Immersive Learning

Immersive learning is actively applying knowledge into practice through meaningful and engaging experiences, connecting the real-world through education, and this is happening in every single one of our courses, both in and out of the classroom.

Why is this important?
Because learning by doing is more effective than learning by listening. This allows you to grow your analytical and creative thinking skills, build flexibility and resilience, increase leadership and empathy aptitudes, and improve communication and collaboration capabilities. All of which matter for helping you to achieve your future career goals (World Economic Forum Future Jobs Report, 2023).

On average, more than 96% of WPU grads land jobs or enter graduate school within one year of graduating.*2022

What is Immersive Learning?

Changing the World Together

Immerse yourself in the field of study you love with hands-on simulations, explorations, and study abroad trips. Depending on your major, immersive learning will show up in a variety of ways such as active research projects, internships, professional interviews, guest speakers and workshops, case studies, virtual and augmented realities, excursions to museums, symphonies, and the zoo. You will love learning at WPU!

Immerse Yourself Even More:

  • Study Abroad
    Our students experience a variety of different cultures around the globe through study abroad trips to places such as Paris, Rome, Mexico, Qatar, and much more!

    Learn About WPU Study Abroad

  • Student Research
    Have an idea for helping the world? Our students actively engage in research and participate in forums such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the State of NC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS).

    Explore Our Student Research

  • Showcase
    Showcase is an immersive conference-style event highlighting student displays of research, poetry, performances, game design, debates, cross-disciplinary creative projects, and much more.

    See How We Showcase Our Students

  • SGD Students Create VR Tour of WPU
    WPU students created and continue to work on a virtual reality tour of WPU. Each semester, students work as interns with the marketing team to add to the tour.


WPU Student, Deja Gainey
WPU Student, Deja Gainey

It was Deja’s lifelong dream to work for the U.S. Department of State. See how she landed an internship of a lifetime in Washington D.C.

Deja Gainey Heads to Washington D.C.
Political Science Major
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