Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Makayla Bonney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Makayla Bonney
Assistant Director
Sustain IU
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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:

Indiana University offers many partnership programs with countries overseas that incorporate semester abroad experiences, or a split class where half the term is held at IU and the other half in a chosen country.

Examples of partnership programs that are sustainability focused include: an Environmental Studies Summer Program in China that examines the environmental issues China and Southeast Asia currently face (https://iabroad.iu.edu/istart/controllers/ovst/InquiryEngine.cfm?serviceid=ProgramSearchProvider), a sustainable agriculture and service learning course in Jamaica, an Environmental Studies and Sustainability program in Freiburg, Germany (http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/freiburg-environmental-studies-sustainability), and a program in Quito, Ecuador exploring the ecological diversity in the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands (http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/quito). Many SPEA study abroad programs offer sustainability focused programs focused on conservation and sustainability management in the Caribbean, environmental management in South Africa, and development in Uganda (https://spea.indiana.edu/student-experience/overseas/summer/index.html).

Additionally, many IU Alternative Spring Break experiences focus on sustainability themes. https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/student-life-learning/community-engagement/alternative-break/experiences.shtml

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
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