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Covering New Ground

Unity College is breaking away from the traditional college classroom experience. We have always been leaders in hands-on, real-world, immersive education, and now we’re taking it a step further with TERRAIN. Due to COVID-19, TERRAIN is scheduled to relaunch Fall 2021.

Experience college in a whole new way

TERRAIN is our signature expeditionary education model for undergraduate students created to develop their resumes and start professional networking through primary research, fieldwork, and certifications at Unity College. Rather than a traditional college experience of five unrelated courses per semester, TERRAIN offers credit-bearing modules that provide career-relevant learning in one inclusive course.
TERRAIN is ideal both for students who already know what they want to study, as well as those who still need to explore their career options, without adding more years to complete their degree.

TERRAIN is Integrated Learning

Learners benefit most when they can connect and use new ideas and skills in many settings. TERRAIN blends traditional Living Learning Communities with the Expeditionary Learning model to create Expeditionary Communities where cohorts of students share academic experiences and projects in addition to social and recreational opportunities centered around a theme or challenge. In Expeditionary Communities, students will

  • Sit with guest speakers and field experts in the residence hall lounge while exploring ideas they’re curious about.
  • Participate in multi-day excursions in locations across the state and country to put new knowledge into practice.
  • Work with tutors to strengthen skills and refine products.
  • Develop and practice leadership skills. Whether it’s on the athletic field, in a campus club, or debating a concept across the dining room table, TERRAIN is designed to give students the confidence to develop skills that will carry over into everyday life as well as professional settings.
  • Collaborate with others in the Expeditionary Community to explore issues, tackle challenges, and communicate ideas across academic, professional, and social contexts.