Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

AU offers several sustainability-focused immersion experiences. First, the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development masters degree through the School of International Service sends students to Costa Rica for one year to conduct hands-on sustainability projects and attend the University of Peace. Second, students in the Practice of Environmentalism course take a 10-day research trip to the Galapagos Islands with faculty from three disciplines—environmental science, environmental policy, and film. Finally, the university offers several sustainability-focused Alternative Spring Breaks including a trip to Guatemala which focuses on rebuilding communities in the wake of crises, with specific attention paid to defending human rights and environmental justice.

The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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