Immersive Learning Journeys

Creating evocative learning environments in which participants are able to engage with academic subject matter on emotional and practical levels is fundamental to developing clear and courageous leadership for sustainability.

With this in mind, immersive learning journeys were set up by the Sustainability Institute with the vision of taking existing academic content into deeply experiential learning environments in emerging economies.

These journeys offer an adventure-based extension of the Sustainability Institute’s fully accredited programme which uses unique locations and uncensored experiences as the foundations for transformative learning. During 2018 we will immerse ourselves in the following place-based contexts:

India: 20 Aug to 1 Sept 2018

Its flavours and tastes are some of the most replicated in the world, yet India’s food story is complex and challenging. The Green Revolution of the 20th century left behind a heavy reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides which not only sent farmers into a spiral of debt, but over time poisoned the soil and led to decreasing yields.

This course will deepen your understanding about food systems and regenerative agriculture, and is delivered in India in partnership with an NGO called Dharamitra. Led by Professor Tarak Kate, this course will provide attendees with a direct and hands-on experience of sustainable agriculture practices in Maharashtra State, India.

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Brazil: 9 - 19 June 2019

Brazil is a country of contrasts and contradictions. Crowded urban centres give way to massive soy and cattle farms, while traditional communities live simply in the world’s most biodiverse reserve on the earth. It’s vibrant and captivating – every traveller’s dream destination – yet Brazil faces many social and environmental challenges invisible to the average traveller.  

Travelling into the depths of the Amazon jungle, this encounter, in partnership with South Collective, will shake all your senses and present an immersion like no other. This 11 day, immersive learning journey to Brazil will teach travellers about the state of food systems, biodiversity, water and agroforestry.

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For more information or to reserve your space, please email Eduardo Shimahara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..