During my first semester at Conn, I underestimated how powerful culture shock can be. American culture is so different from my own. But I also thought that I was immune to culture shock. I spent the last two years of high school in Eswatini at an international boarding school where many different nationalities were represented. Based on this experience living away from home–I’m from Bangladesh–I thought moving to the United States for college wouldn’t be that big of a change. However, it was harder than I expected. It got harder when I realized that my birthday was on the second day of classes and I knew absolutely no one (read all about it: ).
Connecticut College strives to be a leader in sustainability among campuses nationwide.
At Connecticut College, sustainability is a framework by which long-lasting solutions to local and global challenges are developed through understanding the connections among social equity, environmental stewardship and economic wellbeing and including all three within all decision-making and strategic planning processes.
Current sustainability efforts include:
- Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students through the Sustainability Fellows program
- Working with faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum
- Educating the campus community on sustainable practices
- Collecting and analyzing campus sustainability data.
In March 2018, Connecticut College received a Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education AASHE STARS.