Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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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:
Sustainability through Holistic Understanding - San Juan, Puerto Rico. This Alternative Break immersion and service trip takes place during spring break in March. This trip focuses on the sustainability of a community through service projects that include developing infrastructure, organic food production, rain water management, and natural building projects/permaculture.

There are also numerous other, study abroad programs, and trips including alternative breaks, etc

The LMU Semester in Bonn Science Program is for science majors in primarily their sophomore or junior year. The Bonn Science Program allows students to progress in their science major and core curriculum courses in a country that has a long history of significant scientific achievement as well as one at the cutting edge of creating sustainable communities. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important scientific work being carried out in Germany and the European Union in the fields of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, and health and human science while also experiencing and learning about German lifestyle and culture.

The Center for Asian Business organizes a course each summer called “Global Sustainability: Challenges and Prospects in East Asia” that takes a close look at what’s happening in business strategy today through the ‘lens’ of sustainability. Management Professor Ivan Montiel and Center for Asian Business Director Yongsun Paik accompanied 25 juniors and seniors to Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan from May 10 – 25 to learn about environmental and sustainability practices in East Asia. The course explored corporate sustainability challenges and opportunities in a global context with a particular emphasis on East Asian countries. Twenty-four hours of instruction was taught during the spring semester before students traveled overseas. Highlights from a week in Korea included a scavenger hunt in Seoul, a walking tour of Songdo, a lecture at a startup, a tour of Nami Island, and company visits to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Samsung Innovation Center and Kia.

Highlights from a week in Japan included a scavenger hunt in Tokyo, social hour with local Japanese students, a guest lecture by Dr. Okada on corporate social responsibility, and company visits to NTT Docomo HQ, Minato Incineration Plant and NEC Showroom.

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