Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is an important part of St. Thomas University’s model of education that emphasizes the integration of theory and practice and the importance of learning outside the classroom. Students engage in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values and develop their capacity to contribute to their communities. 

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

-Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Experiential Learning Internships


Our internship program combines academic learning with an opportunity to develop professional skills through work placements.


The Certificate in Experiential Learning and Community Engagement provides tangible evidence of the hands-on learning completed during your studies.

Indigenous Experiential Learning

Browse internships, career exploration opportunities, volunteer positions, and the rich culture and language of the Indigenous people of the Wabanaki Territory.

Leadership and Development

Leadership and Development

Developing your leadership skills as a student pays great dividends. From attending conferences to volunteering internationally, we will help you get started!

Information for Faculty

Info for Faculty

The Office of Experiential Learning is here to help faculty integrate experiential learning projects into their curriculum.


STU Connects matches alumni with students and recent grads to provide an opportunity to learn, share and answer questions.