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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristin Brethova
Assistant Director of Sustainability
IU 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?:
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:

Indiana University offers many partnership programs with countries overseas that incorporate semester abroad experiences, or a split class where half the term is held at IU and the other half in a chosen country.

Examples of partnership programs that are sustainability focused include: an Environmental Studies Summer Program in China that examines the environmental issues China and Southeast Asia currently face (https://iabroad.iu.edu/istart/controllers/ovst/InquiryEngine.cfm?serviceid=ProgramSearchProvider), a sustainable agriculture and service learning course in Jamaica (http://overseas.iu.edu/docs/Non-OVST-Programs/RootsFruitsFlyer.pdf), an Environmental Studies and Sustainability program in Freiburg, Germany (http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/freiburg-environmental-studies-sustainability), and a program in Quito, Ecuador exploring the ecological diversity in the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands (http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/quito).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.