Field Period®

Real-World Experience. Starting Year One.

    • Something Great Every Year

      During every one of your undergraduate years here, you get to embark on a self-designed, off-campus experience. At Keuka College, we call it Field Period.

    • Choose Your Path

      Some Field Period experiences are like traditional internships. Others aren't: Travel. Cultural immersions. Community service. Spiritual exploration. It’s up to you.

    • Test the Waters

      Field Period lets you fine-tune your interests, make sure you’re happy with your major, and try new fields & career paths. The best part? You can explore and still graduate on time.

    • Lots & Lots of Support

      Your professors, the staff in our Center for Experiential Learning, and even our worldwide network of more than 11,000 alumni are here to lend support every step of the way.

    • Rack Up Skills

      Field Period gives you the chance to gain skills in the real-world. That means you'll be at a huge advantage for whatever career or graduate program comes next.

    • Explore the World

      A Field Period can be in your hometown or on the other side of the world. The choice is yours, and the College even has scholarships to help cover the costs of travel.

At Keuka College, you don't wait until graduation to gain real-world experience.

Field Period in Action

Jadine and Brannon collaborated with Sam Castner, instructor of art, to create an amazing, 30' metal entrance for Fox Run Vineyards.

Keuka College professors and alumni can open incredible doors for you. See what brought Mike and Jose to the world-famous Watkins Glen International.

What's it like to organize a TEDx conference? Kelly helped pull a conference together for her Field Period®.

What happens when nursing, occupational therapy, and social work students get together and travel to the Dominican Republic? See the inspiration and the takeaways of an interdisciplinary Field Period®.

Discover Field Period

At Keuka College, the only limit is your imagination.


Ask our Graduates

Every year, we survey our most recent class six months after they graduate to see how Field Period helped them. Here's what our most recent respondents shared:


are either working full-time or in graduate school.


say that Field Period was important in assisting with their career development.


of employers with Field Period students said they would recommend Field Period to other employers.


of those who indicated they used Career Services said they were well prepared for the job search process.

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