Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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Colorado State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
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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?:

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 Institute for the Built Environment at CSU offers 'Intro to Sustainable Design and Construction,' a 3 credit course in Costa Rica as a partnership with the University of Costa Rica. The 10-day course is offered to students and practitioners in interior design, construction management, business, landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, sustainability and related disciplines. This course is offered through the departments of Interior Design and Construction management. The course focuses on energy, healthy buildings, water efficiency, sustainable materials, solar design, and environmental topics pertinent to the sustainable practices affecting the built environment. Program participants gain knowledge about best green practices through experiential learning, field trips, and co-learning among diverse disciplines at an acclaimed eco-tourism demonstration site. http://www.cm.chhs.colostate.edu/students/professional/travel-study-abroad.aspx

CSU also offers a whole range of Sustainability Focused Alternative Spring Breaks: http://www.slce.colostate.edu/alternative-breaks.aspx

Global Community Engagement in Nicaragua - This CSU faculty-led one-credit winter break program provides a context for students to understand how Fair Trade impacts the people of Nicaragua. Through guest lectures, local site visits, and short excursions, this program focuses on the economic, political, and social issues related to Fair Trade as it exists in Nicaragua. Participants in this course have the opportunity to learn more about community development through international travel and exploration of local cultures. https://studioabroad.colostate.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11437

Engineers without Borders, Peace Corp Grad Program - EWB-USA partners with developing communities in over 45 countries across the world. This membership consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, health, anthropology and business. EWB-USA members make up over 225 chapters located throughout the USA. Through its projects, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective. In addition, these projects provide much needed assitance for basic services in host countries. https://www.engr.colostate.edu/ewb/

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