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Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

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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?:
Yes

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

Several OSU study abroad programs focus on sustainability as a core program element, and several more examine an issue using sustainability as a lens.

One example of such programs is the IE3 Global Internship: Zero Waste Field Studies. This program lasts one term, and it applies a holistic approach to the sustainable development of communities and environmental stewardship via research, educational outreach, ecotourism, and community initiatives. Students explore creative and applied solutions to the effects of climate change, particularly as it relates to community development and education, ecotourism, and farming.

The following is a complete listing of current offerings that include elements of sustainability (descriptions and explicit focus of each program can be found in the link provided at the end):

Argentina:
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Buenos Aires

Australia:
OSU Exchange: Macquarie University
IE3 Global Internship: Renewable Energy & Engineering
IE3 Global: Deakin University
IE3 Global: James Cook University
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Australia - Watersheds of the Wet Tropics
SIT Study Abroad Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology
IFSA - University of Sydney
IFSA - University of Queensland
IFSA - Griffith University

Austria:
College of Forestry: Fachhochschule Salzburg Exchange

Bahamas:
SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Bhutan:
API Business, Environmental Studies, and Sciences in The Himalayas
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Bhutan - Big Cats of the Himalayas: Tracking and Conservation
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Bhutan - Forests in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Botswana:
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone
CIEE Community Public Health Program in Gaborone
CIEE Summer Community Public Health Program in Gaborone

Brazil:
OSU Faculty-led: Engineering Advanced Energy Systems: Brazil and US Perspectives
IE3 Global Internship: Otter Conservation

Cambodia:
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Cambodia - Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Cambodia - Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands

Chile:
IFSA - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
IFSA - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso

China:
IE3 Global Internship: Giant Panda Research in China
IE3 Global Internship: Business Administration in China
IE3 Global Internship: Eco-Lodge, Hospitality, and Tourism Management in China
IE3 Global Internship: Business Administration in China
CIEE Sustainable Development in Beijing
IFSA - Public Health Policy and Practice in China

Costa Rica:
OSU Faculty-Led: Issues in Natural Resources Conservation in Costa Rica
IE3 Global Internship: Humans and the Rainforest
IE3 Global Internship: Tropical Wildlife Husbandry & Rehabilitation (Toucan Rescue Ranch)
IE3 Global Internship: Tropical Forestry and Botanical Studies
IE3 Global Internship: Zero Waste Field Studies
IE3 Global Internship: Biodiversity Conservation
IE3 Global Internship: Sustainable Agricultural Sciences
CIEE Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde
CIEE Sustainability and the Environment in Monteverde
CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde
CIEE Summer Sustainability and the Environment Program in Monteverde
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Monteverde
API Spanish Language and Latin American Studies in Costa Rica
API Summer Spanish Language and Culture in Costa Rica
API Sustainable Development and Social Justice in Costa Rica
API Multidisciplinary and Environmental Studies in Costa Rica
API Summer Multidisciplinary and Environmental Studies in Costa Rica
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Costa Rica - Sustainable Development Studies
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Costa Rica - Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Systems
IFSA - Universidad Nacional

Czech Republic:
IE3 Global Internship: Molecular and Cellular Biology Research in Czech Republic
CIEE Central European Studies Program in Prague

Denmark:
College of Engineering: Technical University of Denmark Exchange
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Copenhagen

Dominican Republic:
CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Santiago
SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

Ecuador:
IE3 Global Internship: Sea Turtle and Marine Wildlife Conservation
IE3 Global: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
IE3 Global: Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts & Sciences (GAIAS)
SIT Study Abroad Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

United Kingdom:
OSU Exchange: University of Nottingham, England
IE3 Global: University of Sheffield, England
OSU Exchange: Lancaster University, England
OSU Exchange: University of Sussex, England
IFSA - King's College London
IFSA - London School of Economics and Political Science
IFSA - Queen Mary, University of London
IFSA - University of Edinburgh
IFSA - University of Glasgow
IFSA - University of Stirling

