Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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?:

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:

UW-Madison's study abroad program (https://studyabroad.wisc.edu/) is a good example of an immersive experience. Study abroad programs offer students opportunities to complete a portion of their students outside of Madison, complementing and enhancing student learning while they earn meaningful credit toward their major and degree.

While there are multiple examples of sustainability-focused study abroad programs, a specific example is the "UW Water for Life: Sustainability and Community Health in Ecuador" program. This program highlights the interconnections between human use of water resources and health. Students in the program examine the sustainability of land and water management practices in a rural coastal community where people rely on rivers for their water needs.

An inventory of all the sustainability-focused study abroad programs is included in the attachment to this credit.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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