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Quality Enhancement Plan

Sea Change

The Quality Enhancement Plan for Virginia Wesleyan College

VWC's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), titled Sea Change, is an opportunity to embrace and amplify the College’s dedication to experiential learning.

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is very much what it sounds like: learning through experience or learning through “reflection on doing.” It often includes learning that takes place outside the traditional classroom setting.

The QEP will provide students with more resources and opportunities to participate in three key areas of experiential learning: Study Away, Internships and Undergraduate Research.


Want to change the world?
Start by exploring it.
Seize the day and Study Away.


There’s no better way to learn than by experience.
Go pro with great Internships


Good ideas start as good questions.
Ask them through Undergraduate Research.

Experiential learning has long been a part of the liberal arts education offered at Virginia Wesleyan College. Yet, the need for the types skills students gain through these experiences has only multiplied. These skills are in high demand in the fast-paced global economy and communications culture that await our graduates as they prepare for meaningful lives and careers. The name Sea Change is a metaphor for the transformative effect these experiences have on students.

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