Extended Studies Offerings
DePauw has a variety of offerings that count for Extended Studies credit. There are opportunities available during Winter Term and May Term, the summer, and fall and spring semesters.
Students can take advantage of these unique opportunities, ranging from on-campus classes to off campus study experiences and job shadowing and internships. For more information, schedule an appointment with a Hubbard Center adviser to learn more about the opportunities available that suit your interests.
Faculty-Led Domestic, International Study & Service Courses
Faculty-led domestic and international study and service courses provide students the opportunity to explore and experience another culture, learn in a new environment, develop a skill not readily available elsewhere, and deepen their awareness of the global community. Some faculty-led courses use service as a vehicle for experiential learning.
Schedule of Classes: You can see which classes are offered, by visiting the Schedule of Classes and setting the semester to WT (or May) of the academic year and search all departments.
To apply: Students apply through the Horizons system. Applications typically open during the spring semester for the following Winter Term. Some professors will do rolling decisions, so it is better to submit an application earlier than later. To find the courses, search for "DePauw University Extended Studies" within the "Provider" keyword field on the search page. Students must be logged in to apply; your log-in is your DePauw email (including @depauw.edu) and password. Need help? Hubbard Center advisers are happy to assist you!
A handful of programs may stay open an extended period of time; you should check on Horizons. If a program page has an "Apply" button, that means that the program is currently accepting applications; otherwise, the applications are closed. You also can email the off-campus study office at email@example.com if you are interested in a particular program.
Winter Term in Service
Winter Term in Service (WTIS) is our signature service-learning program. WTIS courses can be either curricular or co-curricular. At the heart of WTIS courses is our partnership with initiatives around the world to invite students to engage in service-learning. WTIS teams immerse themselves in the culture of their host communities, working alongside local people to provide much needed construction projects, medical clinics, public health education, and many other important services for people in their host community. Read more about WTIS.
On Campus Classes & Summer Research/Creative Projects
On Campus Classes
On-campus classes range in style and approach - from the experiential to the traditional and anywhere in between. But they all provide for a period of time for students to focus on a particular topic, issue, or skill that they would not be able to in the same way during the semester.
Schedule of Classes: Classes are listed on the Schedule of Classes. Set the semester to Winter or May Term of the academic year and search all departments. Registration instructions can be found by visiting the Registrar's website
Summer Research or Creative Projects
Students regularly participate in summer research and creative projects, in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Wherever there are questions, there is research to be done.
For More Information: Visit the Student Research page
To Earn Extended Studies Credit: Contact a Hubbard Center adviser for additional information.
Each January, hundreds of DePauw students participate in full-time month long internships all over the world. A short-term internship is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the career field of a student’s choosing. Students may pursue career exploration opportunities as a chance to learn more about career options in a given industry and build on professional skills, goals, and knowledge in a meaningful way. Depending on the internship location, students may shadow professionals, contribute to the special projects or research of an organization, and/or participate in the day-to-day operations of a workplace. Students work with a DPU sponsor and are expected to establish individualized learning goals centered on the following objectives:
Professional communication: Students will develop written and verbal communication skills relevant to the world of work.
Organizational literacy: Students will gain a practical understanding of workplace culture and dynamics, as well as the expectations and appropriate behavior for their role within a particular professional environment.
Personal career development: Students will be able to set and assess achievement of personal, individualized goals related to professional skills, knowledge, and awareness.
Students may choose to pursue an opportunity in virtually any industry. While we will make opportunities available to students through TigerTracks, many students develop opportunities on their own through connections they have made through colleagues, family*, friends, alumni, and community. We suggest that students familiarize themselves with the process of short-term internships and establish goals prior to reaching out to potential hosts, as this will help facilitate conversations about your role in the organization.
Developing resumes and application letters are important steps in career exploration and development, and are required in the process of preparing for a short-term internship if seeking Extended Studies credit. Workshops and advisers in the Hubbard Center are here to help you through the process. Limited funding for short-term internship experiences will be available for scholarships through the Hubbard Center for students with demonstrated financial need. To participate in a short-term internship, click here to learn more about the process.
Study at Another School, Off Campus Study & Internships
Study at Another School
Organizations regularly run programs that align with our Winter and May Terms, providing students with a wider variety of credit-bearing and co-curricular experiences. A select list is provided here. Students should consult with Hubbard Center staff to help in reviewing the quality and appropriateness of programs.
To search for other schools and programs: Visit www.goabroad.com and
To Earn Extended Studies Credit: Schedule an appointment with an Off-Campus Study adviser in the Hubbard Center to learn more.
Semester Off-Campus Study & Internships
Participation in a semester off-campus, in a semester internship through an Honors & Fellows Program, or a semester-long independently designed internship can fulfill 1 Extended Studies credit. No additional credit is earned beyond the credit normally earned by participation in these programs. No additional financial aid or scholarships is available beyond what is normally available through participation in these programs.
Extended Studies credit is automatically awarded to students participating in these programs.
Faculty-Guided Independent Study
Faculty-guided independent study projects require the pursuit of significant learning and should not duplicate on-campus courses, repeat previous study or service projects, or replicate summer job experiences. They are good opportunities to pursue work that will benefit a senior project or to collaborate with a faculty member on his or her ongoing scholarly, artistic or creative work. Projects can take place on-campus or off-campus, in the United States or abroad. By working closely with a faculty member as the project adviser, students will receive guidance and feedback both during the proposal stage and the actual experience. Independent study projects can take place during January, May or during the summer.
These projects are co-curricular; while they help fulfill the Extended Studies requirement, they do not qualify for .5 credit toward the 31 credits needed to graduate. Students interested in a project in the Asian Pacific Rim, Africa, or South Asia can learn more about the Douglas B. White Memorial Travel Fund Award, which can help support travel costs.
For More Information: Contact the Registrar's office at 765.658.4141.
Servicio en las Américas
Founded in 2007, Servicio en las Américas is a pre-college program committed to immersion in language learning, solidarity through service and engaging students as global citizens. This program was made possible by a generous gift and ongoing commitment to international education by a 1979 alumnus.
To participate, students must apply at time of application to DePauw University. Visit the program page for more details.