Group from Alternative Break Service Learning Trip to Domincan Republic

When we ask successful alumni what educational opportunities they found most valuable from their experience as an undergraduate student at Maryland, they often say it was the learning that they accomplished with their peers or professors outside of the traditional classroom that was most impactful for them.

In order to take full advantage of your Maryland education, you need to “engage” in out-of-classroom experiences that interest you.

Internships and research experiences, education abroad, service learning, and student leadership opportunities round out a student’s academic career and personal development beyond what the traditional academic classroom setting can offer. These important experiences allow students to integrate and apply their learning and to build life-long professional and personal network of colleagues and friends.