尝试新事物并测试结果. That is what an 探索ship Journey is all about.


Legends grab as many real-world, experiences as they can to learn.

你在银河电玩城也会这么做的. 探索ships put you in the center of many robust experiences to deepen your interests, define your career path and practice skills so you’re ready for anything.  

Experiencing the world is the best way to learn. 体验更多. 通常的经验. 体验更好.

  • 探索ships are tailored to every student. We have faculty and staff dedicated to guiding you on your own 探索ship Journey. 
  • 选择你自己的旅程. 看看下面的瓷砖 and see what interests you and what supports your goals the best. 然后,开始和我们对话. 让我们开始计划! 
  • 我们有很多例子可以分享 ... some close to home with roots tied to local civic engagement and some that are ambitious and take students across the globe. 这取决于你!


Studying abroad in Tahiti isn’t typical – but you can do it at Simpson! Erin, a triple major, signed up and had amazing experiences that changed her life. 她曾在美国实习.S. 领事馆, 做一生的朋友, saw the world from a different perspective and identified a problem that needed solving. She went on to intern at Earthjustice (the largest nonprofit environmental law firm) and has a job offer before she graduates. 去爱尔兰!

实习技巧1: 把自己定位为一个勤奋的人, reliable worker puts you in good standing for full-time hiring consideration.

实习技巧2: 积极主动地工作, 注意细节, 倾听并接受批评, 自愿参加特殊项目.

实习技巧3: You’ll meet the first people in your professional network. 和他们保持联系.


You are passionate about what you want to study for a reason. 让它驱动你. Immerse yourself in as many real-world, hands-on learning experiences as possible. Try new things, push and practice your skills. 

混合 & match any of the following to create your own journey.


Career-shaping opportunities with companies large and small in Des Moines and beyond. 尽早并经常实习以获得成功.


Work on and off campus to answer big-picture questions that matter in the real world.


测试理论. 测试模型. Build leadership and essential power skills.


Already have a job and want to practice the skills you are learning in class with your current employer? Chair a committee, propose a study or provide a new theory to enhance operations for example. 


不仅仅是勤工俭学的任务. Embrace a leadership role as a valuable member of the campus community. Work side-by-side with faculty and mentor your peers.


做出改变 by connecting your talents with community needs. AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity or a Wesley Service Scholarship to name a few!


Each year study abroad opportunities and locations change. There is always a new location or culture to explore.


合作. 做出改变. 提出大问题. 找到真正的答案. 例子包括:DNA Origami, 医疗伦理, restoration of prairies or farmers to improve agricultural practices to name a few!


Travel near or far to put your education to work. Previous trips have included Washington D.C., 丹佛, 达拉斯, 纽约, 旧金山, 芝加哥, 伦敦, 米兰, 中国, 以色列, 卢旺达, 厄瓜多尔和泰国. 目的地无穷无尽.

探索 & 成长

Study abroad to expand your understanding of the world, 学会欣赏其他文化, look at your own culture with a fresh perspective and gain a new sense of self-confidence. Led by professors and open to all students regardless of major. Go to Chile, Germany, Tahiti and beyond! 



在一次探索ship, you’ll learn firsthand there are different types of leadership skills needed for different purposes. 辅导和指导, 团队建设与协作, directing to bring a vision to reality and being a role model ... 都在SC体验过.

研究的好处1: 理解研究过程, 如何解决问题, developing skills to interpret results and the ability to analyze data.

研究2:受益 Understanding that assertions require supporting evidence and understanding how knowledge is constructed.

好处3:研究 Learning to work independently, gaining self-confidence and building a tolerance for obstacles.


  • “这是我做过的最好的决定.”
  • “最好的教师和员工!”
  • “SC成就了今天的我.”
  • “SC拓展了我作为一个个体的能力.”
  • “那是我生命中最美好的时光.”
  • “教授们关心我.”
  • “终极的大学体验.”
  • “我交到了一生的朋友,我很珍惜他们.”
  • “在国外的时光改变了我的整个世界.”


Students, faculty and community partners – it’s a win-win!


SERVICE LEARNING in and out of the classroom can benefit you academically, 在个人生活和职业. 例如:

  • 按照信念和价值观行动
  • 培养批判性思维能力
  • 培养解决问题的能力
  • 增进对不同文化的理解
  • Learn about social issues and their causes
  • 与社区成员联系 
  • Test out your skills, interests and values in a potential career path


SERVICE LEARNING can benefit faculty by influencing how they construct their class and how they teach curriculum. 例如:

  • 鼓励互动式教学方法
  • 为课堂讨论添加新的见解
  • 引领新的研究方向
  • Help develop students’ leadership skills
  • 提供网络的机会
  • Provide firsthand knowledge of community issues


SERVICE LEARNING can benefit communities and community members by adding additional human resources to achieve organizational goals. 例如:

  • 提高公众对关键问题的认识
  • 结合青年 
  • Prepare today’s students to be future civic leaders
  • Add new energy, enthusiasm in support of organizational goals
  • Add new perspectives in support of organization goals