Seeing is the first step to believing. The rest is experiencing
it firsthand. That’s why Manchester University offers many
approaches to experiential learning:
Internships – Biology. Athletic Training. Pre-Law. Regardless of your major
at Manchester, you have access to intense, real-world experience with
internships that can put you in the lab, gym, courtroom or wherever
your career will take you.
January Session – What can you learn by focusing all of your academic
energies on a single subject for three solid weeks? More than you ever
imagined. It’s a signature Manchester experience, and a surprising way
to expand your horizons.
Study Abroad – Whether it’s a short-term, faculty-led session in China,
England, Nicaragua, Spain or India, or a full year of study in France,
Germany, Japan, Mexico and beyond, Manchester students see the
world. Then they make it better.
Cassie Franks ‘10 drew on her
passion for accounting and helping
others during five months in the
impoverished nation of Togo working
with Manchester alumna Beverly Ott
‘80 to help women secure microloans
and gain financial independence.
Samantha Fernandez ‘14, an
environmental studies major,
pitched in at a Florida summer
camp with the Pathways Program,
helping kids with chronic illnesses
make woodshop projects, new
friends and lifelong memories.
Josh Benefiel ‘14, an education
major, came full circle by returning
to his old elementary school in
Shelbyville, Ind. to give attention
and guidance to young learners,
and provide a role model for them
along the way.
Musical performance graduate
Nicholas Kenny ‘11 made the move
from a biology-chemistry major to a
music major, and followed his trumpet
to England, Puerto Rico, Austria,
Carnegie Hall and his favorite gig of
all, churches around North Manchester.
Experiential learning is an essential part of what sets
Manchester University apart – and a relentless commitment
to service is what puts our students ahead.
Each January, a medical practicum
class takes students to Nicaragua
where they work alongside licensed
physicians providing vital care to the
locals. They also find time to explore
jungles, mountain tops and caves.