Summer 2021 High Impact Learning Experiences

There will continue to be uncertainties due to the COVID pandemic. We are committed to providing opportunities and funding high impact learning to students as allowable by public health guidelines.

Some programs have chosen to shift to remote for summer 2021. Please contact the individual programs for questions about their summer operating status.

Students pursuing summer experiences through third parties or directly with outside organizations must exercise caution as organizations respond to the pandemic. We strongly discourage students from—and Davidson funds will not be used to support— traveling to or through  CDC Level 2, 3, or 4 locations. We will continue to monitor travel restrictions and provide guidance as we progress.

Catalyst High-Impact Learning

Catalyst programs aim to make connections to the broader world through research, internships, community-based learning and education abroad.

Our opportunities for leadership and discovery prepare students for our global world while allowing them to develop knowledge, skills and values from experiences outside the classroom.

Read About Student's High-Impact Experiences

Find One. Form One. Fund One. Experience Required Campaign

High impact experiences provide platforms for students and graduates to put their academic knowledge and personal values to work. 

Help us find, form, or fund an experience or full-time position for a Davidson student.

How You Can Participate in Our Experience Required Campaign

Internships Build Practical Skills within a Professional Network

Internships provide an excellent opportunity for students to test out career interests, gain valuable experience, and connect with employers who may later hire them upon graduation. Internships provide an opportunity to draw connections between classroom learning, extracurricular activities, and the workplace.

Internship Opportunities at Davidson


Education Abroad Gain New Understanding & Expand Your Worldview

Going abroad is an exhilarating, affirming and transformative experience. The college emphasizes understanding the world at large and prepares students for the challenges of national and international leadership through its study abroad opportunities.

Education Abroad at Davidson

Undergraduate Research Expand & Enhance Scholarship through Original Work

Davidson is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work across all academic programs. Faculty members integrate original research and scholarship into the classroom and encourage students to join them in extensive exploration of original work through the academic year and during the summer.

Research at Davidson

Community-Based Learning Use Academic Knowledge and Creativity to Maximize Impact

Community-based learning allows students to connect their academic work with direct experience in the community. Community-based learning courses are offered each year providing students the opportunity to learn about social issues while practicing skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and communication.

Community-Based Learning at Davidson