Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.99
Liaison Eric Meliton
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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Wilfrid Laurier University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Timothy Donais
Associate Professor
Global Studies
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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:

The overall goal of the Global Studies Experience is to provide students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of life in a foreign country or culture. It is an optional component of the global studies undergraduate program; students who take part in the program have to organize for themselves a minimum four-week volunteer placement, which usually takes place in the summer between years two and three, or three and four, of the program. The Global Studies Experience provides students with the opportunity to develop a coherent understanding of the world as a whole, and of their own place within it. This is a key concept within sustainability, and the program guides students in the selection of their immersive experience placement.

The Environmental Policy Stream of the Masters in International Public Policy also offers students an optional internship format which engages students to use classroom knowledge to help shape and form more sustainable practices at the international government level.

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