Field experience is a real-world, hands-on opportunity to put into practice theory studied in coursework. Field experience is designed for students who are reflective about their work, who are culturally responsive to the needs of the community, and who are willing and able to assume active roles, along with other community members, both domestically and internationally.
Field experience also provides students the opportunity to learn from seasoned organizational leaders in the field who can help them articulate how the experience is able to further their area of study. An ideal field site organization has the ability to teach best practices to an incoming profession in the field of interest, establish a partnership with Walden, and create a mentorship within their organization to enhance community development and civic responsibility.
For more information about field experience please visit the Undergraduate Field Experience website.