Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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:

ENVI299 – Ecology Experience Abroad (Brazil)
3 credits  By special permission of instructors only  Winter
This course provides immersive experience studying the biodiversity, ecology and conservation of a given region of
interest. Students will travel with the class to the selected country or region and will participate in lectures, guided
tours of natural areas and other points of interest, and hands-on research and conservation activities. Preliminary
coursework will help students prepare for the trip, including an introduction to the relevant aspects of local culture,
language, geography, natural history, and scientific research techniques. Trip activities will be held primarily outdoors
and may include visits to remote sites with rustic accommodations. Students must be in good physical condition,
willing and able to adjust to new and sometimes challenging circumstances, and engage in intensive academic work
throughout the duration of the trip. Additional costs for travel and lodging are required.


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