very tricky problems.