Experiential Learning

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At the University of Miami, your education extends beyond the classroom to labs, studios, hospitals, museums, internships— and even countries halfway around the world. With access to a major metropolitan city, the real-world learning opportunities abound.

3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory

The College of Engineering – 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory allows the realization of cooperative educational and research opportunities for students. The facility provides access to a wide variety of advanced 3D printers and fabricating equipment and has an engineer/scientist available for training purposes.

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory

The SUSTAIN lab at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has the capability to test three-dimensional coupled wind-waves and surge and their combined impacts on structures in conditions as extreme as a land-falling Category 5 hurricane. The laboratory exists as a unique resource for fundamental studies on air-sea interactions, wave dynamics, and boundary layer turbulence while providing an experimental test-bed for model development.


Design/Build students spend many hours drawing and imagining the buildings they design, realizing the ultimate goal of their ideas through construction. Ideas about physical weight, texture and temperature of materials, and the role tolerances play in craft and longevity of construction are best understood through building.


Location, location, location. ’Canes benefit from real-world experience in government, non-profit organizations, multinational corporations, and everything in between. Our students intern at U.S. Southern Command, Royal Caribbean, International Rescue Committee, and World Fuel Services, just to name a few. Not your thing? American Airlines, NBC Universal, Hilton International, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and many more are also located in our own backyard.

Office of Civic and Community Engagement

Translate your academic experience into real problem-solving skills and help build stronger connections between the University and the greater Miami community. Enroll in service-learning courses that link the classroom and the community, sign up for the UM Civic Scholars Program, participate in the Civic Engagement High School Partnership, or design a community-based research project.

Orange Umbrella

The Orange Umbrella in the School of Communication is open to all students. Using real-world, agency-style techniques, students learn about advertising by working on campaigns for clients that include design, social media, public relations, and content strategy.

Study Abroad

The world is your classroom when you participate in one of our study abroad programs. You can take architecture classes in Madrid or study history in Hong Kong; you'll see how living and learning abroad offers the opportunity to grow as a citizen of the world.

Summer Sessions

At the University of Miami, summer is the time to venture outside your comfort zone. The Division of Continuing and International Education offers experiential courses. You’ll also find Summer & Intersession programs in Italy, England, and more.  

Undergraduate Research

’Canes have the distinct advantage of attending an AAU member university. Institutions inducted into the Association of American Universities make up just three percent in the entire country and are committed to transforming lives through education, research, and innovation. This means that you will be able to take advantage of the $456 million in research funding to improve public health, address national challenges, significantly contribute to our economic strength, all while learning to be a visionary and innovator of tomorrow. Start undergraduate research in your first year and work side-by-side with a faculty mentor to change the landscape of our future.