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Submission Date Jan. 25, 2011
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Earlham College
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jay Roberts
Assistant Professor of Education; Director Wilderness Programs
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A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

The New Zealand semester program is an interdisciplinary off-campus program with an emphasis in environmental studies. New Zealand's unique biogeography, progressive land management policies, and cultural dynamics make it an ideal location to examine the complexity and interrelatedness of environmental problems and challenges. With a combination of academic coursework and experiential field study, the program immerses students in the landscapes and communities of New Zealand's north and south islands.

Study and exploration of a variety of
cultural identities and contexts
Co-sponsored by the International Programs Office and the Wilderness Program at Earlham, the New Zealand Semester will involve academic coursework in natural and cultural history and modern environmental issues as well as experiential learning in the form of service learning, outdoor education excursions such as hiking, canoeing, and sea kayaking, and an emphasis on self-reflection and community building. Just as environmental problem-solving cannot be reduced to one field of inquiry, the New Zealand semester will purposefully engage students holistically and encourage the development of multiple ways of knowing and learning.

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