Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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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:

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a cutting-edge program launched by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The program is designed to prepare Illinois undergraduates for leadership roles in the sustainability field.

The ELP focuses on developing the students’ communications skills around environmental problems, mobilizing social resources, and implementing plans for sustainable change. The program also provides students with networking opportunities with leaders in various fields in the environmental domain. This will prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors. The introduction of the ELP is one of the key educational objectives in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) 2020.

Fall Semester - Women in Engineering, Global Sustainability Scholar Program

Take a 1-credit hour course to learn about environmental sustainability. You'll also prepare for studying abroad through an introduction to Costa Rica's history, culture, people, and environment.

Winter Break Study Abroad

Travel to Costa Rica for 10 days of integrative experiential learning! You'll live with a host family, work on restoration projects, tour the beautiful country, and more!

Spring Semester - Take a 1-credit hour course in which you will work as a "consulting engineer" on a project with iSEE (Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) and Facilities and Services to enact a sustainability effort on campus.

Lifetime Sustainability Mindset - As a GFX Global Sustainability Scholar, you will learn how to consider environmental sustainability in engineering design and daily life!


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