Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Darcy Coughlan
Associate Director
Sustain Coastal
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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:
Coastal Carolina University has more than 1,500 internship opportunities available to students. An example of one of the sustainability focused internships would be working with the United Nations Georgetown RISE Youth Corps. The United Nations Georgetown RISE Youth Corps initiative is a high impact, transformative learning program centered on giving students real life skills and experiences in Georgetown County with an integrated teaching/learning component that links county goals to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Youth Corps is intended to contribute to our industry and public institutions, and also to inspire a new generation of professionals in our county to live, work, and play here. Students will work on a project or internship in the county as designated by county leaders, public and private, for a pre-specified amount of credits that fit within their curriculum. This would be combined with a class led by CCU instructor(s) with special lectures from county leaders on sustainable development and coastal resilience. The Marine Science major also has several sustainability-based internships, including Lynnhaven River NOW. This internship involves making Virginia Beach a cleaner and healthier waterway. Their goals are to identify and reduce water contamination and educate and engage the community and partner organizations in restoring and protecting the Virginia waterways. They also have a goal of restoring lost habitats of oyster reefs, salt marshes, native plants to help filter the polluted runoff.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.coastal.edu/georgetownrise/ourwork/ https://sites.google.com/view/georgetown-rise-internships/about https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/who-we-are/ https://www.coastal.edu/internships/

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