Experiential Learning

Learning becomes experiential when it connects knowledge with action, resulting in deeper — and applied — understanding.

Experiential learning is participatory; students engage in activities and reflections that connect them with communities, challenge them in authentic ways, and support their growth as citizens, humanitarians, and professionals.

At Virginia Tech, you can take control of your learning experience through:

  • Undergraduate research
  • Service learning
  • Study abroad
  • Internships
  • Peer mentoring
  • First-Year Experiences courses
  • General education courses
  • Leadership programs
  • Senior design projects


Your time here is unique: As a Hokie, you’ll participate in clubs that interest you, surround yourself with people that inspire you, and strive to accomplish the goals you set for yourself.

Students complete a strengths exercise

Everyone will have a Virginia Tech experience, but we want to help you ExperienceVT and thrive. ExperienceVT collects stories from our students, alumni, and community committed to sharing the diverse and cohesive beauty of the Virginia Tech experience. Join us as you reflect on your strengths, map your journey, and create your future.