Independent Learning

The ILE is your own: a discrete and personal encounter that tests your learning in the world. It will be an important and unforgettable engagement.

The Independent Learning Experiences (ILE) will help students take responsibility for their education, and foster student initiative and independence by enhancing their confidence in their own abilities.

We will help develop your skills so that you will thrive in an interdependent world. You must learn to think, study, consider, and act for yourself. One key component of the ILE is for you to learn to shift your perspective from the classroom to settings abroad, to the workplace, and to the laboratory.

Students may complete their Independent Learning Experience requirement in several different ways.  Many students enjoy doing two or more: