Office of

Experiential Learning

Maximize Your Learning Through Experience

GSW's Office of Experiential Learning is positioned to help students gain experiences that will help them think critically, solve problems, work appropriately with diverse populations, and figure out how to solve multifaceted problems faced in the real world. A growing amount of evidence suggests that experiential learning is a cornerstone to helping students develop those skills. These types of learning experiences have also been shown to lead to greater success both in the classroom and once they enter the workforce. Additionally, research suggests experiential learning can contribute to on-time graduation rates.

The Office of Experiential Learning works to build relationships across campus to support academic and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities, including, but not limited to study abroad, domestic study away, faculty-mentored research, service-learning, internships, leadership opportunities, and other creative endeavors that will add in the learning experience of students at GSW.


Service Learning

Study Abroad

Undergraduate Research


Georgia Southwestern offers a variety of opportunities for students to get the hands-on experience necessary to succeed in their careers.

Our Purpose

Specifically, the Office of Experiential Learning oversees:

  • The creation and delivery of programming to enhance experiential learning and its impact on student learning
  • The development of high impact practices, including experiential learning opportunities, in academic coursework
  • The implementation of internships across campus
  • International study abroad and domestic study away programming
  • Partnering with others on and off campus to bring programming centered around diversity and multi-cultural awareness

Department Contact

Office of Experiential Learning

Judy Orton Grissett, Ph.D.
Director of Experiential Learning

Wheatley Administration Building
Room 120

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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