Experiential Learning

Learning at Concordia College goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. It happens everywhere—with boundless energy and amazing opportunity. You’ll learn more than you ever thought possible—and you’ll make a difference in the lives of others in the process. Experiential learning can take many forms, including internships, fieldwork, semester abroad, independent research, "city as text", service learning, and more.

The World Is Your Classroom. Imagine yourself doing what other Concordia students have done:

Go Abroad. Groups of students have traveled abroad with faculty to Greece, Japan, England, Ireland, Turkey, China, and Brazil. In our increasingly global world, getting a hands-on understanding of how people live, think, and work in other parts of the world is essential.

Pursue Your Passion. Concordia students have turned their academic passion into action by taking part in experiential learning opportunities such as conducting research at the Mathematics Summer Research Institute at Valparaiso University; working for the International League for Peace and Freedom at the United Nations; and conducting an analysis of South American markets on an internship with Framaco International.

Learn It. Do It. There’s no better way to build networks and explore your career choices than doing an internship. With the help of our Career Development Office, you can intern at places like Smith Barney, the Today Show, the American Red Cross, ABC-TV, and the New York Mets. Click here to see a sample listing of places where Concordia students have interned. Got the initiative? We’ll help you get there.

Your NYC Learning Laboratory. Concordia is conveniently located within 30 minutes of New York City. From Broadway to Wall Street to St. John the Divine to the Lincoln Center, opportunities abound to use the “city as text” and to see how what is learned in the classroom is alive in one of the largest cities on earth.

Follow Your Heart. If you have a strong sense of social justice, you can follow the lead of Concordia students who have worked with orphaned children in Africa or traveled to Mexico to build homes for the needy and participated in service opportunities on and off-campus like the Homeless Run, youth ministry, and the Maya Works project.