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Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

At the University of South Carolina, what you learn inside the classroom is only the beginning.

Part of the USC Family

As a USC Salkehatchie student, you’re a member of the University of South Carolina family and can take advantage of programs created by the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning.

True learning extends beyond the classroom. That means taking what you've learned and connecting it to your own personal experiences.


Don't Miss Out

In order to truly distinguish yourself, we encourage you to think about the experiences that you'd like to gain during your time at the university. Now stop and think again. This time dig deeper, and think about how those experiences can influence your academics, how your academics can enhance your experiences and how both can impact your long-term goals. This interweaving of learning inside and beyond the classroom is called integrative learning. 

By following the steps of CIEL, you can create your plan so that your experiences can be applied in a purposeful way. CIEL partners—faculty and staff across the university—can show you how to choose your experiences, engage in the ones that are right for you, reflect on what you've learned and then share what you've learned with others to demonstrate your leadership skills.

The pathways of experience that you choose can lead you to pursue special recognition through Graduation with Leadership Distinction and ultimately prepare you for life and success beyond USC.

Make the Most of Your Time Here with CIEL »