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The Global Citizenship and Sustainability program

The Global Citizenship and Sustainability program fosters cross-cultural learning while building skills in community-based research.  We are currently working in partnership with the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and with Penan village leaders.  The student project builds on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for rural and indigenous sustainable development.  Indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including indigenous peoples’ holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change.

Our Vision and Mission

We learn, work, and take action collaboratively in addressing issues relating to climate change.  To do so, the Program partners with universities in Southeast Asia, such as Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak and Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand to learn from communities with regard to climate resilience and flood adaptation.

The student project builds on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for rural and indigenous sustainable development.  Indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including indigenous peoples’ holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change.

The Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program seeks to foster engaged research, cross-cultural learning experiences, student leadership and social responsibility.  The program fosters reciprocal learning, benefiting students, community partners and participants in Southeast Asia.

Teams of students comprised of Mahidol University and University of Malaysia and Cornell University students will experience community-based research with the intention of gaining a broader understanding of the complexities and social issues surrounding flooding, climate change, and sustainability that are facing our world today.


Program Components

Global Citizenship Sustainability Program overview (download a copy of the Program Brochure)

1) Pre-Departure Course: Fall course provides students with the foundations of the social, cultural, and environmental aspects of flooding and climate change in Southeast Asia (Thailand or Malaysia), along with trip preparation relating to conflict resolution, leadership and team work development.

2) During Trip: 3-week intensive community-based research trip to Southeast Asia (Thailand or Malaysia) during the Winter Break.

3) Post-abroad Course:  The spring course provides space for students to reflect on students’ learning from the trip,  as it relates to global citizenship, climate adaptation,  and preparation of a final research product to the community partner.


 


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About Us


The Global Citizenship and Sustainability program

The Global Citizenship and Sustainability program fosters cross-cultural learning while building skills in community-based research.  We are currently working in partnership with the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and with Penan village leaders.  The student project builds on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for rural and indigenous sustainable development.  Indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including indigenous peoples’ holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change.

Our Vision and Mission

We learn, work, and take action collaboratively in addressing issues relating to climate change.  To do so, the Program partners with universities in Southeast Asia, such as Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak and Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand to learn from communities with regard to climate resilience and flood adaptation.

The student project builds on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for rural and indigenous sustainable development.  Indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including indigenous peoples’ holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change.

The Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program seeks to foster engaged research, cross-cultural learning experiences, student leadership and social responsibility.  The program fosters reciprocal learning, benefiting students, community partners and participants in Southeast Asia.

Teams of students comprised of Mahidol University and University of Malaysia and Cornell University students will experience community-based research with the intention of gaining a broader understanding of the complexities and social issues surrounding flooding, climate change, and sustainability that are facing our world today.


Program Components

Global Citizenship Sustainability Program overview (download a copy of the Program Brochure)

1) Pre-Departure Course: Fall course provides students with the foundations of the social, cultural, and environmental aspects of flooding and climate change in Southeast Asia (Thailand or Malaysia), along with trip preparation relating to conflict resolution, leadership and team work development.

2) During Trip: 3-week intensive community-based research trip to Southeast Asia (Thailand or Malaysia) during the Winter Break.

3) Post-abroad Course:  The spring course provides space for students to reflect on students’ learning from the trip,  as it relates to global citizenship, climate adaptation,  and preparation of a final research product to the community partner.


 


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