Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU 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:

Study Abroad Program: Switzerland Geneva Global Governance, Economic Development & Human Rights (Summer)

Global governance is a complex and dynamic process through which public, private, and civil society actors having different, and sometimes conflicting, interests and perspectives seek to address common issues and problems. This intensive program critically examines contemporary global governance structures and efforts with a particular focus on achieving economic development that is environmentally sound and socially inclusive. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the many different roles that states, inter-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations play in global governance in the early parts of the 21st century.

Study Abroad Program: SEA Semester at Woods Hole (Fall & Spring Semester)

Sea Education Association (SEA) is an internationally recognized leader in field-based environmental education at sea. For over 40 years, they have educated undergraduates about the world’s oceans through their Boston University–accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester®. SEA is based on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. From Woods Hole, students depart for destinations across the globe. Available academic programs for Boston University students include but are not limited to: Climate & Society, Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, Oceans & Climate, and Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures
& Ecosystems


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