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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 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Florida
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

UF offers study abroad opportunities in sustainability through departments on campus and collaborations with other universities, including Costa Rica (Sustainable Agriculture and Development), Curitaba, Brazil (Urban Planning), Belize (Wildlife Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics), Swaziland (Wildlife Ecology), New Zealand (Biodiversity and Conservation), North Queensland (Sustaining Humans and their Environment), New Zealand (Adventure Tourism and Recreation), and Fiji (Sustaining Humans and their Environments).
http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/Sustainability.html
Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) offers the opportunity to do service in a location outside of Gainesville while learning about a particular issue in-depth and creating lasting friendships with your fellow trip members. Although participation in a FAB trip is very rewarding, it also requires commitment and dedication from all involved. Sample topics includes Sustainable Agriculture, Homelessness and Nutrition, and Environmental Preservation, among many other topics.
http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/participants/
UF students can also get transfer credits for Sustainability Study Abroad Programs from a number of organizations offering a wide variety of programs.


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

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.