Apply by Feb. 12 to present your work at the Spring 2016 Experiential Learning Symposium! More info here.

April 5, 2016 in the International Lounge, Usdan at 4:00-5:00pm and 7:00-8:00pm, in conjunction with DeisTalks.

Check out the Spring 2016 EL Course Listings!

Spring 2016 Students: Do you want to receive credit for your fall internship?

Are you looking for an internship course and your major does not offer one?

Have you completed the internship course in your major? 

Register for INT89b: 2 credits, Thursdays 3:30-4:50.  Contact Instructor for consent code,

The purpose of this course is to help students to think critically about the organization and industry in which they are currently interning, while developing and articulating their “personal narrative” as a result of this experience. While the internship is the “lab,” students will use their assignments, reflections and class meetings to analyze their experience to both develop and articulate their academic, professional, and personal goals. 


Daniel Langenthal, Director

Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, Assistant Director

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5pm

Location: Suite 127, First Floor, Mandel Center

Experiential Learning and Teaching

The mission of Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis is to help students learn from their experiences and to create experiences from which students will learn. We create deep, reflective and transferable learning outcomes by partnering with both faculty and students.

Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis comes in many forms: Community Engaged Learning, EL Practicum Courses, Academic Internship Courses, Labs, Language Classes, Theater and Fine Arts, and many EL Designated Humanities and Science courses. Often, Experiential Learning takes place outside of the classroom and in the field where students apply their knowledge to hands-on experiences. 

But just as often, Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis can be found in a traditional classroom. Through active learning and reflective processes that connect theory to practice and facilitate the synthesis of new ideas,  Brandeis faculty incorporate Experiential Learning Principles into their daily teaching. This innovative pedagogy allows students to broaden, deepen and enrich their relationship to the content/subject matter and gives students the opportunities to actively apply and connect their learning to their own life experiences.

Our goal is to support students in developing Agency, Belonging and Competency--the A.B.C.'s of Experiential Learning.

  • Agency: Students feel ownership of their learning process and are empowered to actively engage with their teachers and peers. They are creative and resourceful with faced with challenges in their learning.
  • Belonging: Students feel connected to the content, their classmates, their teachers, Brandeis, their communities and the wider world.
  • Competency: Students are able to apply their knowledge and skills to a wide array of contexts, both within the subject and to diverse future experiences.