Students at the Architecture and Planning Reflection Space Construction at Silo City in Buffalo.

Students at the Architecture and Planning Reflection Space Construction at Silo City in Buffalo.

Explore your interests, challenge your assumptions.

Academics are more meaningful when you put them into practice. Consider taking our featured courses that incorporate exploration, critical reflection and hands-on learning. Choose from:

Project-based learning. ELN is working with faculty from across the university to develop courses featuring hands-on experiences. Check out this list of exciting opportunities for the upcoming year. Contact us to get involved or explore related possibilities! 

Coming Soon

The project-based learning opportunities for Fall 2018 are still being developed. Check this page again soon for a list of opportunities or contact us to share your interests. 


Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). By taking a COIL course you will be connected to global learning opportunities while studying right here at UB. Check out the list of current and upcoming COIL courses to learn more and enroll. Note that COIL courses allow you to work toward a Global Collaboration Digital Badge (see below)!

ENG398: Ethics of Journalism

This course pushes students to examine how every action a journalist makes in gathering, organizing and presenting the news requires a value judgment. The course covers media credibility, steps in ethical decision-making, handling anonymous and unreliable sources, accuracy letters, conflict of interest and the difference between reporting and exploiting grief using the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics as a model and guideline.

Students study a range of historical scenarios, including Watergate, as well as hypothetical cases. They debate with the instructor and each other and participate in a panel that takes a position on an ethical conflict and defends it. Students read and discuss the decisions and mistakes of journalists who have come before them and analyze the dilemmas unfolding in newsrooms today. Course numer: 18674

MGG303: Communication Literacy for Business

This course will focus on composition in professional genres related to the field of business to help students build a strong foundation in a range of communication skills, and to improve how they write, speak, operate, and conduct themselves in the workplace. Students will also learn techniques for communicating and adapting to audiences in the workplace through collaboration with international partners using online technology. Course numbers 21858 or 21861 

PSC339: International Law

Learn about international law and the functions of it around the world through learning opportunties with students from other countries using online technology. Course number: 24785


Global Collaboration Digital Badge. While completing a global collaboration experience is important, being able to talk about it in ways that are compelling and resonant is critical to your ultimate success. Our new Global Collaboration Digital Badge provides a facilitated framework for reflecting upon and leveraging your collaborative experience toward greater impacts and potential. Earn the badge and gain useful skills in just 4 steps!  


GPS Journal. Are you ready to reflect upon and share your global collaboration experience with other students and professionals here and around the world? Our new open-source digital journal provides an accessible space for students and partners to share research, stories and resources related to global collaboration and experiential learning. (Check in with Cindy for website/content)


Mentored research opportunities. Whether you're interested in science or inspired by the humanities, all students can benefit from participating in mentored research. Find out how CURCA can provide you with projects, funding and opportunities to present your work.


Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA). The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) can help you find research opportunities and mentors while providing funding support and presentation opportunities. Visit the CURCA website and get started right away.


Independent projects. Have an idea for an experiential learning project or want to dive deeper into a topic of interest not listed above? Meet with ELN faculty and staff to explore offerings and opportunities.


Learn how to incorporate experiential learning into your UB education. Stop by 17 Norton to get started today or email ubeln@buffalo.edu to set up a meeting time to fit your schedule!