Everyone knows that college is supposed to be an intellectually enriching experience. But did you know that your regular courses are just one way to engage your mind? NC State offers a number of immersive educational opportunities that allow you to learn outside the classroom, whether it’s in a laboratory, a residential setting or a community of peers who have goals and aspirations similar to yours. When you put down the books and step outside your door, you unlock a whole new area of intellectual experience that teaches you things you can’t learn any other way. Here are some excellent ways for you to engage your mind.