• D-Lab in the field: testing bimoass fuel and stove technology.

    MIT D-Lab offers academic, research, social entrepreneurship, and fieldwork programs that address global poverty challenges.

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  • At work on the MIT Motorsports single-seat electric race car.

    Build and test projects, learn new skills, explore madcap ideas, and get advice and encouragement.

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  • A study abroad student at the Brandenburg Gates in Berlin, Germany.

    Study abroad through MIT and earn transfer credit towards your degree program.

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  • Sami Khan (G) (left) made a biodigester with help from the orphanage staff, and designed and built a sustainable vegetable garden in Takengon, Indonesia.

    The PKG Center helps students to connect with a wide variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities.

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  • As part of her UROP, an MIT student works in the lab.

    UROP cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty.

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About

Welcome to the Office of Experiential Learning. The programs and learning opportunities in the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) are joined by a common theme: mens et manus, mind and hand.

Hands-on educational experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, expose students to different ways of thinking and solving problems, broaden their communications skills, and help them develop a better sense of self.
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AT A GLANCE

MIT D-Lab offers academic, research, social entrepreneurship, and fieldwork programs that address global poverty challenges.

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Build and test projects, learn new skills, explore madcap ideas, and get advice and encouragement.

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Study abroad through MIT and earn transfer credit towards your degree program.

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The PKG Center helps students to connect with a wide variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities.

Learn more

UROP cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty.

Learn more