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Outside the Classroom

College isn't always about hitting the books. Many of your best memories and lessons will take place outside of the classroom as you learn more about yourself and others. Whether it's extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, or just getting along with your roommate, there's always something to experience and learn when you're pursuing higher education. For tips, trends, and first-hand tales, check out our "Outside the Classroom" articles.

  • Extracurricular Activities
    When it comes to extracurricular activities enhancing high school and college life, it's not only about fun, but what you learn along the way. Extracurricular activities can introduce you to new passions and hobbies, or develop existing ones. Plus, you'll meet new people who share a common interest or talent with you, and experience school beyond the books. Extracurricular activies also enhance who you are as a well-rounded student, so choose a couple you love, and excel!
  • College Sports
    College sports are a specific extracurricular activity that students may choose to participate in when they get to college. From intramurals to club sports to varsity sports, there are many different ways to take part in your favorite athletic activity. It all depends on what you're looking for and what the team needs. Because when you get to college, sports and athletics are a whole new ballgame.
  • Dorm Life
    Learn about the ins and outs of dorm life, from packing and dealing with roommates, to survival tips and safety precautions. Beyond academics, dorm life can make the college experience one that you'll never forget, and help you find lifelong friends and create fun college memories. Learn how to make the most of dorm life before you head to campus.
  • Working Hard Abroad
    While some college students choose to work at the local pizza joint, others jump on a plane and sign up for a life overseas. Check out how some students and recent grads got to work abroad through the British Universities North American Club (BUNAC)...
  • Forget the Woods -- Select a Summer Camp on a College Campus
    Get a taste of college life and learn about a subject that's a passion for you while attending one of the many summer camps offered on college campuses.
  • Schools Increase Suicide Prevention Efforts
    Colleges and universities are reaching out in different ways to students in hopes of curbing suicide on their campuses.