Experiential Learning

RISE to the IUPUI challenge

When you RISE to the IUPUI Challenge, you're enhancing what happens in the classroom, then reflecting on what you learned. Honors Scholars receive academic credit by engaging on this level, and all RISE courses are documented on your transcript.

Each undergraduate student is challenged to include two of the four RISE experiences—research, international experience, service learning, and experiential learning—into their degree programs. We expect Honors Scholars to do them all. 

Find RISE courses

Raise global awareness

You'll have unique service learning opportunities in Swaziland and Costa Rica through the Honors College. You also may choose from IUPUI's 70 study abroad programs, or programs from other accredited universities. 

Explore study abroad options

Make a difference in Indianapolis

Living and studying in a dynamic urban environment gives our scholars unique opportunities to serve the community.

Get involved in Indy

Lead a student club or organization

Student leadership positions are available within the Honors College, including a number of Honors student councils and interest clubs. 

Be a leader on campus

Help first-year students succeed

As a peer mentor, you'll welcome first-year students to the Honors College, help them build a reliable network, and serve as their guide to IUPUI. 

Become a peer mentor