Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Scott Doyle
Energy Management and 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?:

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

IC offers several sustainability-focused immersive programs. One example in Costa Rica is a program where students stay in ecotourism lodges in the beautiful locations of Alajuela, Altamira, Monteverde, Tárcoles, and the Osa Peninsula while learning about sustainable ecotourism practices that protect biodiversity and natural resources, use alternative energy and organic methods, and support local communities. With leadership from certified Costa Rican guides, students hike through La Amistad International Park and experience tropical vegetation, wildlife, and primary and secondary rainforests. They then take a chocolate tour and learn about sustainable agriculture in the tropics, kayak through mangrove forests in the Osa Peninsula, observe tropical plants and wildlife by the Pacific Ocean at Manuel Antonio National Park, and hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and tour the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges.

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