Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2019
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fern MacKinnon
Director of Study Abroad and International Experiences
Office of the Provost
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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:

UMass Lowell is offering a faculty-led course on Managing Sustainability in a Global Environment bringing students to Israel to take a deeper dive exploring all of sustainability's social, economic, and environmental facets. Furthermore, the courses in here include the Diversity & Cultural Awareness and Social Responsibility & Ethics Essential Learning Outcomes.

This course will allow students to explore: "the culture, history, and archaeology of the ancient land of Israel, focusing upon water, air, energy and social sustainability. Through a series of cases, videos, site visits & lectures, we will consider the sustainability initiatives, both local and global, highlighting innovative approaches to find “sustainable solutions to the major challenges in today’s world”."

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