Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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University of South Florida St. Petersburg
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sara Snader
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Services
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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:

The annual USFSP study abroad trip to Vietnam provides students with the opportunity to examine topics such as the relationship of the individual to society, and the use and conservation of energy in developed and developing countries. Students travel together to government run energy and resource stations both in town and in surrounding rural villages in an effort to study and learn about energy needs, available energy source, how energy is being used, and how they can benefit by adopting renewable energy sources. Students will travel together to a local youth orphanage sponsored by the Ministry of Health and SOS Village sponsored by SOS International.

Additionally, in Fall 2014 students spent two weeks of studies in India, with four classes every day, six days a week, and gained significant knowledge through the courses on the environmental impacts of mining. The program title was: Mining, Environment, and Sustainable Development. This trip will also be happening again in the summer of 2017.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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I have updated the link making it current to the upcoming trip for the summer of 2017. The archived immersion courses no longer have active links and the trips are on-going each year but change as trips changes and applications and curriculum are updated. -SS

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