Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jay Price
Sustainability Manager
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:

SIT Study Abroad Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action: You’ll spend much of the program in the field. In each destination, you will learn about climate, geology, geomorphology, soils, and flora and fauna as well as the area’s human history and culture, in order to instill a sense of place and to help understand its unique management issues. During three interactive workshops, you’ll learn about environmental psychology, discover how Aboriginal peoples view and relate to their environments, and get practical tools to take effective action toward environmental social change.

UTK Smart Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineering in China: Smart Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineering in China Sustainability is a grand challenge to our societies. Sustainable engineering is the design of human and industrial systems to ensure that humankind's use of natural resource

UTK Sustainability in Germany: Students will focus on research, (political) programs and strategies, as well as the implementation of plans that are aimed at dealing with sustainability, the environment, climate change, and energy production & consumption.

UTK Nexus of Food, Energy and Water in China: The program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to learn transdisciplinary knowledge and develop perspectives on the importance of the nexus of food, energy and water systems (FEWS) for realizing environmental, social and economic sustainability at global scale. Through outdoor observations and discussion and indoor studies in Northeast China, students will learn the principles and practices of ecological agriculture and environmental protection with respect to climate change, energy consumption, and urbanization while experiencing Chinese culture by interacting with students, professors and industry leaders in China and touring Beijing, Shenyang, and Changchun.


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