From internships to foreign travel, there are many different ways for UNC students to fulfill their Experiential Education requirement. We talked to a few students about how they earned their EE credit, with pathways as different as their majors.
“I think EE is a creative addition to Carolina’s Gen Ed palette,” said senior Renee Mcgee, a music major. “Students are offered a wide variety of courses to satisfy it in a way meaningful to them.”
Study abroad in Montreal
Mcgee fulfilled her EE credit by studying abroad in Montreal, Canada at McGill University last year, instead of taking a course on campus.
“The experience of living in a bilingual city and being immersed in a new environment taught me more about Quebecois culture and urban life than I could have ever picked up in a class,” Mcgee said.
She said she would recommend study abroad to any student interested in learning a foreign language, meeting new friends or even just getting out of Chapel Hill for a bit.
Archaeological excavation in Hillsborough
Sophomore Jordyn Gray, majoring in classics and archaeology, completed ANTH 451: Field School in North American Archaeology, where she participated in an archaeological excavation in Hillsborough, North Carolina last summer.
Students earned six credits for the completion of this service-learning course and got hands-on experience with archaeology skills.