Experiential Learning

Loyola University Maryland and the Sellinger School of Business believe in the power of experiential learning as a way of deepening the classroom experience. We are committed to developing men and women capable of leading in a diverse and changing world. Therefore B.B.A. candidates in the Sellinger School of Business and Management have the option of undertaking experiential learning opportunities in the following areas:

International Experience


Experiencing a different culture is essential to understanding the global economy our students will be a part of throughout their lives. There are four opportunities for students to have an international experience, which aim to expand students’ global awareness and perspective:


Study Abroad Program

Spending a semester or a year in a different country. This can be done through Loyola University Programs, Exchange Programs, Affiliations, Non-Loyola University Programs, and Study Tours.


A Three-Credit Course with a Study Tour Component

Academic courses offered on the campus with an imbedded study tour which coordinates corporate and cultural site visits tied to the classroom work. The study tours are led by Loyola faculty members.


Residence Abroad

A U.S. citizen who has lived abroad two or more years after the 12th birthday. Appropriate documentation and formal approval required.


Non-U.S. Citizen

An international student who has matriculated into Loyola University as a degree candidate. Appropriate documentation and formal approval required.

Internship Experience


There are two opportunities for students to have an internship experience, which aim to build students’ resumes and help them apply what they learn in the classroom to a specific business environment:


Three-Credit Course Option

A major or elective course, taught by a Loyola University faculty member, requiring a minimum of 150 hours working with an organization. Classroom work supports the on the job learning. Students keep weekly logs and are evaluated by the employer throughout their internship.


One-Credit Course

A one-credit course taught by a Loyola University faculty member. Typically relates to a summer internship or an experience during the traditional semester. The one credit class is an elective for the student.

Service Experience


There are three opportunities for students to have a service learning experience, which aim to develop in students’ the habit of community involvement and sense of social responsibility:


Three-Credit Service- Learning Course

A major, core, or elective course, taught by a Loyola University faculty member who imbeds as a requirement a service activity tied to the course material.


Three-Credit Course with Service Optional Component

A major, core, or elective course taught by a Loyola University faculty member, with a distinct service component and concludes with a significant and critical reflection paper. Requires a minimum of 20 hours of service. This option can be taken in lieu of other deliverables within the course.


Non-Credit Option

Requires 56 hours of community service certified by the faculty or on-site supervisor. Options include:

  • A major Loyola University organized service project, such as Spring Break Outreach, Project Mexico, or the York Road Initiative
  • Co-curricular community service activities sponsored by Sellinger clubs or honorary societies Individual community service that is supervised by a faculty member or on-site supervisor and verified by the service-learning coordinator

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