Fiji:
SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
SIT Study Abroad Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

France:
IE3 Global: Poitiers

French Polynesia:
SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate
SEA Semester Summer: Pacific Reef Expedition

Germany:
IE3 Global: Baden-Württemberg Universities
IE3 Global Internship: Business, Engineering & Personalized Internships in Germany

Ghana:
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Legon
GEO: Global Health, Development, and Service Learning in Accra

Grenada
SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration
SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition

India:
IE3 Global Internship: Teach in India: Art, Science, or Technology
IE3 Global Internship: Horticulture, Environmental Science, and Business in India

Ireland:
IE3 Global: University College Cork
IE3 Global: Limerick, Ireland
IE3 Global Internship: Sustainability & Horticulture in Ireland
IFSA - Trinity College Dublin
IFSA - University College Dublin
IFSA - National University of Ireland Galway

Italy:
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Rome
API Semester Business, Arts, Humanities, Italian Language and Culture in Florence
API Semester Business, Arts, Humanities, and Italian Language and Culture in Rome
API Summer Business, Arts, Humanities, and Italian Language and Culture in Rome
GEO: Italian Language and Culture in Siena

Jamaica:
SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

Japan:
IE3 Global: Waseda University
IE3 Global Internship: Sustainability and Humanitarian Issues in Japan

Madagascar:
SIT Study Abroad Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Mexico:
IE3 Global: UDLA, Puebla

Mongolia:
SIT Study Abroad Mongolia and Siberia: Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment

Montserrat:
SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition

Nepal:
SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya
SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya
SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Netherlands:
College of Agricultural Sciences: Wageningen University Exchange
CIEE Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies in Amsterdam

New Zealand:
IE3 Global Internship: Planning and Public Policy in New Zealand
IE3 Global Internship: Animal Science Internships in New Zealand
College of Agricultural Sciences: Lincoln University Exchange
SEA Semester: The Global Ocean
SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate
IFSA - University of Canterbury
IFSA - Victoria University of Wellington
IFSA - University of Auckland
IFSA - University of Otago

Panama:
IE3 Global Internship: Prestigious Tropical Research with the Smithsonian
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Panama - Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
SIT Study Abroad Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Peru:
SIT Study Abroad Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Rwanda:
SIT Study Abroad Uganda: Global Development Studies

Samoa:
SEA Semester Summer: Protecting the Phoenix Islands
SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
SIT Study Abroad Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

Singapore:
IE3 Global Internship: Environmental Sustainability and Outdoor Education in Singapore

South Africa:
IE3 Global Internship: Cape Town Marine, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
IE3 Global: Yonsei University, South Korea

Spain:
IE3 Global Internship: Agricultural Research in Spain
IE3 Global Internship: Sustainability and Environmental Policy in Barcelona
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Madrid
API Business, Liberal Arts, and Sciences at Suffolk University in Madrid
API Multidisciplinary Studies in English and Spanish in Seville

Taiwan:
OSU Exchange: National Taiwan University

Tanzania:
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tanzania - Carnivores of the African Plains
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Kenya and Tanzania - Fundamentals of Wildlife Management
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies
SIT Study Abroad Tanzania: Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
IE3 Global Internship: Education and Sustainability in Thailand

Turks and Caicos Islands:
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies

Uganda:
IE3 Global Internship: PROMETRA: Traditional Medicine and Community Development
SIT Study Abroad Uganda: Global Development Studies

United Arab Emirates:
API Full Curriculum at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates
API Summer Full Curriculum at the American University of Sharjah

Vietnam:
IE3 Global Internship: Technical Research, Graphic Design, and Sustainability in Vietnam


Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The programs included in the above list are programs that have sustainability as an area of study, as noted from the advance search option on the OSU Office of Global Opportunities website.

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