TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.
To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. For us at TEAN, our Choose Earth initiative conveys the new imperative of global learning today – making informed choices, personal decisions and collective actions that sustain the planet’s vitality, diversity and longevity because the individual choices students make at a local level have a global impact..
To help students embrace and work towards sustainable living, our programs and practices are designed to foster global thinking and informed local action while various assessments keep students thinking critically about their day-to-day lifestyle choices. TEAN also actively participates and contributes to a number of events and publications to promote sustainability as a priority in the education abroad industry. As our core value of Choose Earth says: “let’s work truly together and choose a sustainable future for our planet.”