Sustainable Education Abroad: Striving for Change

edited by: Karen McBride & Pii-Tuulia Nikula


About this Volume:

Scholars and practitioners from around the globe come together in this volume to identify the role global student mobility plays in climate impact and identify promising practices that can be implemented to make change.

Conveying both urgency, as well as a sense of hope and opportunity, this volume will help the field of education abroad familiarize stakeholders with the sustainability challenges we face as a field and take the necessary steps forward to do better.


Release date: Spring 2023

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jennifer Jones

Foreword Scott Blair

1. The Age of Sustainable Education Abroad: Key Questions and Trends Pii-Tuulia Nikula & Karen McBride

Sustainability in the Curriculum

2. Fifteen years in Costa Rica: Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Practices Tammy Shannon, Ketja Lingenfelter, & Robert Shannon

3. Promoting Responsible Tourism through Sustainable Education Abroad: A Travel Course to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit Linda Beck & Mark Pires

4. GO Sustainably: Integration of UN Sustainable Development Goals into Interdisciplinary Faculty-led Study Away Programs Derek Martin & Molly Roe

Sustainability and the Student Perspective

5. Providing Transformative Virtual Learning Experiences Which Promote Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Shayle Havemann & Cynthia Arochi-Zendejas

6. Sustainability on Trial: Critiquing Environmental Justice in International Education Rebecca L Farnum, Kahsenniiostha Jacobs, Courtney Jiggetts, Annabel Lassally, & Elias Mittelstadt

Sustainability in Administration

7. Amplifying Sustainability Initiatives Across Campus and Beyond: A New Zealand Case Study Ainslie Moore & Brett Berquist

8. Climate Action and Aspirations for International Education Professionals Anne C. Campbell & Thi Nguyen

9. Decolonizing Education Abroad While Advancing Sustainability: Lessons from Costa Rica & Morocco Julie Ficarra & Melissa Topacio Long

Sustainability and Program Design

10. Making Progress Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals Through Intentionality in Education Abroad: A Case Study from Michigan State University Jim Lucas, Amy Butler Kennaugh, & Opal Leeman Bartzis

11. Transformative Learning in Sustainable Global Stewardship Miguel Karian

Travel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

12. Carbon Footprints and Carbon Offsetting of U.S. Education Abroad Air Travel Stephen Robinson, Christina Erickson, & Tony Langan

13. Accounting for Study Abroad Travel Emissions and the Myth of Climate Neutrality Daniel Greenberg

14. Looking Ahead: Sustainable Education Abroad’s Future Karen McBride & Pii-Tuulia Nikula


About the Editors:

Dr. Karen McBride is President and Founder of Bound International.

Dr. Pii-Tuulia Nikula is a Principal Academic at Eastern Institute of Technology (Te Pūkenga) in New Zealand and a co-founder and board member of Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE).

This book is a part of the Standards in Action book series.