College is a time for students to explore, discover, and develop life-long values, interests, and abilities. The classroom experience begins by laying the framework of knowledge and skills. Learning Beyond carries students one step further by encouraging them to apply academic learning beyond the campus and bring their experience back to the classroom.
The Learning Beyond Program offers numerous types of credit-bearing experiential learning: study abroad, service learning, field placements, the Washington Center internships, independent study and research, program-specific internships, and other experiential learning opportunities offered as part of many classes. Stevenson enthusiastically supports this dynamic educational philosophy. Both faculty and students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities.