Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.22
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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Guilford College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Daniel Diaz
Interim Director/ International Student Advisor
Study Abroad Office
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:
In April 2009, the Environmental Studies Program of Guilford College was selected as one of the few colleges to receive a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. One of the core purposes of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is to “preserve and promote the environment.” The funds will be used to support merit-based student scholarships for study abroad and internship opportunities that demonstrate values and interest for the environment. Approved study abroad centers for Cargill scholars are EcoQuest in New Zealand and School for Field Studies.

Also there has been an expansion on the international program opportunities that focus on sustainability and the environment. Programs include: http://isdsi.org/ Guilford faculty will serve as an advisor for the program as the College now serves as the school of record. This will include site visits to Thailand and faculty involvement with the program.

The Cape Fear River Basin Seminar and IDS class takes a holistic view of how each of us effect the quality of water downstream. We all drink downstream of somewhere.

The Brunnenburg Study Abroad class allows students the opportunity to work on a sustainable farm while living in a med-evil castle. Students learn about sustainable food systems in the Brunnenburg region.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
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