Learning Beyond the Classroom
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Truman considers internships to be a critical part or your academic and professional growth by putting your learning into practice in real-world settings. This type of experiential learning builds professional skills, increases your marketability to potential employers, and helps solidify your career plans.
As a Truman student, you have the opportunity to live and study in another country, choosing from more than 50 countries. Some of the study-abroad programs require little or no knowledge of a foreign language, while others provide an opportunity for you to enhance your competency in another language.
Truman is committed to offering students research opportunities so you can learn more about the world around you. As an undergraduate student at Truman, you can work closely with a faculty mentor to engage in research to learn more about a specific area of interest, apply classroom knowledge, and expand your skill set. Undergraduates have numerous funding opportunities through fellowships to pursue independent and collaborative research, either on campus, in the community, or even abroad.
By combining community service with your academic study, you make connections across a variety of disciplines that teach the value of making a difference in the world — not simply participating in it.
More Academic Opportunities at Truman
Students can pursue even more of their interests by enrolling in Truman’s five- or eight-week-long summer sessions, which include online classes and convenient scheduling that still leaves time for relaxation and vacation in between semesters.
Honors Scholar Program
Every student at Truman is eligible to participate in this program to explore in-depth topics with a more sophisticated viewpoint than the usual introductory-level courses.
Providing mentoring, tutoring, scholarly activities, and more, this program encourages first-generation students with financial need and underrepresented groups to complete their undergraduate degree and pursue doctoral studies.
Peace Corps Prep Program
No matter what area of study you pursue at Truman, you can enroll in our Peace Corps Prep Program which offers coursework and field experiences relevant to international service.
The Truman Institute is a resource for the surrounding community and distance learners serving pre-college learners in K-12 programs, adult learners seeking professional development, continuing education, retirees seeking personal enrichment and much more
I can honestly say that Truman’s academic excellence got me to where I am today and I wouldn’t change a thing. The HES program even helped me to fulfill my desire to complete a medical internship abroad. Truman’s HES program truly invests in their students. My time at Truman will forever be some of the best years of my life!