About the ODA Field Experience

The ODA academic model emphasizes thoughtful, mutually beneficial partnerships with local community organizations. Our students gain real-world skills and experiences by developing first as responsible, respectful volunteers capable of making meaningful contributions; we then seek partnerships with businesses and non-profits with the capacity to develop high-value skills within their workforce.

Field experiences are integrated into the ODA curriculum, receiving ongoing time and support from ODA staff to ensure that students and community partners alike are positioned to succeed.