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Emerge: High-Impact Practices at UWF

High-impact practices (HIPs) help students reap the full benefits of their college experience. HIPs come in a variety of forms and are suited to different learning styles. Studying abroad is considered a HIP. So is conducting research, collaborating on projects, internships, and service learning. Because HIPs have been proven to benefit college students, UWF strongly encourages its students to engage in these practices. Hence, the Emerge Scholar program.

High-Impact Practices

Engagement within the classroom can contribute to retention and help students reach the learning outcomes developed for the course. Beyond the classroom, students can find academic engagement with study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research projects. 

Make an Impact

Emerge Scholar Spotlight

Learn more about how these Emerge Scholars are complementing their courses of study with high-impact practices.

Emerge Scholar Profiles

Emerge with more than a degree

Emerge offers students an opportunity to participate in high-impact experiential learning activities and to develop professional and leadership skills desired by employers to contribute to and be successful in the 21st Century global society.

Become an Emerge Scholar

Guatemala - Travel abroad with UWF

UWF Social Work students travel to Guatemala to engage in service and learning with Hearts in Motion (, an Indiana–based NGO (non–governmental organization) that has been providing a variety of humanitarian services to needy Central and South Americans for three decades.

Guatemala Trip