|Submission Date||Feb. 13, 2016|
University of Louisville
AC-5: Immersive Experience
Kentucky Institute for the Environment & Sustainable Development
Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:
The University Honors Program sponsors Woodcock Society National Seminars and Overseers International Seminars focused on topics of national and global relevance each year. Sustainability has been a central focus of Honors programs in recent years.
Through the intensive travel seminars, Honors students get the opportunity to explore North America and the world. Students have the chance to travel after a semester of in-depth study, with much of their expenses subsidized by UofL. Students, faculty, and Honors staff members travel, as a group, for one to two weeks to a national or international destination related to the seminar topic.
"Urban Waters" is a Woodcock Society National Seminar in which students explore sustainability considerations around water resources and urban demands on those resources throughout the semester and then travel to the Florida Everglades for an immersive experience canoeing through threatened ecosystems.
The Overseers International Seminars provide Honors students with the opportunity to travel abroad for up to two weeks as part of an international field experience. Students have traveled to the townships of South Africa, the sanctuaries of the Galapagos Islands, and explored international environmental issues in China and Taiwan.
The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
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