Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Dan DeZarn
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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State University of New York at Geneseo
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dan Dezarn
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

ENVR 250: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Urban Environmental Issues in Latin America
Through on-site analysis of issues related to air and water quality, housing, nutrition, public health, municipal waste disposal, and the preservation of open space, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the environmental problems and challenges facing large Latin American urban areas. Intersession: 2 weeks

Groningen, The Netherlands: Society, Environment, Transportation and Space: The Dutch Experience
The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the ways The Netherlands, considered by many as "The Gateway to Europe", deals with economic, environmental, and settlement challenges. These challenges are to be placed in the context of increasing levels of globalization, the expected effects of the changing climate on water management and flood protection systems, as well as sustainability concerns related to increasing levels of mobility in general and car usage and ridership in particular. Summer course: 3-4 weeks.

ENVR 288 - Abroad in Iceland - Writing and Knowing the Land - this course offers a unique geographical and cultural arena within which students can explore environmental issues, creative writing, and earth science in Iceland. Summer course: 3 weeks.

ENVR 316 - Comparative Sustainability in Nicaragua - students to come face-to-face with the particular biodiversity, water, energy, food, and health issues of a non-North American, non-industrialized country, and compare them to similar issues in the U.S. The hybrid online-study abroad course provides the opportunity to understand sustainability issues in the U.S. and study background material about Nicaragua's environmental sustainability situation. This course offers our students a unique perspective from which they can deeply examine global sustainability issues. Summer course: 2 weeks.


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