Stetson University offers three types of off-campus experiential trips. These short-term immersions offer learning experiences in which students engage in local communities and develop as global citizens.
As a result of participating in Stetson University's experiential trips, students will:
- Develop hands-on problem solving skills
- Understand the the value of teamwork
- Develop positive relationships with their peers
- Critically analyze their growth during the immersive experience
By participating in short-term immersions in a new environment, through community-engaged learning, and individual and group reflection, students will develop increased capacities for civic engagement, integrative learning, intercultural knowledge and competence, problem solving, teamwork and global learning while helping community partners achieve their mission of reducing poverty in their communities.
Hatter Treks provide incoming students with the opportunity to build and foster bonds with their peers, set their vision for their first year at Stetson University, boost their confidence about becoming a college student, develop trust in others, solve problems in a group setting, and become part of a community before classes even start.
Stetson Outdoor Adventure & Recreation (SOAR) embodies the commitment to endow the Stetson University community with a means to venture beyond the boundaries of the university through outdoor adventure and recreational activities, creating a unique opportunity to foster new relationships, cultivate an aptitude for leadership and experience life.