Expand Your Horizons Fair

Expand Your Horizons Fair
September 13, 2023, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Your BG experience goes beyond the classroom.  Attend the Expand Your Horizons Fair on Wednesday, September 13, to explore enriching experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom and win prizes.

Participate in experiential learning activities to hone your skills and become more competitive when applying for graduate school or your dream job!  We're here to help prepare you for opportunities and life after graduation by offering multiple impactful adventures as a BGSU student!

At the Expand Your Horizons Fair you will find information about:

  • Community-based learning courses and volunteer opportunities
  • Education abroad
  • Internships, co-ops and practica
  • Learning communities
  • Undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative projects with faculty mentors

Incorporating one or multiple experiential learning opportunities into your BGSU experience will prepare you for your future career, make you more competitive for jobs and provide you with important life experience. 

Are you a community partner looking to register?

Experiential Learning Resources at BGSU

C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Civic Engagment and Community-based Learning (also known as service-learning) is a gateway for faculty, students, and the community to access opportunities and resources and develop research, teaching, and partnership skills to impact our region and world.

MLK Falcon Food Pantry Drive 2023

Get Connected

Contact the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to get connected with community service and learning opportunities. 

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Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)

CURS provides several grant opportunities for undergraduate students to fund research, scholarly, and creative projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects from any discipline of field are welcome. The projects can be conducted individually or in small groups. Students can apply for these grants prior to the start of the semester during which they would like to conduct the project. 


Projects are funded with up to $500 toward project costs ($750 for group projects with 3-5 student), and students will also each receive stipends of $200 for fall and spring semester projects and $2,500 for summer semester projects. CURS also provides up to $200 in travel grants for students to present their projects at external events. Applications are received on a rolling basis for these travel grants. Three large symposia, which are organized by CURS throughout the year, provide an opportunity for undergraduate students from any discipline (with or without CURS funding) to present their projects to the BGSU community and wider public.

CURS: Diversity, Research, Scholarship, and Global Awareness

CURS Fine Cut

Get Connected

Contact CURS to find out more about the grant application process and presentation opportunities

Director, Dr. Cordula Mora (cmora@bgsu.edu)
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Education Abroad

The decision to participate in an education abroad experience is often the most transforming and inspiring aspect of a student's academic career. Global opportunities, virtual and in-person, are available in over 40 countries. Select from over 500 programs and participate from a week up to an academic year. Program types are offered for any academic and professional interest and comfort level — a cohort experience on a short-term faculty-led program or BGSU Spain or Salzburg programs, or independent experiences on exchange or affiliate programs.


No foreign language experience is necessary. Consider an additional international experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, community engagement or undergraduate research project, or a teaching position.

Study Abroad - Kaylani Othman

Get Connected

Contact Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships, to learn more about credit-bearing international opportunities. 

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Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections

Our team strives to engage, educate, and empower by providing high-quality services in career development, planning and preparation, experiential learning and job attainment.

We provide a variety of programs, workshops, courses and employment opportunities for our students and alumni to attain individual career and life goals. This past academic year, we had over 24,000 student and alumni virtual and in-person interactions and offered nearly 350 events and workshops.

Connect with us!


To learn more about our resources and services, stop by our office in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the second floor, or check out our latest efforts.

The Kuhlin Hub utilizes Handshake — the nation’s preeminent job recruitment platform that connects students and alumni with on-campus and off-campus employers. Handshake offers many great features including the ability to:

  • Post your resume to connect with employers
  • Apply for part-time and full-time positions
  • Register your co-op 50 experience
  • Sign-up to attend career-related events

Students: To access Handshake, you must log into your MyBGSU account and click on the Career Center section. 

Get Connected

Contact the Kuhlin Hub to help with your career development, planning and preparation needs. 

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Learning Communities

Bowling Green State University’s Learning Community Network includes a variety of academic residential, theme, and pilot learning communities.  Globally, the communities promote successful student matriculation from high school to college, provide engaging courses taught by dedicated faculty, offer mentorship by graduate assistants and peer leaders, and engage members in service and leadership development opportunities in order to promote and foster student academic and personal success.

Chapman Learning Community members joined with Habitat for Humanity of Wood County site leaders and construction foremen in the MacDonald cafeteria space to assemble 13 lending libraries that were placed throughout the city of Bowling Green.

BGSU Learning Communities

Get Connected

Contact the Office of Learning Communities for any questions pertaining to the network or its respective programs or to obtain program-specific marketing materials:

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  • Contact information for all learning community directors can be found on respective learning community landing pages.
  • Individualized meetings with Dr. Brett Holden, Academic Affairs Coordinator of Learning Communities, Office of the Provost, for anyone inquiring about general learning community benefits and offerings welcomed and encouraged. Email Brett at bholden@bgsu.edu

Updated: 01/24/2024 02:08PM