Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

UW-Milwaukee offers several immersive, sustainability-focused educational study programs, including study abroad programs such as:
Germany-Engineering--Environmental Engineering & Renewable Resources;
Morocco-Global Health--Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco--Women's Rights and Family in Islam;
Peace + Conflict--Paris and Istanbul;
Sweden FLL--Sustainability the Swedish Way.
Cuba--Historic preservation, sustainable development and sustainable urban agriculture

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

Germany-Engineering: Environmental Engineering & Renewable Resources-This unique English-language program features lectures by professors from Kassel University. The seminar will focus on the important issues of climate policy and renewable energy resources, specifically: solar-thermal, wind energy, biomass, and photovoltaics. The program includes visits to local German renewable energy sites and companies. Workshops include field trips and hands-on project work.
Morocco Global Health: Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco: Women's Rights and Family in Islam-This program provides an integrated linguistic, cultural, and public health experience in the Islamic African country of Morocco. Students will examine maternal and infant health in the third world - The social, religious, economic, epidemiological, technological, legal and family issues that impact birth, pregnancy, motherhood and the health of newborns and children. In urban Rabat, we examine the efforts of directors of national programs in public health and HIV prevention, Islamic and feminist NGOs, and the U.S. Peace Corps will guide us through the factors that affect birth and lead to child abandonment and the "social death" of unwed mothers. Students will explore issues of urbanization in the developing world with visits to shantytowns, new urban quarters, and historic urban areas. In the remote rural region of Zawiya Ahansal in the Central High Atlas Mountains, students will live with local families and have hands-on experience in environmental health, community health, and an introduction to the Midwife Training Program. Moroccan traditional healing practices (eating earth from saints’ graves, sleeping at saint tombs) have their origins in Islamic belief and practice.
Peace + Conflict-This program takes on a complex study of conflict – among countries and communities, between cultures, and in everyday life – and the diverse paths to resolution through diplomacy, public policy, and the intervention of well-trained and thoughtful leaders. Paris and Istanbul, both multicultural hubs rich in culture and history, are central to contemporary and relevant debates around migration, post colonialism, and secular-religious tensions in Europe, the Middle East, and around the world. Offering courses in communication, political science, sustainability studies, public policy, and history, this program has been uniquely designed for Paris and Istanbul.
Sweden FLL--Sustainability the Swedish Way- Sustainability does not only include green energy, but informs and integrates all aspects of society and culture. In this summer course, we will connect the past with the present and learn about economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability. You will have the opportunity to experience the sustainable practices that are an integral part of Swedish society first hand as you explore the city of Stockholm.
Cuba-- The program is an intense study of the City of Havana and the forces that have shaped it for the last 500 years. The academic focus of the program includes: Historic Preservation of eighteenth and nineteenth century colonial buildings in Havana Vieja and Havana Centro; The development of urban agriculture and sustainable urban farming in Havana and the eclectic architecture style of Havana.

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