Teri Triguba Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Experiential Education
Nova Southeastern University
Office of Academic Affairs
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314

Experiential Education and Learning

Through Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL), NSU students gain unique and meaningful learning experiences in and outside the classroom.

Higher Latitudes of Learning in Tokyo, Japan Kristyl Robinson

"For junior Kristyl Robinson, a pre-med student double majoring in biology and international studies, Japan was a learning environment unlike any other." read more

Inna Dumova Professor’s Mentorship Opens a New Path for Biology Student

Biology major Inna Dumova knows just how much of a difference one professor can make in a student’s life. When she enrolled at NSU, her goals were to work toward a spot in medical school and pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. Then her interest in fitness and sports nutrition developed... read more

Exploring Alaska's Biodiversity Alaska Travel Study

Exploring the ecological diversity and breathtaking wilderness of Alaska was the trip of a lifetime this summer for these NSU students. Marine biology majors Dustin Gerber and Erin Nassif flew 4,100 miles to Anchorage, Alaska... read more

Haiti Volunteers CPSStudents Volunteer in Haiti After Earthquake

Several NSU students, their psychology professor, and a pastor traveled to Haiti to help earthquake victims in their ongoing struggle to rebuild their lives. read more

SPARC Ignites Collaborative Research SPARC Collaboration

How does the brain work? What are the effects of factors such as sleep deprivation, bilingualism, and aerobic exercise­­? These are among the topics of research projects being conducted by NSU students and faculty as part of the Science Peer and Research Collaborative (SPARC). read more

RGICR StudentsStudents Make a Difference at Institute for Cancer Research

Zara Khan was still in high school when she started volunteering at events directed toward raising money for cancer research. Just a few years later, she and her classmates are conducting research experiments at NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research. read more

Science Alive
Bringing Science to Life for Elementary School Students 

NSU students led children and their families through an evening of fun, interactive experiments and scientific demonstration during the annual Science Alive! event at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise. read more

New Orleans Alternative Spring BreakStudents Volunteer in New Orleans on Alternative Spring Break

Fifteen undergraduate students from NSU spent their spring break volunteering in New Orleans building houses with Habitat for Humanity. The students on the Alternative Spring Break trip worked each day... read more

Studying the Art, History, and Culture of Europe Europe Travel Study

Seeking a better understanding of the world, Samantha Bergoine wanted to explore a continent, not just a single country, during her summer study abroad. So this exercise and sport science student broadened her academic and personal horizons... read more

China Travel StudyShanghai, China Offers New Perspective

When Jonathon Lenett arrived in Shanghai, the largest city in China, he had the advantage of knowing the city's subway system. "I still had my subway card from a visit to China three years ago," said Lenett, who returned there to study Chinese history as an NSU student. read more

Witnessing Life After Genocide in the Balkans Balkans Europe Travel Study

Inside a mosque in the war-scarred city of Sarajevo, NSU student Konstantine Lagos learned something impossible to grasp in a classroom. “We were coming from the lone synagogue in the city when we heard the call to prayer at the mosque, and we literally just followed on impulse… read more

Our Students Say It Best!

Danielle Pierce“As an education major, experiential learning is critical to my academic success. I have learned so much more about teaching through observing classrooms and conversing with teachers than I do talking about education in my classes. Through studying abroad, I have found myself changing as a person with each passing week. Living in and exploring a different country has pushed me in trying new things and seeing new places.”
Danielle Pierce
Study Abroad | Ireland