Experiential Learning

Academic Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a form of experiential education in which students participate in meaningful service to their communities while engaging in some form of reflection related to the service and integrated into the curriculum. Reflections can include class discussions, class presentations, and discussions with the community partners about students’ out-of-class learning experiences. For more information about academic service-learning, please contact the Campus Compact Center at campuscompact@findlay.edu or 419-434-6671.

Community-Urban Field Experiences and Internships

The following represents the minimum standard for awarding Internship/Community-Urban Field Experience (CUE) credit:

  • Internships/CUE should be based on a new experience and not an extension of a current or past job.
  • It is recommended that a student complete at least 50 hours of internship/CUE for each hour of credit.
  • A credit-bearing internship/CUE is supervised by a faculty, department, or program.
  • An internship/CUE requires an academic component based on a reflection of a student’s academic experience.
  • Typically, the prerequisite for an internship/CUE is a minimum GPA of 2.75 and at least 30 hours at The University of Findlay. Please refer to the course descriptions for specific course prerequisites.
  • An internship/CUE will be graded S/U.
  • When, in the opinion of the faculty and job supervisor, an intern’s work is “passing” but of sub-standard quality, a reduction may be made in the number of credit hours earned.
  • Students may not apply more than 15 semester hours obtained by internships/CUE toward a degree. This policy does not pertain to field work or clinical training.

Please contact the program of interest for additional information regarding internship/CUE opportunities.

International Programs

The Office of International Education (OIE) provides support, leadership, and management of the university’s study abroad programs and its international exchanges and partnerships. OIE seeks to provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students as they work to develop intercultural competence and become world citizens prepared to lead, learn, and serve in our global community. Those interested in learning more about existing overseas opportunities or interested in developing new ones are encouraged to contact OIE at internationaleducation@findlay.edu or 419-434-5467.