Experiential Learning at Dartmouth: Telling My Story

Telling Stories for Social Change is an undergraduate course offered at Dartmouth College in which students work directly with a local population in crisis while studying the effects of poverty, class structures, drug addiction, incarceration, and the issues facing people after treatment and/or imprisonment. The course culminates in an original performance that serves as a platform for collaborators’ voices and discussing social issues. The co-curricular program, Telling My Story on Campus, engages student groups in shared dialogue and community building through creative performance. Telling Stories for Social Change and Telling My Story are examples of the wide range of experiential learning opportunities taking place at Dartmouth.

On May 24, the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth will host an alumni panel and on-campus screening of "It's Criminal," a film reflecting the experiences of Dartmouth students and community members involved in these programs.

DCAL is accepting proposals now through May 10 for seed funding to support new and existing experiential learning opportunities in 2017-18. Learn more!