Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Levi Rogers
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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Skidmore College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Kellogg
Director of Sustainability
Dean of Faculty's 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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Tropical Field Ecology Costa Rica Travel Seminar is a one-week seminar offered during Spring Break offered by Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Sciences Affiliated Faculty Member Monica Raveret Richter. This is associated with the on-campus Tropical Ecology course, which is a prerequisite for attending the Travel Seminar. Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world, working with local residents and researchers, course participants will study tropical communities and the organisms that inhabit them and investigate possibilities for a more sustainable future.

We also are affiliated with sustainability-oriented programs through School for International Training, School for Field Studies, International Honors Program, DIS, Frontiers Abroad, the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, and the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in various countries around the world. Students from across the campus, in many disciplines, take part in these programs every year. For example, over 80% of our Environmental Studies and Sciences students and over 60% of our general student population study abroad.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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