Woodbury Integrated Student Experience

WISE provides opportunities to engage students with both in-classroom and out-of-classroom learning experiences.


Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and Woodbury has identified five areas that provide opportunities for students to gain meaningful knowledge and experience:

Study Away
These experiences provide students with opportunities to learn in places of environmental, cultural, and social conditions different than their own over an extended period of time. This helps them gain a better understanding of themselves and their culture, so they can become more open and inclusive global citizens.

Internship or Work Experience
An internship or work experience is in the field of study under the supervision of an experienced professional in the field of each program. The purpose is to provide opportunities to take theoretical ideas of the discipline and apply them to a professional environment to increase the students’ marketability and to inform their continuing academic studies.

Leadership experiences provide an opportunity for students to learn how to organize and implement ideas among a diverse group of people, direct conflict resolution, and build interpersonal skills among the group. It requires participation as part of a team charged with accomplishing a common goal through the modeling of inclusivity and a strong ethical belief system.

Civic Engagement
Civic engagement is “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” (Excerpted from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education)

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research experiences provide an opportunity for students to apply field research methods such as conducting interviews, observations, surveys, focus groups, etc. to systematically investigate a significant research question.

Students can choose one to two of these experiences as part of the Woodbury University Guarantee and earn up to $2,000 in tuition scholarships.