Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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:

The CWRU Office of Education Abroad & School of Engineering offer a 2-week long course (EECS 342i) called "Engineering: Global Issues, Health, and Sustainability in India." This is a 3-credit experiential course that takes place in May and is designed to bring together social work, technical project assessment, and project implementation in developing communities. Examples of project topics include water & sanitation, energy, agriculture, empowerment, and health.

The CWRU Center for Civic Engagement & Learning directly coordinates an international Alternative Break destination to Nicaragua. Students travel to a rural, coastal community near the town of Chinandega and work with a nonprofit organization called Waves of Hope. Service projects include facilitating activities with the local school, helping to improve community infrastructure through basic construction projects, and working on afterschool projects with a local youth group. The trip provides students with a unique immersion experience that will allow them to better understand Nicaraguan culture and history, while exploring topics related to rural community development and sustainability. There are several other similar programs to travel to a variety of countries on a revolving semi-annual basis.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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