Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Megan Curtis-Murphy
Submission Date May 28, 2021
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Northeastern University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Casey Shetterly
Special Projects - 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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Northeastern University integrates immersive experience into its educational format through its Coop program. Undergraduates who choose not to pursue co-op are required to fulfill Northeastern’s experiential learning requirements by participating in at least one of the following: research, service learning, or study abroad programs.

Three Seas Program provides students the opportunity to study marine biology in three distinct environments at three world-renowned research facilities in New England, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest. An internship in the field and independent research project provide the capstone to the fifteen-month graduate program. It is also available to undergraduate students and provides an opportunity to formulate independent scientific discovery in three distinct ecosystems.

Dialogue of Civilizations programs are faculty-led programs that focus on critical issues facing students and their peers at both the local and global levels. Students typically spend around 30 days in-country with a faculty leader from Northeastern University, learning about a specific topic or course subject in a chosen location. Many options include sustainability focused subjects while others are inclusive due the activities and interactions scheduled. Examples include Energy/Engineering in Iceland and Education in Ghana.

SEI is Northeastern University’s hub for social entrepreneurship, housed in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Rooted in the study of sustainable, enterprise-based solutions to global poverty, SEI aims to educate social business leaders through coursework, cooperative education, international field studies, on-campus student organizations, and service-learning programs. Students have the opportunity to pursue a Social Entrepreneurship Track within the Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration (business majors), or an interdisciplinary minor (all majors).

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