The University of Georgia’s Experiential Learning initiative provides students opportunities to connect their academic foundations to internships, research, service-learning, study abroad, and other forms of experiential learning. Student Affairs actively contributes to the Experiential Learning initiative by offering diverse learning opportunities built on the Division’s learning strategy.

Currently, more than 70 Student Affairs programs have been approved for inclusion on the University’s Experiential Learning transcript for their contributions to student development and growth. Assistant to the Vice President, Annie Carlson Welch (acarlsonwelch@uga.edu), facilitates the Experiential Learning proposal and designation process for all departments within Student Affairs.


The University Curriculum Experiential Learning subcommittee reviews and approves programs based on the following criteria:

TIME: Student engagement in the activity is equivalent to the time spent in a one-credit hour course (approximately 45 hours minimum, but other intensive activities may apply)

MENTORSHIP: Students engaged in the activity receive significant mentorship/advisement/supervision, training, and feedback from a qualified UGA Student Affairs staff member

REFLECTION: Participants engage in summative and significant reflection, discussion, evaluation, and/or an exit interview at the conclusion of the program

LEARNING OUTCOMES: The activity has measurable student learning outcomes in two of the following areas: (1) challenge, (2) ownership, (3) self or social awareness









After receiving approval from the University Curriculum Experiential Learning subcommittee, EL activity directors are responsible for managing the EL-designated activity in accordance with both institutional and divisional expectations.

  • Before the Experiential Learning activity
    • Attend training for EnGAge Georgia, the online activity management tool employed by the Office of Experiential Learning
    • Verify all Experiential Learning program details are updated and correct in EnGAge Georgia
    • Add all anticipated participants to each EL program in EnGAge Georgia
  • During the Experiential Learning activity
    • Employ EnGAge Georgia as desired to manage student participation in the Experiential Learning activity
  • Following the Experiential Learning activity
    • Verify student participation/completion of requirements in EnGAge Georgia

Samples of completed intake forms may be found here: