It's not just about the classroom...
Dare to Explore
College of Health Sciences students have delivered babies in South Africa, played street soccer with children in Brazil, and attended the Olympics in Beijing and London.
UD was the first American university to offer a study abroad program, when Professor Raymond Kirkbride took a group of nine students to Paris in 1923. Since this initial trip, UD has expanded study abroad to encompass over 80 programs on all seven continents, making it one of the largest programs in the country.
Dare to Engage
Service learning exposes students to the needs of the larger society, engages them in addressing those needs through community service, and connects what they learn in the classroom to real-world conditions.
Our service learning scholars conduct community-based research on topics like using the Wii game platform to improve fitness in older adults, employing therapy dogs to improve physical activity in kids with autism, and developing an exercise program for women with breast cancer.
Dare to Experience
Registered Student Organizations
UD has over 300 RSOs on campus related to a broad range of interests. If you don’t see one that meets your needs, you can start your own, as several College of Health Sciences students and groups have done.
Nursing student Sarah LaFave established Lori’s Hands to help elderly and ill people in the Newark community with everyday chores, while Jellerica Tan started CALM, which focuses on holistic health. An interdisciplinary group of students created an RSO to support the community-based YesUCan™ program, which provides exercise and nutrition support for people with limited mobility.
Dare to Excel
Research isn’t just for graduate students at UD. Apprenticeships with faculty mentors give talented, motivated UD undergrads a chance to see and take part in what’s happening on the front lines of discovery at UD today. Every UD college, department, and research center provides opportunities for interested students to get their hands on the source of learning.
About 700 students participate across campus each year, with health sciences students working on projects addressing topics such as cancer, infant mobility, stroke rehabilitation, knee osteoarthritis, brain injury, and health education for kids.