Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.54
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Sept. 21, 2016
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Yale University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Toland
Metrics & Program Manager
Yale 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:

Yale offers a Summer Environmental Fellowship. Fellowship applications are welcomed from all Yale undergraduates (except for graduating seniors) interested in learning about environmental issues. The summer experience should provide the student with a substantive environmental research or training opportunity. Possibilities include interning with an environmental organization or governmental agency or working on a research project in the field/laboratory at Yale or at another institution. Students should investigate and select a suitable project, internship or training program before applying for the internship program. Potential applicants should discuss and develop their summer plans with a member of the Yale faculty in their area of interest. When students return to campus in the fall, they are required to submit a brief summary report detailing their experience along with pictures of their time away from campus. Students are also required to participate in an experience-sharing presentation event (5 minute presentations from each recipient) which takes place in September. This event is meant to help other students to envision how they might use the SEF in future years.

In addition, the School or Forestry and Environmental Studies requires all incoming Master's students to attend three week-long summer training modules in August. The summer "mods" develop students' skills associated with land measurement, mapping, geographical information systems, plant identification and urban issues and
ecosystem analysis. Students spend a week in each of the following locations: New Haven, the Yale-Myers working Forest and Great Mountain Forest.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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