Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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Oregon State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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:

Several OSU study abroad programs focus on sustainability as a core program element, and several more examine an issue using sustainability as a lens. These programs include:
CIEE: Bonaire, Southern Caribbean (Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation)
CIEE Australia: Ecology, Conservation & sustainability
CIEE Brazil: Sustanability in Brazil ( Environmental & sustainability sciences)
CIEE China: Sustainability in China (Environmental, cultural & Economic Sustainability)
CIEE Costa Rica: Sustainability in Costa Rica (sustainability & the environment)
CIEE South Africa: Sustainability in South Africa (sustainability & community)
FOR: Managing Forest Resources & Ecosystem Services in Australia and New Zealand
OSU: Antarctica - Ecotourism and Marine Life
OSU: Chile, Chillán (Agricultural and Natural Resources in Chile)
SIT: Australia, Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology, Queensland
SIT Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology
SIT Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
SIT Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
SIT Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
SIT Tanzania: Zanzibar - Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development
SIT Ecology and Community-based Natural Resource Management
SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
SFS Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies
SFS Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies
SFS panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies
SFS Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies

The following is a complete listing of current offerings that include elements of sustainability:
*Multiple Countries
SEA Semester
OSU Faculty-led: The Forest Sector’s Contribution to Sustainability of the Built Environment in Alpine Europe

CIEE: Australia, Perth - Murdoch University
OSU: Australia, New South Wales - Charles Sturt University (Exchange)
IFSA-Butler: Australia, Brisbane - University of Queensland
IE3 Global: Australia, Queensland - James Cook University
IFSA-Butler: Australia, Sydney - University of Sydney

OSU Faculty-led: The Forest Sector’s Contribution to Sustainability of the Built Environment in Alpine Europe

CIEE: Botswana, Gaborone

CIEE: Brazil, Sao Paulo
SIT: Brazil, Fortaleza

OSU Faculty-led: Agricultural and Natural Resources in Chile
OSU Faculty-led: Mountains to the Sea: Ecosystems of Chile

CIEE: China, Shanghai
CIEE: China, Beijing

Costa Rica
CIEE: Costa Rica, Monteverde
IFSA-Butler: Costa Rica, Heredia - Universidad Nacional
API: Costa Rica, San Jose
SFS: Costa Rica, Atenas

OSU Faculty-led: L'Environnment French Style (France)

CIEE: Germany, Berlin

OSU Faculty-led: Household Energy in Guatemala - Technology, Environment & Society

API: Italy, Florence - Lorenzo de Medici
OSU Faculty-led: The Forest Sector’s Contribution to Sustainability of the Built Environment in Alpine Europe
OSU Faculty-led: Information and Global Social Justice: Italy

OSU Faculty-led: Oil Palms to Orangutans - Forest Conservation in Borneo (Malaysia)

IE3 Global: Mexico, Querétaro

CIEE: Netherlands, Amsterdam

New Zealand
IFSA-Butler: New Zealand, Christchurch - University of Canterbury
OSU: New Zealand, Lincoln - Lincoln University (Exchange)

SFS: Panama, Bocas del Toro

SFS: Peru, Andes-Amazon region

Puerto Rico
OSU Faculty-led: Service Learning: Exploring Food Security and Sustainability on a Tropical Island (Puerto Rico)

CIEE: Senegal, Dakar

OSU Faculty-led: The Forest Sector’s Contribution to Sustainability of the Built Environment in Alpine Europe

South Africa
CIEE: South Africa, Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch University

API: Spain, Barcelona

CIEE: Sweden, Uppsala

SIT: Switzerland, Geneva
OSU Faculty-led: The Forest Sector’s Contribution to Sustainability of the Built Environment in Alpine Europe

SIT: Tanzania, Zanzibar
CIEE: Tanzania, Iringa
SFS: Tanzania

CIEE: Thailand, Khon Kaen

Turks and Caicos
SFS: Turks and Caicos Islands

SIT: Uganda, Kampala
OSU Faculty-led: Social Entrepreneurship in Uganda

United Kingdom
IFSA-Butler: Scotland, Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
OSU: Wales, Bangor (Exchange)
IFSA-Butler: Northern Ireland, Belfast - Queen's University Belfast

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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