Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.35
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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Belmont University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

Students in the Environmental Science major have the opportunity to experience a sustainability immersive experience, depending on the type of internship they complete. All students in the ENV major are required to complete an internship experience, but these vary depending on the student’s interest.

Tropical Biodiversity, Conservation & Sustainability - Based at the University of Georgia's Costa Rica campus in San Luis de Monteverde in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica and short stays at other sites around the country, this program exposes science and non-science majors to biology and environmental science concepts that cannot be accessed during a typical semester in one of the world's most diverse ecological settings.

Mission Activities:
San Francisco, CA: urban ministry, inner-city gardening and youth development
New York, NY: urban ministry, hunger relief and food distribution, after-school activities
Chicago, IL: community development, urban gardening and poverty
Washington, DC: homelessness, urban hunger and poverty
Antigua, Guatemala: primary medical screening for migrant coffee plantation workers

Spring Break immersion 2016:
Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA: wilderness immersion, trail maintenance, etc. (this is a pack-in, pack-out experience that isn’t, strictly speaking, Leave No Trace, but it’s about as close as can be and is run by the NPS).
Austin, TX: urban ministry, urban gardening
Antigua, Guatemala: primary medical screening for migrant coffee plantation workers
Chicago, IL: community development, urban gardening and poverty
E. Kentucky, USA: Appalachian immersion focused on housing and construction (not sure how “sustainable” we can claim the focus of that one to be).

The College of Health Sciences has a specially developed Inter-professional Education immersion experiences for 1st and 2nd year graduate students focused on professional respect and collaboration, patient safety and clear communication.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
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