Experiential Learning

Whether it's a communication major taping a mini documentary or a hotel and restaurant management major participating in an internship at one of the world's most renowned luxury hotel in Lake Como, Italy, a key benefit of the Niagara experience is its students' ability to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in real-world settings.

As a student at Niagara University, you'll have many opportunities to put your knowledge into action.

Undergraduate Research

Beginning with freshman year, Niagara students can roll up their sleeves and work one on one with their professors on primary research studies. Learn more.

Study Abroad

Niagara offers 150 study abroad programs in more than 30 countries across the world.  Each year, students pack their bags and spend a semester, January term, or summer session at one of the many international universities or centers that Niagara partners with for its study abroad program. Learn more.


Nothing beats real-life experience in your field of study. Some Niagara courses require an internship, and faculty members and career development counselors help match students with the employers that are best for them. Many internship and co-op experiences are even paid!

NU students have conducted internships at the following businesses:

Aspire of WNY New Directions Youth and Family Services
Buffalo Bills New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Buffalo Sabres Niagara County Probation Dept.
Catholic Health System of Buffalo   Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP   People Inc.
Columbus McKinnon Corp. Roswell Park Cancer Institute
First Niagara Shea's Performing Arts Center
Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs Speed Global Services
Make-A-Wish Foundation Syracuse Convention & Visitor's Bureau
M&T Bank The Buffalo News
National Fuel YNN Buffalo
Nationally & Internationally
American Cancer Society IBM
AT&T Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Bausch & Lomb Merrill Lynch
Carnival Cruise Lines New Era
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group North American Breweries
CBS Pittsburgh Penguins
Citigroup Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
Deloitte Touche Verizon
Disney U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ernst & Young U.S. Department of State
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) The United States Social Security Administration
Fisher-Price Waldorf=Astoria
Goya Foods Inc.