Your curiosity can lead to experiences beyond the classroom that contribute to your success as a student, and in life. Undergraduate research and creative activity are two areas where exploring your curiosity is highly encouraged, with the one-on-one support of a faculty mentor.
You'll be involved in observation, technology, and a sense of excitement that comes from answering the questions that your curiosity has awakened.
You may have a desire to make a difference in the lives of your community, or a community in another country. Service learning will satisfy that as you explore ways to contribute locally or globally to the critical needs of others. Students who seize the opportunity to transform communities or lives often find themselves transformed as well.
The satisfaction of making a difference can be life-changing!
Students choose from over 35 countries, for either a semester, year or short-term study abroad experience.
Not ready to go abroad but want to spend time exploring a new environment? The National Student Exchange program gives you the chance to study at a variety of U.S. college campuses.
There are so many places to see, and so many experiences to have, and there’s no better time to explore the world than when you are a student and can receive credit while you travel
Your Westfield State experience is further complemented by internships, where you can take your classroom learning into the “real world” and apply it in a work setting related to your field of study. Not only does this give you the practical experience to build your confidence and apply your learning, it gives you an added advantage when seeking employment or graduate school.
Internships also provide great networking opportunities!