Case Study

Exploring Environmental Sustainability

Promising Practices in Virtual Exchange


This publication highlights three virtual exchange programs that connect young people in different countries to develop solutions to environmental issues. An-Najah National University’s Green Futures Exchange brought together university students from Arizona and the West Bank to explore sustainable engineering. IREX’s Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge linked American community college students with Jordanian technical and university students to pursue sustainable solutions for the hospitality industry. And the Great Rivers course allowed university students from the University of Washington Bothell to work with Egyptian and Peruvian university students to address issues concerning the Nile, the Amazon, and the Columbia River systems.