In 2016, UGA became the nation’s largest university to require experiential-learning for all undergraduates, giving each student a competitive edge after graduation.
More than 2,500 hands-on courses and activities cover everything from internships and entrepreneurship competitions to faculty-mentored research opportunities and study abroad.
From engineering in Iceland to music performance in Milan, the University of Georgia offers a wealth of hands-on experiences that prepare students for well-rounded future careers.
UGA’s efforts to increase hands-on learning opportunities have been recognized for excellence by the National Society for Experiential Education. We believe in learning by doing and are constantly expanding our repertoire of experiential learning opportunities.
In 2019, UGA at Oxford marked its 30th anniversary. Our UGA at Oxford program offers a unique opportunity for students to live in a UGA facility and learn at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Students learn through the unique tutorial method of undergraduate education which has made Oxford famous.
The University of Georgia Cortona Program is UGA’s oldest study abroad program. Since 1970, students have taken advantage of the unique history, various exhibitions, and an active community of artists.
The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) is housed in the Jere W. Morehead Honors College and serves all UGA undergraduates. In 2022, UGA’s annual CURO Symposium saw more than 500 undergraduates from 82 different majors present on topics ranging from human rights to artificial intelligence to nature conservation.
At the Small Satellite Research Lab (SSRL) undergraduate students design, build and test small-scale, space-ready satellites while working with faculty mentors on projects funded by the Air Force and NASA.
The PROPEL Rural Scholars program provides students the opportunity to work alongside community leaders and Public Service and Outreach mentors in rural Georgia. Students learn to analyze economic and labor market data and identity community resources that could drive local growth.
Campus Kitchen works around the clock to develop sustainable solutions for hunger and food waste. UGA students and volunteers distribute meals to older adults, charity organizations, and community members experiencing food insecurity. Since its founding, Campus Kitchen has provided nearly 100,000 homemade meals to people in need.
Delta Hall, a living-learning community which UGA opened in 2015 in the heart of Capitol Hill, is home to the Washington Semester Program. Students intern full-time at an organization of their choice while taking classes and earning a full semester’s worth of credit hours.
The Student Industry Fellows Program, introduced in 2021 as part of our Innovation District, brings students together from a range of disciplines to solve new and pressing industry-related challenges. Students are prepared for leadership roles in industry, government, and community entities.
Strategic investments in research, service, and instruction have sparked a period of remarkable growth at the University of Georgia. They have also solidified UGA’s place among the top universities in the nation.