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UC San Diego

The Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal offers research, internship, international, service learning, entrepreneurial, leadership, and other co-curricular opportunities that help students build real-world skills by applying knowledge gained in the classroom.

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.

Discover opportunities 
Along with the REAL Portal, there are opportunities all around campus that you can get involved with. Click discover to search for other opportunities.

Engaged Learning Tools

The 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, Co-Curricular Record, and Portfolium, visit