Learn by Living
Minerva University makes each location you live in an extension of your learning environment. Learning includes in-person experiences, pushing you to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios in culturally diverse settings. At Minerva University, you'll focus on sharpening your knowledge and understanding of five Integrated Learning Outcomes (ILOs) that put you on a path to success and lifelong growth.
recent and current ROTATION CITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
San Francisco embodies the full depth and breadth of the full Minerva University student experience. During your time in this bustling city, you will enjoy intensive, location-based learning with leading figures and organizations. Outside of the classroom, everything from intensive civic projects to morning rituals, running, yoga, and many other stimulating activities are right at your doorstep.
When you are not engaging with the city of Berlin as a globally-curious student, you can engage with it in ways that intertwine with your studies and make a real difference. During your time at Minerva University (not just in Berlin), you’ll have many opportunities to get involved with local organizations to help them tackle relevant real-world issues through dedicated civic projects.
Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city is where you will find yourself engaging in discussions on human rights, climate change, cognitive challenges, and more with local experts. You may attend workshops on human rights activism, and in your free time get your body moving with tango lessons or a visit to the local horse stables.
Visit textile companies for business assignments, attend coffee-making workshops, take in the sunrise at Khajaguda Hill. There is even an opportunity to learn how to cook local dishes for your classmates. At Minerva University, you might carve out a space for yourself in Hyderabad and make lifelong memories with your classmates and the locals.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of London, experience the cultural melting pot of the city, and enjoy driving community initiatives amongst your classmates that link directly to your coursework. One example of a previous Minerva University student’s experience in London revolves around her getting her classmates involved in a sustainability drive to demonstrate how achievable a sustainable lifestyle can be.
In South Korea’s fast growing and vibrant capital city, you may find yourself engaging with locals and your classmates in high-energy settings. Whether you are studying infectious diseases, embracing your artistic side and getting inspired by the awe-inspiring city around you, or immersing yourself in K-pop culture, there is no shortage of activities and learning opportunities in Seoul.
Ever wondered what it would be like to tour the first-ever botanical garden, or attend a workshop dedicated to learning about traditional Chinese medicine? In Taipei, you may experience all this and much more. You can also attend forums on global youth trends, network at events, and visit Ircad Taiwan, a state-of-the-art telesurgical training center.
Learning in Context
The global experience at Minerva University include five categories of site-specific learning.
To expand the global reach of hands-on learning, Minerva University offers a series of student-focused labs in locations around the globe to provide immersive research and project opportunities available to students in the summer and during the school year.
Blend your studies and personal interests by attending regular activities with local individuals and organizations. Through an ongoing series of discussions and presentations you gain exposure to new people, places, and perspectives.
Each location you visit allows you opportunities to delve into significant local topics. Participating in curated city experiences expands your understanding of the city and culture you are living in.
Extend your understanding of the concepts and skills you learn in class into the real world. Bringing your lessons to life, assignments are connected to city-based activities and work sessions that blend course concepts and local topics.
Make a positive impact on society by practicing skills and applying concepts you learn in class through projects with local partners. You will work with partners in each city on impact projects that connect your formal studies to real problems organizations face.
“Our students are active participants, not tourists, in the community. They meaningfully engage and contribute to the city by applying their knowledge to civic challenges and location-based projects.”
Collaborate with your peers, challenge your ways of thinking, explore site-specific issues, and come up with actionable solutions.
Get involved with real-world projects, initiatives, and organizations. Use your practical knowledge to develop realistic solutions to the problems our world is facing.
A cornerstone of your education at Minerva University is the connections you make with your classmates. These memorable relationships will follow you throughout your life.
Socialize, share simple meal prep tips, and gain a world of cultural understanding as you break bread with your global classmates and enjoy opportunities to share and demonstrate your culture through food.
You and your classmates will be invited to share stories with one another to broaden your exposure to different backgrounds and build your understanding of the human experience.
Milestone events mark significant moments in your Minerva University journey — from arriving in a new city to celebrating community mid-semester. These moments foster a strong sense of community within the university, encompassing students, faculty, and staff alike.
Once every semester, you will gather with your Minerva University community and connect through food, student performances, and reflection activities at a feast. The first semester feast is Friendsgiving, which is inspired by the American tradition of Thanksgiving, this milestone event is a moment for you to celebrate and express gratitude to the people in the community who support you through difficult times.