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Academic Enrichment

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Academic Enrichment

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Academic Enrichment (AE) is your connection to a variety of UM programs and experiences that will enrich your education with real-world experience. AE offers information and support to UM students while they seek to expand and enhance their classroom learning. Whether that be an internship here in the states or across the ocean; volunteering for a local nonprofit; studying abroad for a semester; working with a faculty member to pursue an interest you have in undergraduate research; participating in a field experience or joining a student group. Find what looks interesting and pursue it with a passion!

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Internships

Internships

Dr.Suess

Civic Engagement



Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate
Research & Creative Scholarship

Field Experiences

Field Experience

 


 

Find your Real-World Experience




Peace Corp

Peace Corps

National Student Exchange Program

National Student Exchange

Scholarships

Scholarships

Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs




What Employers Expect from Students


  • 81% of employers expect students to complete an internship or community-based field project to connect classroom learning with real-world experiences.
  • 81% of employers expect students to develop the skills to research questions in their field and develop evidence-based analyses.
  • 60% of employers expect students to learn about cultural and ethnic diversity in the context of the United States.
AACU. "Raising the Bar: Employers' Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn." Survey. AACU website. (January, 2010)



Upcoming AE Opportunities


  • The UM Wilderness and Civilization Program is a one-of-a-kind program. Students learn outside the classroom in small classes and participate in extensive fieldwork. They only accept 25 students. Successful students earn a wilderness studies minor.
  • Learn about the Climate Change Study Abroad Program in Vietnam (Winter term) or the Pat Williams Scholarship Program. More info at Mansfield Center.
  • Interested in Undergraduate Research? Professor Edward Rosenberg who teaches undergraduates in chemistry and bio chemistry has a grant to support an undergraduate in research during the summer.
  • Interested in living at the UM FLAT (The Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology) house and demonstrating the practicability of living sustainably? Now is the time to apply.
  • Undergraduate Research opportunity in Greenland or Alaska for field research every June/July. Contact: Joel@mso.umt.edu
  • Join other students in a faculty-led study abroad to Mexico during the summer (six weeks).
  • Participate in the debate program. In addition to debate experience, this program will give you experience in civic engagement and lots of research. Contact: david.airne@umontana.edu
  • Participate in Montana Model United Nations, a Fall Service Learning course in which 40 UM students plan and staff a two-day conference for MT and ID high school students and travel to national and international conferences to debate world issues.
  • Travel opportunity this summer: School of Music Vienna Program 2013 (summer); School of Music Bali Program 2013 (summer). Contact: maxine.ramey@umontana.edu
  • Every summer, two students travel to Indiana to do work with the Northern Tier Network (The Northern Tier Network connects Montana and other northern states to a national high-speed network, providing affordable 10-gigabit-per-second network connections.) Interested? Contact: robyn.berg@umontana.edu
  • Gain hands-on field learning through service learning courses in Wildland Restoration. Contact: cara.nelson@cfc.umt.edu
  • Forestry, Wildlife Biology, and Conservation Field Experience galore! Field Projects and Internships; Climate Change Studies; Climate Change Studies Contact: Nicky.phear@umontana.edu

Interning

“I'm connecting to the community in a way that I wouldn't if I remained primarily on campus. It's easy to forget the outside world when going to college, as the campus becomes its own community for each student.  However, it’s very important to connect and experience the larger community.” 

UM Student


Civic Engagement

"Any opportunity to work with nonprofits offers a way to better understand a community."

Nora, Blue Mountain


Study Abroad

"...the hardest part of the exchange was having to come back! But now that I am back I have a more excited outlook on life and the world, and I feel very ready to take on any challenge thrown at me."

Lindsay Combs, Germany


Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

"It was a great opportunity to go to Greenland and do research over there. I’m also pretty interested in glaciers, climate change and all that kind of science."

Erin Johnson, Greenland

Academic Enrichment

Corbin Hall 147

Missoula, MT 59812

406-243-2569

AcademicEnrichment@umontana.edu