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For over 20 years, Humanities Out There has promoted service learning and public engagement at UCI.

Humanities Out There supports community-focused projects through its partnerships with local arts and cultural institutions. In building bridges to local and regional publics, H.O.T. seeks to cultivate new relationships and create new conversations between academic and non-academic institutions while also fostering the intellectual, professional, and civic growth of its student participants  through undergraduate and graduate programs.

Humanities Out There
The H.O.T. Practicum gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a museum setting through an internship at the Bowers Kidseum located in downtown Santa Ana. Led by a Humanities Out There Teaching Fellow, students enrolled in Humanities 195 work collaboratively to make a significant impact on the children they work with by assisting with art projects, developing literacy activities, and much more.

The Public Fellows Program provides PhD students in the Humanities with the opportunity to contribute to program development, research, and communications at local arts and cultural institutions, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, OC Parks, and the Laguna Art Museum. Public Fellows make meaningful contributions to partner organizations while exploring new career pathways outside of academia.

For more information about Humanities Out There, contact Amanda Jeanne Swain, Humanities Commons Executive Director, at ajswain@uci.edu or 949-824-1948