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CONSORTIUM FOR NORTH AMERICAN SUSTAINABILITY. CNAS An exchange program that engages faculty and students from six universities in North America, CNAS.

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1 CONSORTIUM FOR NORTH AMERICAN SUSTAINABILITY

2 CNAS An exchange program that engages faculty and students from six universities in North America, CNAS provides students with one-semester or full-year exchanges at partner universities that offer courses and experiential learning opportunities in Civil Society and Sustainable Communities.

3 Mission The mission of the program is to provide students with the incentive and knowledge to engage local and North American issues affecting the evolution of sustainable communities. Students who travel as part of this program develop a comparative and integrated understanding of the larger regional problems affecting local long term environmental, social, cultural, and economic well being.

4 Participants Probe how local and North American issues intersect to shape a regionally focused civil society and sustainable community. Participate in experiential learning at local organizations and agencies. Cross borders, working collaboratively to solve problems.

5 What to do? Students may earn a six-institution certificate in Sustainable Communities and Environment by completing a consortium online course in sustainability, the exchange semester with community-based research project, demonstration of cross-cultural appreciation (through coursework and exchange), use of appropriate research methodology (supported by coursework as appropriate), and at least two additional courses related to sustainability issues.

6 Participating Universities University of Northern British Columbia Prince George, BC Canada St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, NS, Canada Universidad LaSalle Mexico City, México Universidad de Guanajuato Guanajuato, México Daemen College Amherst, NY USA Prescott College Prescott, AZ USA

7 My Experience In Daemen College

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9 Work in Community Projects

10 Areas a6606 b749 c1734 d3778 e2585 f Total Perimeters 5%Total Total

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12 Research Project

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14 New Ideas

15 Why Study Abroad? 1.What do you learn studying abroad 2.Study abroad provides the opportunity to travel 3.Allows you get to know another culture first-hand 4.Will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide 5.Helps you to learn about yourself 6.Enhances employment opportunities 7.Gain a new perspective on your own country 8.Fight stereotypes by educating others 9.Dispel your own stereotypes 10.Expands your worldview

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