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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 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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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:

Wells offers several semester-long study abroad programs with affiliate universities:
Affiliated Programs

University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, offers curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility. UTAS has particular strengths in zoology, geography and environmental studies, and marine and Antarctic science.

Galen University in San Ignacio, Belize, has particular strengths in archaeology, anthropology, and sustainable development, but offers a wide range of courses including business and tourism. A semester in Belize offers students the opportunity to live in a nation rich in cultural diversity in a semi-tropical and coastal environment.

A defining feature of the program offered through the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología in San José, Costa Rica, is a required internship for all students. . Course offerings in English include business, education, environmental studies, Latin American studies, law, and history. All students will be placed in an unpaid 3-credit hour internship at a Costa Rica-based company, NGO, or other organization for the duration of the semester.

Freie Universität Berlin FU-BEST Program

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin FU-BEST Program combines courses offered in English on German/European politics, history, sociology, philosophy, film, business, environmental studies, economics, music, and art history with semi-intensive study of German.

University College Cork (UCC) offers a unique and enriching study abroad experience. A comprehensive range of course offerings in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences is available to students. The program is of particular interest to students majoring in the biological, chemical, physical, environmental, mathematical, or computer sciences.

In addition, our affiliation with the School for Field Studies School for Field Studies allows selected students to learn about environmental issues first-hand and to participate as a member of a team helping to solve a particular environmental problem. Semester-long opportunities are available at a number of field sites in Australia, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.


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