Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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California State University, Bakersfield
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Sanchez
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

CSUB Division of Extended Education and Global Outreach (EEGO) offers various study-abroad programs through a partnership between CSU Bakersfield and the host college. There is a wide selection of programs available that engage students in various sustainability topics, including environmental sciences, renewable energy, energy and environmental politics, sustainable agriculture, and more. The programs offered range from two weeks to a full semester in length.

The sustainability course options for the 2017 to 2018 academic year include six countries, thirteen colleges and universities, and multiple programs within the institutions.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Semester Options:
Germany
HS Osnabruk: Offering courses in Environmental Sciences
HS Karlsruhe: Offering courses in renewable Energy Studies
University of Osnabruk: Offering courses in Environmental Systems Sciences
HS Rhine Waal: Offering courses in Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness, Environment
and Energy
HFT Stuttgart: Offering courses in Environmental Resource Management
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences: Offering courses in Renewable Energy

The Netherlands
Radboud University: Offering courses in Environment and Society Studies/Human
Geography

Norway
University of Stavanger: Offering courses in Energy and Environmental Politics
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences: Offering courses in From Mountain to
Fjord (Climate Change, and Geology and ecology of Western Norway)

Denmark
University of Southern Denmark: Offering courses in Environmental and Resource
Management and Environmental Engineering

Spain
University del Pais Vasco: Offering courses in Geography and Land Use, Geomatics and
Topography Engineering, Environmental Sciences, and Renewable Energies
Engineering

Japan
Tokyo University: Offering courses in Environmental Resource Management
Kobe College: Offering courses in Environmental Sciences

Summer Options:
HS Osnabruk (Germany): A course on “Sustainability and Innovation in Engineering and
Planning: key technologies and their impact on environment and society” (May 9 – June
14)
Website: https://www.hs-osnabrueck.de/en/study/study-offerings/international/summer-
and-winter-programs/international-study-program/

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands): Courses on Sustainable
Housing, Gender Equality, Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa, Global Trends,
Human Rights and Human Security, and Inclusive Education (2 weeks with the option of
doing another 2 weeks)
Website: https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/programmes/other-courses/the-hague-
summer-school-eng/during-the-programme

University of Southern Denmark (Denmark): Engineering for Sustainability (August 12-26)
Website: https://www.sdu.dk/en/uddannelse/sdu_summer_school/engineering_and_science_summer_school/environmental_engineering

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