Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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:

Colgate offers a series of Extended Study opportunities which provide an immersive experience for students. As participants in an extended study, students attend class together for the full semester, then travel with the faculty member teaching the course to continue the study on location for 2-3 additional weeks. Extended study opportunities at Colgate that are sustainability-focused take students to:
Uganda (ENST 333 - Environment and Community Health in Africa: A Case Study in Rural Uganda)
Norway (ENST 336E - Renewable Energy: Research and Implementation)
Costa Rica (BIOL 332E - Tropical Ecology)
Australia (GEOG/PCON 327 - Australia's Stolen Generations focuses on aboriginal people and their biogeography in Western Australia)
Bangladesh (ECON 239 - The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Economic Development)
Chile (https://www.colgate.edu/news/stories/new-extended-study-chile-connects-campus-climate-initiative)

Colgate also offers two sustainability-related semester-long off-campus study opportunities in:
Australia (https://offcampusstudy.colgate.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10015)

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Given the nature of the courses and the rich resources of the Santa Fe area, it is an excellent program for students interested in environmental studies (including environmental injustice, alternative energy, water management, biodiversity), public health, education, creative writing, art, anthropology, and archaeology.


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