Learning by doing
Internships and opportunities
Learning at Bluffton is not confined to a classroom, but is infused throughout the Bluffton experience.
internship and Service-learning
Bluffton encourages you to engage in hands-on learning experiences. There are many service-learning and cross-cultural options available, and most students complete an internship, practicum or field experience.
>>> examples of experiential learning opportunities
One of the ways Bluffton students prepare for life is by actively making connections between coursework from across the curriculum and then by sharing that knowledge.
>>> examples of student research
Student employment and leadership development
Bluffton offers a wide range of leadership and professional development opportunities, from campus jobs and the Leadership Development Program, to student-led organizations and ministry.
>>> examples of leadership development opportunities
Juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.3 may be recommended by faculty and invited to apply for membership. Members may serve as a professor's assistant, attend seminars and special field trips. More about C. Henry Smith Scholars >>>
Through the Washington Community Scholars Center, students will explore the city, analyze current issues, take classes and gain experience through a 20-hour per week internship. More about a semester in D.C. >>>
Civic engagement Theme
"When Talking is Tough: Respectful Conversations in a Divided Nation" is our Civic Engagement Theme for the 2018-19 academic year.