Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

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

The Sustainable Development program, a theme of the Washington Semester program is a unique course of study that combines an engaging seminar, visits with numerous activists and leaders, study of strategies to achieve change, and valuable interactions among students. Students learn about key actors in the global community, study specific issues such as education, inequality, the Sustainable Development Goals, social entrepreneurship and public/private partnerships, conservation and climate change.

The Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) 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. This experience is part of a duel degree program to combine the perspectives of environmentalism in the North and South.

AU offers several sustainability-focused immersion experiences through Alternative Breaks (Spring Break, Winter Break, and Summer) in themes of sustainable development, conservation, environmental film making, social justice, environmental justice, food security, women's empowerment, and public health.


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