Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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Champlain College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laurie Quinn
Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Academic Affairs
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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:

Cor331 - Down to the River: The Peruvian Amazon from source to sink. This two-week travel course follows the Peruvian Amazon River from its headwaters in Andean highlands to its outfall in the tropical lowlands of Iquitos. In keeping with the themes of its prerequisite Cor 330, we will experience and study the human and ecological communities of these highly specialized places and how they have intersected in the past and present. The dramatic variation in landscape, ecology, and culture, provides an excellent opportunity to explore how mountain and river communities provide for themselves and plan for the future in the face of a changing climate and globalizing modernity.

EHS 495 - INT’L SERVICE INTERNSHIP: THE GAMBIA: This course allows Education & Human Studies majors to partake in international service internship placements. The course includes a four-week trip to The Gambia, a small but thriving country in western Africa. The international setting facilitates learning around cultural sensitivity and global awareness.

Center for Service & Sustainability Service Trips: The Center for Service & Sustainability organizes several service trips throughout the year that take groups of students to different communities to learn and volunteer. We have organized trips to four different continents and over eight different countries, as well as domestic service trips throughout the United States. Some of our previous trip destinations include Entebbe, Uganda; Charesca, Nicaragua; Bagamoyo, Tanzania; Monroe, North Carolina; and Apopka, Florida. While on these trips students perform direct service in response to community needs and learn about issues such as hunger, homelessness, access to healthcare, education systems and poverty as they relate to the community they are visiting.
www.champlain.edu/servicetrips


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