Sample Customized Academic Program: Sustainable Business

An organization interested in offering a dynamic study abroad program for international university students requested a short-term intensive program to provide foundational problem-solving skills in zero waste systems and triple bottom line accounting. To help accomplish this goal, we created a full-time, F-1 eligible program for them. It was offered on the UW Seattle campus.

Program Description

This four-week (72-hour) program, designed for international students proficient in English, introduced key aspects of sustainability through the context of sustainable business. Students examined economic aspects of sustainability through a variety of current interdependent issues such as energy needs, ecosystem services, environmental justice, triple bottom line accounting, and environmental policy and regulation. At the end of this program, students presented a critical analysis of business practices that foster long-term environmental and financial sustainability.

UW IELP can offer programs focusing on a variety of content areas. Contact us with your request to find out more.

Sample Weekly Schedule

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

SITE VISIT
Tuesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice [Guest Lecture]

Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

FREE
Thursday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

Friday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sustainable Business Theory & Practice

International student social activity with the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)