Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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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 University of Tasmania offers several sustainability-focused immersive experience programs to support students in their studies by developing practical skills. Due to the complications with international travel in the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, some programs are offered virtually (https://www.utas.edu.au/global-engagement/student-mobility/outbound/virtual-overseas-experience). Some examples include:
- Individual and team internships via International Internships. These internships have a duration of 4 to 12 weeks and could be conducted online or overseas. The program covers various fields, including health and social science as well as environmental science and sustainability. In the latter field, the students' role could be working with firms educating the public around offsetting carbon footprint, or in various research projects across Environmental Remediation and Protection, for example.
- The Australian Consortium of In Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is running virtual programs in 2022, including a Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP), which has been offered virtually during the pandemic. The STPP consists of intensive Indonesian language study at Atma Jaya University, lectures by local practitioners and experts in the field of sustainable tourism, and a supervised practicum placement within a local or international tourism and hospitality company or organisation.
- Marine Ecology (as part of the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science): The major part of the practical component is a high-level research project conducted during a visit to Maria Island National Park for a whole week; attendance on the field trip is mandatory for the course (https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/cse/units/ksm308-marine-ecology)

The following program was last conducted in late 2019 and has been paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has now been offered for the second half of 2022:
- The RUILI Conservation Intensive is a two week program, which takes place between two locations – Jakarta and Sumatra. The program is a hands-on learning experience where students work within small multi-cultural teams to solve a real-world problem for a key host organisation tackling conservation issues in Indonesia (e.g., deforestation, environmental change, urban development and displacement of marginalised communities).


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