Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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University of Delaware
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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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:

Study abroad in Tanzania, Costa Rica (at least); New Zealand Study Abroad program "ANFS 419 Topics in International Animal Agriculture" and "AGRI 267 Sustainable Farm Management" Description: Provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of New Zealand agriculture with an emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices observed on farm excursions; Demonstrate knowledge of major scientific concepts, social, economic and ethical implications, of the management of pasture- based livestock production and forage management; Work collaboratively and independently, learning from diverse perspectives to assimilate knowledge and synthesize new solutions and ways of managing forage and livestock production; To develop an understanding of the integration of livestock production with rainfall, soils, forage production, seasonal and global markets. and the importance of global markets for an export-based economy.

World Scholars in Auckland, New Zealand Study Abroad - students have the option to take Physical Geography - Climatic Processes and Conservation of Natural Resources where they can integrate resource management and maintaining environmental quality with physical, social, and economic problems.

Brazil Plant and Soil Sciences Study Abroad - Brazil is a vast, diverse and ecologically fascinating destination. In this program, students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.

New Zealand Civil Engineering Study Abroad - Study Transportation Engineering and Sustainable Engineering in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand. While well-known as a mecca for outdoor activities, New Zealand is a leader in innovative transportation strategies and sustainability. Furthermore, New Zealand explicitly considers natural hazards in these activities. Christchurch is a vibrant city recovering from the 2011 and 2012 earthquakes with beautiful parks and sweeping beaches and great hiking. Auckland is built around a spectacular harbor and ethnic and cultural diversity with strong ties to Pacific Islands. The Sustainable Engineering course will help establish a proper understanding of the importance of sustainability in the design and operation of global cities. The Transportation Engineering course will focus on multi-modal transportation in urban area.

Australia Geology Study Abroad - This program is focused on a field course on environmental and social aspects of mining that will include a visit to the world's second largest sand island in Australia. The program will consider ways of effectively developing ecological and social restoration plans after a mining operation finishes its operational cycle. Minerals are essential for modern society and understanding the extraction process as well as the impacts and benefits that modern mining can deliver is best appreciated in the field. Australia is one of the world's largest mineral producers with an advanced system of environmental and social impact assessment of mining sites - hence the choice location for this program.


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Only received responses from College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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