WorldStrides Capstone and MBA Programs at Duke and Northwestern Make Global Study Greener
Friday, 20 June 2014
Global experience is now a crucial component of a comprehensive university education—a true “must-have” for students and universities alike. For nearly 50 years, WorldStrides Capstone has partnered with the leading universities in the world to implement safe and substantive global study trips for students. Clients include more than 200 universities, including all of the top ten U.S.-based MBA programs and highly-ranked MBA programs from around the globe. They rely on WorldStrides for:
- Turnkey travel logistics
- Accredited academic content
- Expert risk management
This year, WorldStrides teamed with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Carbonfund.org to offer students participating in the Fuqua GATE programs and the Kellogg GIM programs the option to neutralize the carbon emissions from their program-related flights. When students register for their program travel on WorldStrides’ online system, they are given the option to purchase flight-related carbon offsets. WorldStrides forwards all funds collected for flight emission offsets to Carbonfund.org, which neutralizes the emissions through internationally certified carbon emission reduction programs. These programs include alternative green energy projects and reforestation initiatives. The third-party verification and validation of Carbonfund.org’s sponsored carbon reduction projects assures that each individual student’s payment is used directly for their flight emissions offsets. And while Fuqua does not require students to purchase the carbon offset, they strongly encourage students to participate in their role as the next generation of business leaders and stewards of our environment and planet.
WorldStrides has coordinated programs for over 6 million student travelers in over 90 countries. WorldStrides Capstone programs promise life-changing experiences as a global citizen and access to corridors of power around the globe. Now, students can enhance their role as global citizens by improving the sustainability of their travel and study program by neutralizing flight emissions with WorldStrides and Carbonfund.org.