Experience for Life

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Experience for Life.

Purdue University Calumet is a recognized leader in experiential education. It is one of the few universities in the nation that gives all students the opportunity to build Experiential Learning into their curriculum by requiring two courses for graduation.

Representing a true partnership between faculty, student and community partner, Experiential Learning:

  • Affords faculty a new and creative approach to teaching and mentoring students.
  • Gives students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and apply what they are learning in a real-world setting.
  • Gives community partners the opportunity to both help their business as well as share their expertise.

Follow the tabs above or the links to the left to see how Experiential Learning can work for you.


Types of Experiential Learning (ExL)

Mouse over each category of ExL to learn more!

Want to know more? Check out the ExL FAQ!


Experiential Learning Resources at the PUC Library

Purdue University Calumet has always recognized the importance of integrating work-experience with traditional classroom instruction. To help support this initiative, the PUC Library maintains a selective group of resources of interest to the campus and the community.

The library has catalogued resources for students, parents, faculty and community partners who wish to learn more about experiential learning.

More resources are available.