Experience at Its Core
Experiential education is a formal program that has experience at its core; it is hands-on, meaningful and substantial, and is linked to the learner’s academic, professional and/or personal goals.
The experience, be it internships and co-ops; student-faculty research; service learning; semester-long and short-term study abroad; or practicums and fellowships, is directed and monitored by a Merrimack College faculty or staff member to help students develop their knowledge, skills, values and behaviors.
At Merrimack College, our goal is for every student to partake in a variety of experiential education opportunities before they graduate.
Through the pages of this website, we hope you’ll gain a more thorough understanding of the benefits of experiential education, and be inspired to participate in one of our many experiential-education programs that will enrich your Merrimack learning experience.