Honors Experiences

Honors Experiences are interactive opportunities to customize your education in the Honors Program. They allow you to maximize your participation in an experiential-learning opportunity while earning Honors credit towards your degree requirements. Earn Honors credit for Education Abroad, Research, Internships, Civic Engagement, Teaching/Mentoring, or Honors Afterschool Clubs. Click on the hyperlinks to hear from our students about their past experiences! Be sure to fill out the pre-approval form - preferably 10 days prior to the start of the experience  - to make sure your experience meets all requirements to earn Honors credit.

Pre-Approval Form

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Develop Leadership through Honors Student Organizations

The Honors Program offers a variety of registered student organizations where you can connect with the Honors community, develop your leadership abilities, and make your voice heard.

Honors Program Student Advisory Board is a group of student leaders that help develop the Honors Program and serves students through community-building social events.

Honors Ambassadors represent the Honors Program to external groups, including prospective students, community partners, and more. They support Admissions in recruiting prospective Honors students and making sure their questions get answered.

Honors Peer Mentors serve first-year Honors students by educating them on program requirements, campus resources, and how to get involved on campus by planning unique “Honors Impacts” designed to introduce first-year students to opportunities and experiences on campus.

Honors Afterschool Coaches assist Honors Afterschool Club leaders by providing resources and community surrounding their experiences, hosting recruitment events, and organizng the End of Year Club Celebration.

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Make an impact with Honors Afterschool Clubs

Develop your skills in Nebraska’s schools while earning Honors credit and getting paid. As an Honors Afterschool Club leader, you’ll practice 21st century skills – problem solving, communication, and adaptability – all while sharing your passions. You’ll impact youth in the community and have fun in the process.

Watch this short video to learn more!

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Serve Your Community with Honors Hometown Internships

The University Honors Program partners with The Foundry to offer the Intern Foundry (IF) program [LINK], pairing students with project-based internships at local nonprofit and purpose-driven organizations. Honors also works with the Nebraska Community Foundation to offer students from Greater Nebraska the option to return home for the summer and participate in an internship. Meaningful professional development opportunities like these help make students ready for the real world.

Honors students abroad

See the World with Global Dialogues

Honors Global Dialogues encourage authentic experiences at home and abroad. Whether you travel overseas or participate in a program in the United States, you’ll be learning about what shapes the people, places, and events of our world. Faculty-led programs range from one week to one month, but the impact will last your whole life.

Don’t let funding keep you from an Honors Experience! Learn how to apply for additional funding for your experience!

Dr. Patrice Berger Student Experience Fund