Going Green: The Impact of Sustainability on International Business and Culture in Scotland | Faculty-led Program
The most recent Going Green: Scotland faculty-led program took place in June 2018. The program was going to run in summer 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. This faculty-led program may be offered again in summer 2023 or summer 2024.
The Going Green faculty-led program is a five-week hybrid course with embedded travel-study designed for business students to study the impact
of sustainability on business and culture in an international context. Two weeks prior to the trip, students will read academic and business articles that relate to international business, sustainability, and the culture of the country under study and participate in related quizzes and discussions online. During the time in Scotland, students will visit businesses, museums, and other culturally relevant locations and complete related assignments on-site. Student learning will culminate in a final project in conjunction with a business in the country in which they have traveled. If a project is not feasible, a final reflection paper or portfolio will be (online) due two weeks after the completion of travel.
Students will recognize the importance of sustainable business practices and their benefit to businesses and society.
Major topics and themes include, but are not limited to: zero waste businesses, sustainable food production, recycling, upcycling, responsible consumerism, tidal energy production, wind energy production, public transportation, "green" business practices, environmental sustainability, waste management and water reduction.
To learn more about the June 2021 Going Green Scotland faculty-led program, be sure to check out the
College of Business faculty-led program website and the promotion video from Dr. Craft. Additionally, to see highlights from the June 2018 Going Green Scotland faculty-led program and updates on the 2021 program, check out the program's Facebook page!
Students need to be aware of the amount of walking required as part of this program, some on uneven and slippery surfaces. Edinburgh is built on a series of hills, so students need to be aware of the cardiovascular requirements of walking moderate hills, climbing stairs and navigating using maps or GPS.
A valid passport is required for participation in this faculty-led program. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of travel. If you do not have a valid passport, you can apply for a passport
on campus at WSU through the Study Abroad office.
DESTINATIONS IN SCOTLAND, UK
12-16 days in May or June
- Required: BUSA 377 - 3 credits
- Elective credit for all College of Business majors
- Optional Independent Study: BUSA 486 - 3 credits
- Taking the optional independent study for 3 credits as part of this program will bring students to 6 credits in the summer term. This would allow students to qualify for federal or state summer financial aid. If interested in exploring this option, please contact Dr. Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- College of Business majors and minors and Sustainability minors.
- 30+ earned credits.
- The typical cost range for this program is between $5,400 - $6,200 depending on enrollment min/max.
- Includes: WSU tuition/fees for the 3-credit BUSA 377 course, roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, all lodging, most meals, international health insurance for the duration of time in Scotland, admission/event fees for all educational activities, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied to the program cost.
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT INFORMATION
- Dr. Jana Craft (email@example.com)
- Rick Craft, CSP
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs