Experiential Learning – A Rhodes Cornerstone
The Rhodes academic experience extends well beyond the classroom and the college provides students with a wide range of unique fellowship opportunities. Whether it’s working alongside world-renowned professionals at places such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Memphis Zoo, and FedEx, or creating a new experiential learning program based on a student’s personal passion, fellowships are a crucial component of learning at Rhodes.
Typically, fellowships fall into one of these five categories:
- Outside Study / Study Abroad
Examples: Center for Hellenic Studies-Greece Summer Internship; Rhodes College/Oxford University London Stage Research
Examples: Measuring the Distribution of Heavy Metals in Memphis Soils; Researching the Kress Collection at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Brain Imaging and Cancer Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Virtual Environment Research; Summer Research in Experimental Nuclear Physics
- Creative Activity
Examples: The McCoy Theatre History Project; From Script to Screen Screenwriting Project
Examples: Mike Curb Institute Blues Fellow at the Blues Foundation; Ghost River Brewery Microbiology Project
- Civic Engagement
Examples: Deaf Literacy; Living in Intentional Community; Learning Corridor Community Development, Crossroads to Freedom
Established Fellowship Programs
Rhodes has pioneered several unique fellowship programs such as CODA (the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts), Crossroads to Freedom, St. Jude Summer Plus, the Institute for Regional Studies, and the Summer Service Fellowship Program, all of which provide springboards for students’ personal and professional success. For more information about these and other established fellowship programs, please see the links on the left-hand side of this page.
Create Your Own Fellowship
Rhodes offers students the opportunity and flexibility to pursue their own personal interests through self-designed fellowships with faculty and staff mentors that complement coursework, strengthen analytical and/or creative abilities, lead to personal and social development, and develop critical reflection skills.
For more information about fellowship opportunities and funding, please contact Dr. Scott Garner, Director of Fellowships, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (843-3201) or in person (117 Burrow).