Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Western Michigan University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeff Spoelstra
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for 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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Business Ethics and Sustainability - India Trip

An Interdisciplinary sustainability study abroad trip to India. Students spend several weeks immersed in Indian culture, working with local businesses, and reflecting deeply on the ethical business practices that they are exposed to.

Gibbs House Fellowship:

The Gibbs House Fellowship provides Western Michigan University students with the unique opportunity to engage in a sustainability-focused cooperative living arrangement at Western's historic Gibbs House, located near the University's Parkview Campus. Fellows receive paid student researcher positions at the Office for Sustainability and are integrated into office programs and projects that fit their skills and interests.

Fellows are a diverse group of students who learn from each other's various skills and passions. Each student's unique perspective contributes toward fostering a cooperative community built around sustainable living.


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