Experiential Learning

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) was born out of a vision by MCC Social Sciences Professors George Maniates and Kurt Troutman in 2009. They saw that many students and community members had difficulty relating to historical events and places. Going beyond textbook pictures or computer videos, the CEL activities provide opportunities to experience the sights, sounds, and cultures of the world firsthand. The power of direct experience broadens the impact on the learner.

Over the years, the CEL has collaborated with many area museums, libraries, and not-for-profit entities to organize educational trips across the state and country, and bring speakers and exhibits to the people of western Michigan. 

For more information on the Center for Experiential Learning, call (231) 777-0380.

Experiential Learning Opportunities