Experiential education is a philosophy and a set of instructional methods in which
educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection
in order to increase knowledge and develop skills within a discipline. Experiential
education is an educational strategy that connects the classroom to the world beyond
the classroom and theory with practice. Ferrum College students complete an experiential
component as part of their major.
Service learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities
that address individual and community needs employing structured opportunities intentionally
designed to promote student learning and development. Reflection and mutual benefit
for student, college, and community are key concepts of service learning. Service
learning may involve various forms of research and scholarship.
Examples of Experiential Opportunities in Ferrum Majors
For more, see the list of majors and minors.
Internships at Ferrum
Internships are an important part of many Ferrum majors.
Experiential Term (E-Term)
A three-week term in May which offers Ferrum students opportunities for hands-on
Career Services Office
The Career Services Office has resources on internships and other experiential opportunities
for Ferrum students.
International Programs bring international students to our campus and offer unique
study abroad and internship opportunities to American students studying at Ferrum.