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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deanna Gouros
External Communication Coordinator
External Communication
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students N/A - institution does not have graduate students

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

All FIE students are sent pre-departure information and are required to attend orientation upon arrival. (Please see attachment of recent schedule sent to Spring 2017 students, that clearly states mandatory sessions.) As we are a short-program study abroad provider, our orientation is brief, running over the course of two days (as opposed to a week-long event which is more appropriate for larger universities). Our sustainability values and campaigns are mentioned/promoted during orientation. Students are informed on how they may join sustainability activities on campus. Their orientation pack comes in a reusable canvas shopper that has the familiar carbon green foot printed on it, reminding them of FIE's commitment to the environment.

Students are encouraged to attend a walking tour of the local area, where they are shown grocery stores. During orientation they can participate in a 'how much does it cost' quiz that shows students a possible, healthy grocery shop and asks students to 'guess' the amount of the healthy eating weekly shop.

At their welcome reception they are informed of FIE's charity, the Marol Academy, a school that helps to empower and educate female students in South Sudan and incorporates sustainability in its school planning. FIE also encourages students to participate in FIE fundraising activities for the Marol Academy.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.