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The Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal helps students discover internships and other hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

Learn By Doing

UC San Diego is committed to delivering an educational experience that develops students who are capable of solving problems, leading, and innovating in a diverse and interconnected world. Strengthening the connection between academic and high-impact, co-curricular experiences is one way to achieve this goal.


Engaged Learning ToolsThe REAL Portal is part of the suite of Engaged Learning Tools (ELTs), a suite of tools that helps you discover, capture, review and share your experiences. To learn more about the suite of tools, including the Enhanced Electronic Transcript and Co-Curricular Record, visit