AST provides an academically sponsored learning experience through internships or projects. These experiences give all degree-seeking undergraduate students an opportunity to learn from the community about everyday tasks, professional life, problems, and unmet needs. The process emphasizes self-directed learning, providing extremely useful opportunities for students including:
- Career exploration
- Integration of academic studies with practical experience
- Exploration of additional learning needs
- Cultivation of independent learning skills
- Increased awareness of community, diversity, and public affairs
In the Applied Study Term program, we draw a distinction between end products (such as term papers and final exams) and process. Though students will generate a number of significant end products during the semester, what they learn and the process they go through to learn it are more significant.
To learn more about our program and how to complete an AST of your own, please explore our website. Much information about going through the AST process can be found on the Curriculum pages.
The Students pages contain information for prospective and current students, including Internship Opportunities.