We learn best through experience. So an Elon education is filled with hands on learning opportunities in the classroom, in the lab, and in the world.
Elon requires students to complete to have five Elon experiences. Those experiences include internships, undergrad research, global education, leadership and service. I think Elon has pioneered engaged teaching and learning, through a process of recognizing that students can learn through actual engagement with their surrounding community. We want to produce citizens who are actually effective and relevant to the society knowing that we can gain so much more than what's beyond in the classroom.
The Islamic experiences are important because of the developmental opportunities they provide for students in terms of their professional growth or educational growth and their personal growth. And so that's what the lawn experiences provides students is an opportunity to take what they're learning in their disciplines and extend that into the community. And many many times, they're advancing wonderful things in the community through that process, of whether that be the local community in Alamance County or global community.