Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Angela Oberg
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Katie Parrish
Program Coordinator
Office of Climate Action
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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:
Winter Course- Food and Sustainability in Thailand (14 days): From production to consumption, students explore issues that drive the global food industry-Sustainability, Food Safety, and Food Security-in three different regions in Thailand: Kanchanaburi, Phetchabun, and Nakhon Pathom. Students are also exposed to everyday life there, experiencing the rich Thai culture across these rural and urban landscapes from over 2500 years of tradition, in addition to food pathways from farm to table. https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/winter-rutgers-food-and-sustainability-thailand

Embedded Spring Course - Tropical Environments and Society (9 days): Students develop a broad understanding of the physical, ecological, biological, and social dimensions of tropical environments. Students explore the challenges and issues confronting tropical environments and the people that call them home through multiple lenses, including climate and climate change, ecosystems and biodiversity, land use and disturbance, and agriculture and food security. Students conduct hands-on research related to the tropical environments surrounding you during this week-long field experience at La Selva Biological Research Station in Costa Rica, with projects focusing on the interface between the undisturbed environment of La Selva and its increasingly disturbed surroundings. https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/embedded-spring-tropical-environments-and-society

Summer Course - Human Health and the Metropolis: Tensions and Transformations in Southeast Asia (14 days): This three-credit global learning experience introduces students to the challenges and implications of public health practices in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia's largest growing metropolises, and to Thai cultural practices and how they affect public health and wellness. https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/summer-rutgers-human-health-and-metropolis-tensions-and-transformations

Summer Course - Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya (27 days): Students work with resident experts across a vast array of habitats and primate species, including some of the most endangered on earth, for an unparalleled breadth of experience. In addition to the scientific component, students explore debates around wildlife preservation in East Africa and emerging innovative solutions that are contextually and culturally different than any found in the United States. https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/summer-rutgers-primatology-wildlife-ecology-and-conservation-kenya

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