Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mei L May
Director Office of Sustainability
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:

Studying the primary pillars of sustainability; economic development, environmental protection, and social change, the College of Business offers a two week immersion study abroad to India.
The class schedule last year included lectures on Indian business culture, family
owned businesses, healthcare industry, technology, management in India, and entrepreneurship among others.
Industry and Business Exposure
The business visits for the India immersion change every year and are still being coordinated. Most of the educational components of the trip will take place in Hyderabad, where the students can expect to visit a wide variety of businesses. Hyderabad is home to a large number of companies in the technology sector and in the pharmaceutical industry. The city is also home to a large number of call centers. In the past, our groups have visited companies as large as Tata onsulting. Micro-enterprises and family owned businesses with very innovative business concepts have also been included in the schedule.
Cultural Exposure
The group will visit the most popular historical landmarks of the golden triangle of India, a tourist circuit that connects Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Visits are subject to change but the following sites have always been included in the chedule: Tah Mahal, Hyderabad’s Charminar, Hawa Majal, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Amber Fort, Agra Fort. The program will also include special events such as orning yoga, snake conservation lectures, Indian folk dances, and henna paintings.


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