Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Kristin Larson
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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San Diego State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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:

While exploring the beautiful countries of Slovenia (among the top ten safest countries in the world according to the 2018 Gallup survey) and Croatia in central Europe, students in this program will have an opportunity to directly engage in specific ecological, social, and economic sustainability initiatives, including green innovation, rural community empowerment, social inclusion, and social sustainability innovation. Students will develop and propose innovative sustainable development policy recommendations while working on a regional social sustainability participatory action research project, in collaboration with faculty and students from the University of Primorska in Slovenia.

Students will participate in hands-on community-based learning focusing on the intersection of sustainable development, green innovations, and social inclusion. Visits include coastal, alpine, and hinterland communities and students will undertake coursework and service-learning activities relating to sustainable development for improving the quality of life of Slovenia’s underrepresented/marginalized rural populations and underserved ethno-cultural regions.

Students will gain exposure to multidisciplinary approaches to social sustainability innovations, including business, ecology, economics, education, gender studies, health, politics, sociology, tourism and hospitality, and more."

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