Above and Beyond
At Christopher Newport University, our hope is that you’ll do more than just get an education.
We want you to thrive and actively engage in the opportunities offered. The University features several exciting programs that supplement and enhance classroom learning and afford you the chance to stand out among your peers. Some, like our unique Learning Communities, are open to all CNU freshmen; others, such as the President’s Leadership Program, are designed for the most academically motivated students. Learn more about what we have to offer:
- Learning Communities
- President’s Leadership Program
- Honors Program
- Community Engagement
- Study Abroad
- Undergraduate/Graduate Research
Learning Communities program puts the emphasis on community. Every first-year student participates in a learning community of 15–30 students who take three classes together, build strong academic relationships with each other and faculty, and successfully balance social and academic opportunities. We find that students in our Learning Communities program not only tend to have higher GPAs, but also thrive both academically and socially.
President’s Leadership Program focuses on leadership skills and includes a variety of special features, including stipends for studying abroad, priority internships, scholarship support and meetings with top leaders.
Honors Program is designed for students who are exceptionally motivated—and who love a challenge. Program features include stimulating classes, participation in conferences and field trips, overseas study, internships at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the opportunity to apply for research stipends, and more.
required of social entrepreneurs — individuals who desire to use their training and insight to engage and solve some of society’s most pressing problems.
internships to provide real-world exposure and hands-on learning to students in many different fields.
complete a short-term academic course, or volunteer in a foreign land, you can take your CNU education around the world!
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