Immersive Learning

Intellectual inquiry and direct exploration are tenets of Jesuit education. At Canisius, academic rigor is strengthened through meaningful, hands-on learning.

Here’s just a sampling of the diverse opportunities available at Canisius:



Evaluate environmental samples from a nearby lake. Monitor the stress levels of Indian rhinos at the local zoo. Whether you major in chemistry, animal behavior or some other science discipline, you can put your passion for research to good use. And if you’re on the pre-med track, our annual medical immersion trip to Costa Rica will open your eyes to the social determinants of health.


Solve real business challenges in your very first year through our BUS-X Business in Action program. Work in teams and learn the value of collaboration as you develop solutions to real business challenges. Practice putting together presentations so you can understand the art of a well-crafted business pitch. 


Learn from professors who are experienced K-12 classroom teachers. Then put that knowledge to the test through field placements in area schools beginning freshman year. As an education major, you won’t simply study theories about pedagogy—you’ll visit actual classrooms and learn by teaching.


Take a writing workshop from faculty who are themselves award-winning writers. Collaborate with fellow students to edit and publish Quadrangle, a full-length literary and arts journal. Creative expression is an integral part of a liberal arts education. 

Academic TravelAcademic Travel

No matter what your major, you can access a host of opportunities for short-term and long-term travel—everything from 5-day immersion trips to semester-long study abroad programs. Learn more about Global Education at Canisius.