Hands-on learning activities, outside of the traditional classroom.

We'll help you develop the kind of broad understanding that sets you apart and adds value to your education. You'll have the opportunity to support a community agency, study in a developing nation or participate with a research team. Learning outside the classroom means gaining real-world experience, knowledge and skills from hands-on opportunities.

CAGE houses resources for students like you who want to enrich their academic experiences while making themselves marketable after graduation. Students can find opportunities for service-learning, AWOL service-learning programs, studying abroad, National Student Exchange, undergraduate research and creative scholarship, and nationally competitive awards and fellowships, among others. We also provide support to our international students with cultural and academic adjustments, as well as immigration concerns.


  • Be in the know: USD's Native American Law Student Association is hosting a panel discussion open to the public next Wed about the Standing Rock litigation, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe litigation and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • AWOL students

    Service-learning opportunities within the Vermillion community and beyond offer students a fully immersive, hands-on learning experience like no other.