Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.23
Liaison Brian Webb
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Houghton College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Webb
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Immerse yourself in the East African experience – the culture, people, and environment – for a semester unlike any other. Houghton’s East Africa semester in Kenya will challenge you – to engage other cultures, experience life in community, explore God’s creation, and enrich your faith. Gather wild honey alongside Dorobo hunter gatherers, and live with a Kenyan family. Practice your Swahili with merchants and villagers at the market, and volunteer with local youth to teach them about environmental sustainability. Climb dormant volcanoes, witness the grandeur of savannahs lined with elephants and giraffe, and study marine ecology on the Indian Ocean. Stargaze with friends under the vast African sky and worship around the campfire.


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