Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

IES students majoring in any of our six degree programs may complete one semester studying environmental science/studies, theology, and/or philosophy at the Newman Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. This program provides students an introductory look at Swedish environmental practice and policy, while providing in-depth study and discussion opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to combine their classroom experience with on-site visits to a variety of organizations practicing in the field including: Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA), the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Stockholm Resilience Center, and more. Additional excursions throughout Sweden and Europe will further students’ understanding of international environmental practices. The Newman Institute is the first Jesuit university to be founded in Sweden, and the first Catholic college to be accredited since the Reformation in the sixteenth century. The academic programs are small and flexible so that students have a personalized learning experience.


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We have many other immersive experiences.
Here is a program at our Vietnam Center: https://www.luc.edu/vietnam/academics/environmentalchallengesfacingourworldvietnamandtheenvironment/

Here is a program that takes place at our Retreat and Ecology Campus: https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/academics/summersessions/lurecsummersessions/

In this list of January and Spring programs you can see multiple (ENVS 364 Costa Rica, ENVS 340 Belize, ENVS 345 Peru) https://www.luc.edu/studyabroad/j-termandspringbreaklocations/

For Graduate students there are multiple on this list (MARK 561, INFS 799)
https://www.luc.edu/studyabroad/travelregistrationforgraduatestudents/

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