Students are encouraged to start exploring immersive and experiential learning opportunities in their first or second year at Davidson to diversify their personal and professional growth. 

Experiential learning integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development beyond the classroom.

As one of the primary campus resources for any student seeking an experiential learning opportunity, the Matthews Center focuses on helping students identify opportunities and programs through which they can establish skills and make connections through hands-on learning.

Immersive Opportunities

To be considered for the following opportunities, you must apply directly to each program.

Summer Experiences

Charles B. Rangel Summer Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program

External Research Opportunities

SURF at National Institute of Standards and Technology

Catalyst High-Impact Learning

Davidson offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning including internships, research, study abroad and community-based learning.

Catalyst High-Impact Learning