Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Center
Our new Experiential Learning Center opened in spring 2021 in the Hunt Union
Computer Science Animatronics
Computer Science Animatronics
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Archeology Field Course
Archeology Field Course
SURC 2018
2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

High-Impact Learning

Hands-on learning is a crucial part of the SUNY Oneonta experience. In fact, by the time they hit senior year, nearly three-fourths of our students have been involved in at least two experiential-learning experiences—things like domestic and international internships, part-time employment, job shadowing, service-learning volunteer opportunities, research and creative collaborations with faculty, study abroad, and leadership programs.

These powerful experiences will not only help you discover what you really want to do, they'll give you the tools to succeed—whether that means launching a fulfilling career, or continuing your education.

Experiential Learning Center

A brand new Experiential Learning Center (ELC) opened this semester in the Hunt College Union, creating a bright, open space where students can learn about many of the hands-on learning experiences they can have at Oneonta.

The Career Development CenterCenter for Social Responsibility and CommunityOffice of International Education, and Student Research and Creative Activity office all are located in the first-floor ELC space, with the Office of Sustainability on the second floor.


Sharon Wohl

"Studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, was just absolutely incredible from start to finish. I lived in a house with 10 other students from all over the world, so not only did I get to immerse myself in an African culture, I got to interact with other people from different backgrounds. It made me want to continue traveling and meeting more and more people and having those experiences."

Sharon Wohl ‘17
Child and Family Studies major

Jerrad Pacatte

"My love for research began during my sophomore year and it’s just continued to blossom ever since."

Jerrad Pacatte ‘16
History major pursuing Ph.D. in African American history at Rutgers University


Alyssa Dubbs

"The two research projects that I worked on as a student at Oneonta led me into an internship for the National Weather Service in California, and through that internship I learned what I wanted to do after college."

Alyssa Dubbs '15
Meteorology/Physics double major working as a risk engineer at Zurich North America in Manhattan

Student Experiences Outside the Classroom


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  • 500+ students complete credit-bearing internships each year
  • SUNY-approved international internships available in locations around the world

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  • 13 study abroad partner universities
  • 7 scholarships to support study abroad
  • 1,000+ study abroad programs through SUNY

More about study abroad


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  • 207 student participants in 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference
  • 149 students supported by 57 faculty/staff mentors at the 2020 Student Research and Creative Activity Day
  • $100,000 available each year to support student research and travel to conferences

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  • 80 service-learning courses offered each year
  • Students perform 50,000+ hours of service through the CSRC every year

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