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Wisdom for Traveling Far: Making Educational Travel Sustainable

Environmental Studies, Franklin University Switzerland, 6924 Sorengo, Switzerland
Sustainability 2019, 11(11), 3048; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113048
Received: 15 April 2019 / Revised: 12 May 2019 / Accepted: 28 May 2019 / Published: 30 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Education for Pro-Environmental Behaviors)
Educational travel has been demonstrated to be an effective means of education to develop sustainable and pro-environmental behaviors. However, as this paper reviews, recent scholarship has revealed that educational travel may harm the communities that host it even while it is achieving gains for students. This paper encourages educational travel providers (institutions, staff, and faculty) to leverage the need for a broader perspective towards sustainability in educational travel programs so that their host communities also benefit. The programs can accomplish this by engaging students in the process of making the programs and their participants more sustainable. The paper ends with several examples from the author’s own experience as an educational travel leader and several recommendations to reduce the negative impacts on host communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: educational travel; higher education; sustainability; experiential education; climate change; host communities educational travel; higher education; sustainability; experiential education; climate change; host communities
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