We’ve always been leaders in experiential education — offering funding for guaranteed internship and research opportunities, innovative approaches to career preparation and best-in-class programs for global exploration.

Closely situated and interconnected, the HWS centers for research, action and thought allow students to complement their liberal arts and sciences studies with university-level opportunities and resources.

The centers create meaningful avenues for deep-dive exploration, interdisciplinary discovery, community-based learning and career development that help students grow intellectually, professionally and personally.

HWS Centers for Research, Action and Thought

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    Live among Jewish students, celebrate Shabbat and other Jewish holidays and learn about Jewish history and faith.

    Abbe Center for Jewish Life
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    Take a hands-on, active and collaborative approach to learning the ropes of startup and social ventures through meaningful partnerships with the businesses and nonprofits of Geneva.

    The Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship
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    Explore principles of leadership and entrepreneurship by setting them in motion.

    The Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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    Experience hands-on service learning at a college recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for excellence in Community Engagement.

    Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
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    Explore other parts of the world with HWS faculty through one of the nation’s most highly ranked and respected study abroad programs.

    Center for Global Education
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    Enhance your writing, improve your study skills and showcase your independent research.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning
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    Contribute to initiatives and dialogues that build cross-cultural understanding, celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and expand social justice.

    the adams intercultural center
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    Join fellow students, faculty and visiting scholars for dialogue, research and collaborations that foster equity and mutual respect.

    The Fisher Center for Gender & Justice
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    Explore environmental issues on board the Colleges’ research vessel, mentor local students and promote environmental stewardship throughout the Finger Lakes Region.

    The Finger Lakes Institute
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    Find support, build community, mentor (or be mentored) and gain understanding of LGBTQ+ people, themes and needs. Our coordinate Colleges environment is the perfect backdrop for dialogue on gender and inclusion.

    LGBTQ+ Resource Center
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    Find support, community and guidance whatever your faith in a community with a long and proud tradition of inclusivity.

    Office for Spiritual Engagement
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    Explore careers, get one-on-one advising and land an internship with guaranteed funding. Plan your future while enjoying the view of our magnificent lake.

    Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
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    Work closely with established writers-in-residence in a workshop or tutorial setting. Recent residents include award-winning memoirist and fiction writer Lidia Yuknavitch, prolific poet Donald Revell, and celebrated nonfiction writer John D’Agata (a 1995 HWS graduate).

    The Trias Residency for Writers