Learning happens all around you. Sure, learning comes to life in our classrooms. But Brevard also has a distinction for active, beyond-the-classroom education. Hike in the woods. Work with area businesses. Tutor disadvantaged children. Maybe even visit a chicken farm for a firsthand look at its ecology. When you return to campus to process the information, real learning begins.
“A lot of people think of our program as being very experiential—and it is. But we’re not alone. There’s not a program on campus that doesn’t include an experiential aspect.”
Robert Dye, assistant professor of wilderness leadership and experiential education
Wonder as you wander. Students travel with faculty to Argentina, Bavaria, Bolivia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Germany, Iceland, and Peru, as well as closer to home in New York City or Charleston, S.C. Besides teaching about specific subjects, trips foster curiosity and self-confidence.
Learn in order to serve. Brevard’s motto explains how learning leads to service, but service can lead to learning, too. As you serve (at a food bank, community garden, river clean-up, and elsewhere), you start to understand social and economic issues. You also strengthen skills in organization, planning, and teamwork.