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    Catalyst High-Impact Learning
    Kickstart your future

    Making connections between the classroom and the broader world through research, internships, community-based learning and education abroad.

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  • Looking out onto the world

    Catalyst High-Impact Learning
    Gain New Perspectives

    Opportunities for leadership and discovery that prepare students for our global world.

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  • Students at the Freedom School

    Catalyst High-Impact Learning
    Make a Difference

    Developing knowledge, skills, and values from experiences outside the classroom.

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  • Community-Based Learning

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    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.

  • Education Abroad

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    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.

  • Internships

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    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.

  • Undergraduate Research

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    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.