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Experiential Education

Dimensions of Experiential Education

Clinical Education

Provides professionals-in-training in STEM and education disciplines with practical and skills-oriented instruction under the supervision of a skilled practitioner.

Cooperative Education

A paid, hands-on work experience that allows students to pursue their career interests while gaining confidence, valuable contacts and marketable skills.

Global Education

Short-term or semester-long study abroad experiences that enhances and enriches students’ academic experience, develops their cross-cultural flexibility and empathy, and equips them to live and work as effective global citizens.


A work opportunity — paid or unpaid — that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

Service Learning

Volunteer activities with underserved populations that enable students to forge direct connections among their coursework, interest in community service and growth as responsible citizens.

Undergraduate Research

Provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work under the guidance of a Merrimack faculty member on engaging, meaningful and socially relevant research topics of import to society. 

Do You Know?

The most critical factor for achieving powerful learning outcomes from experiential-education programs is the inclusion of opportunities for feedback and reflection.