Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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Smith College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joanne Benkley
Assistant Director
Center for the Environment
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

Smith's Global Engagement Seminars are sponsored by the Global Studies Center, the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability, and the Center for Community Collaborations. These interdisciplinary, faculty-led, short-term study away experiences combine an intensive on-site seminar followed by an internship or service learning component. A recent example traveled to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is held as a model of sustainability and ecofriendly development, with legislation and regulation integral to its success. Yet, globalization is stressing the delicate balance between development on one side and human and environmental sustainability on the other. This course contests the idea that Costa Rica is a model of sustainability and examines how Costa Rica's history and politics and changing economic pressures affect resource use, conservation practices, and environmental protection, climate and biodiversity.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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