Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 Study Abroad Program at UT Arlington is very diverse. The programs on sustainability are many
https://studyabroad.uta.edu/index.cfm

The McDowell Center cultivates global understanding through an open exchange of ideas between UTA and communities across the world.
Global Studies Minor and Certificate Program
UTA's global studies curriculum offers a unique opportunity to engage major field of study within a global context. This interdisciplinary program combines courses from across the College of Liberal Arts and University, including Economics, Health, and Environmental Studies, with a focus on those courses that offer global perspectives on modern and contemporary issues. The flexible minor and certificate allows to choose from over eighty courses. Students in the global studies program graduate with a competitive skill set that transfers to careers across a range of industries. This program fosters critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills, as well as intercultural communication, empathy, and ethical judgment. Courses will focus students' engagement with interdisciplinary critical analysis about the world - identifying the issues, parsing complex problems, asking the 'right questions', and identifying the expertise needed to address them

The Honors College annually sponsors a study abroad program that allows students from throughout the University--not just in Honors--a chance to acquire new knowledge and understanding of people, events, movements, ideas, and objects of cultures other than their own. The location of the program varies, and past destinations have included Costa Rica, Scotland, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, and England.


Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) programs are directed and led by UTA Architecture faculty and in the past have traveled to locations such as Tokyo, Austria, Guatemala, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, and Vancouver. Students interested in this option are recommended to attend the summer interest meetings held in the Spring semester within the School of Architecture or contact the leading faculty member directly
https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/cappa/academics/study-abroad

https://www.uta.edu/mcdowellcenter/programs.html

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