J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

The J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World helps students identify and pursue opportunities outside of the classroom, and to better articulate the value of these opportunities as part of a Holy Cross education. 

Experiential learning — the process of learning by doing — is an essential element of a liberal arts education; it transforms students from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers. It also helps students to adjust their trajectory through college, as hands-on experiences provide feedback about their vocational aspirations. 

The J.D. Power Center is the central hub for experiential learning at Holy Cross. Whether it is an internship, a community-based learning course, or a research project, each Holy Cross student should be looking for opportunities to move their education off campus, and to integrate the classroom with the global community.


A number of offices at Holy Cross are ready to connect you to experiential learning opportunities.


Learn more about hands-on learning opportunities at Holy Cross, and how you can get involved.


The director of the J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World is eager to help connect your classroom experience to the world.

student working in a greenhouse
Create Your Own Project

Holy Cross invites students to "set the world on fire" by providing them with funds to match their questions to the world’s needs.

a student shaking the hand of J.D. Power '53
Our Namesake

The J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World is made possible by the family foundation of J.D. Power '53, a pioneer in consumer research and information, whose support significantly expands experiential learning opportunities for Holy Cross students.

J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World News

Class of 2023 Washington Semester Program students pose on the steps of the Capitol in fall 2021.
Inside the Lifelong Impact of Holy Cross’ Unique Washington Semester Program
People — not policy — lie at the heart of the seminal program, now celebrating its 50th anniversary
Rudy Antoncic '22 is sworn in remotely as a U.S. Federal Government Pathways intern.
Holy Cross Students Continue Experiential Learning in a Remote Semester
Undeterred by the pandemic, nearly 50 students this spring found fulfilling experiential learning opportunities through the College's J.D. Power Center and other programs
J.D. Power III ’53, P93 Remembered For Business Success, Support of Learning Beyond the Classroom
James David “Dave” Power III died Sunday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 89. He was a great champion and benefactor of Holy Cross, and his generosity enabled the creation of the College’s J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts …