Launched in 2019, the Compass experiential learning program guides students through its immersive, engaging learning environment while cultivating strong relationships between students, faculty and the subject matter.
“Nathan is one of those students I will never forget!” says Associate Professor of Modern Languages Jana DeJong. “His curiosity, sense of humor, and high level of engagement, whether in Spanish language class or in the Model OAS Inter-American Relations class was contagious. I really enjoyed having him in class and appreciated his sharp wit and thoughtful contributions.”
While the framework of the program requires that every student must complete three experiential learning courses with one of those courses including a significant off-campus component, Nate explains that it was easy to complete because he simply took courses that sounded most interesting to him. These courses coincided with his personal interest in the government and his future career opportunities. During his exploration of the Compass Program, Nate took Model Organization of American States, Intro to Public History, and Global Culture Simulation.