Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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University of Florida
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
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?:

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:

UF offers study abroad opportunities in sustainability through departments on campus and collaborations with other universities, including throughout Europe (Environmental Ethics & Sustainability Politics), Costa Rica (Green Energy and Sustainable Systems; Doing Business Sustainably), Swaziland (Wildlife Ecology), New Zealand (Biodiversity and Conservation), North Queensland (Humans and their Environment) and Fiji (Humans and the Environment) and several more.

Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) offers the opportunity to do service in a location outside of Gainesville while learning about a particular issue in-depth and creating lasting friendships with your fellow trip members. Although participation in a FAB trip is very rewarding, it also requires commitment and dedication from all involved. Sample topics includes Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Ecotourism, and Environmental Preservation, among many other topics.


UF students can also get transfer credits for Sustainability Study Abroad Programs from a number of organizations offering a wide variety of programs.

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