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The City as Text

Occasional Publication No. 1

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The City as Text: Urban Environments as the Classroom in Education Abroad

This collection of essays reflects the significance of urban environments as the classroom in education abroad. The authors engage with a diverse range of complex urban environments around the world, including the global cities of London, Paris, Beijing, and Shanghai, demonstrating some of the unique learning opportunities they present for students. These urban spaces offer intense and demanding landscapes for academic investigation that can enrich the learning environment for all of us who are engaged in the education abroad endeavor.

The global future is urban. The potential for cities as uniquely challenging sites for learning which transcend traditional study abroad agendas and generate innovative pedagogies is a focus for continuing debate in the field.

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