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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 Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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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:

UNH EcoQuest: Students of all disciplines may apply to EcoQuest for either the semester or summer program. During each EcoQuest program, 15-20 students are immersed in a rigorous field-based program in New Zealand with a focus on practical skills, conceptual thinking, applied and integrated science and an opportunity to contribute to local conservation and resource management initiatives. Program delivery takes place in a variety of ecosystems, ranging from the mountains to the sea. New Zealand offers an ideal context for hands-on, multidisciplinary studies with its rich cultural traditions, diverse ecosystems, expansive natural areas, mild climate, and history of innovative approaches to resource management. Working closely with an accomplished corps of professors, field leaders, and guest lecturers, EcoQuest students have the opportunity to develop practical knowledge and field skills while contributing to ongoing research efforts to help restore New Zealand's threatened ecosystems. EcoQuest is committed to a sustainable world, a vision that includes the natural environment, as well as the people and their cultural and socio-economic needs.

http://www.ecoquest.unh.edu/

EcoGastronomy Dual Major: All students who declare the Dual Major in EcoGastronomy must spend a full semester abroad, most likely during their junior year. The University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Pollenzo, Italy, will serve as the site of this foreign experience. Founded by Carlo Petrini, UNISG is a unique university with a mission "...to create an international research and training center, working to renew farming methods, protect biodiversity and maintain an organic relationship between gastronomy and agricultural science." Dual Majors will complete a series of upper-level core courses at UNISG, such as the history of cuisine and gastronomy, history of food, aesthetics, food law, food technology processes, and Italian language. The overseas program also goes to France.

https://www.unh.edu/ecogastronomy/international-experience

In addition to EcoQuest and EcoGastronomy, UNH manages many study abroad programs for students of diverse majors including:

England, London: Fall and/or spring courses in the liberal arts at Regent's College, London.

England, Cambridge: Summer courses in history, literature, and humanities at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

France, Brest: Summer intensive language study at the Centre International d'Etudes des Langues.

France, Dijon: Students study French language and other liberal arts courses at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon.

Hungary, Budapest (CEPS): Engineering, math, physical sciences, and Hungarian language and culture at the Technical University of Budapest.

Hungary, Budapest (Justice Studies): Each fall, UNH students under the supervision of a UNH Justice Studies faculty member will study in residence at Corvinus University.

Hungary, Budapest (Paul College): Business administration and economics in the fall at Corvinus University.

Italy, Ascoli Piceno: Summer semester, or year study in the humanities and social sciences at the UNH-in-Italy campus. Internships and courses at the Universita' degli Studi da Ascoli Piceno are also available.

Spain, Granada: Semester or year study in Spanish and other disciplines at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas of the University of Granada.

For more information on study abroad programs:
http://www.unh.edu/global/programs?country=All&city=&field_program_courses_value=&program_type=7&provider=&term=All


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More information on study abroad programs can be found at http://www.unh.edu/global/programs-0

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