Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mieke Berg
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

All students are provided with a London Oyster Travelcard for Zones 1 - 2 on the Underground, unlimited (zoneless) travel on London busses. These travelcards are replaceable if lost or stolen and utilizing public transport is highlighted during Student Orientation as the preferred mode of transportation.

Any academic related travel outside of Zone 2 is financially covered by FIE as students are expected to utilize public transport. Faculty is provided with additional funds for students to "top up" their Oyster cards for any additional travel costs incurred; when traveling together as a class or group, faculty always use public transport and often public transportation stations are used as the group meeting place.

Students who are participating in a FIE organized internship are also encouraged to use public transportation. Any students who are placed in internships outside of Zone 2 are able to and encouraged to claim travel reimbursement from FIE for a "top up" on their Oyster cards. In 2016, only 7% of FIE's internship placements were outside of Zone 2 and therefore required additional funds for students to continue to utilize their provided public transportation card.

All FIE organized extra-curricular (social) events that include transportation use public transportation when possible (e.g. trains to/from Wales). Students are encouraged to use public transportation as instructions emailed to students include local transport links (underground, bus stops) in the directions.

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) ---
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means ---
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Transport for London travelcards (Oysters) are provided to all students for the duration of their program dates; additionally, students are encouraged to "top up" these cards for any travel outside of the covered zones (1 - 2 on the Underground, all zones on busses).

Arrival and departure information provided to students highlight the public transportation links to London airports (coaches, busses, the Underground and trains) and encourage students to travel in groups, when possible, if using cabs or private transportation.

FIE maintains an account with Green Tomato Cars, a local ethical car company (http://www.greentomatocars.com/en-uk/). FIE staff utilise this company when responding to student emergencies and students are provided with this company's contact info when information regarding cabs/taxis is requested.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.