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Thursday, April 9 • 11:00am - 12:25pm
TH11.00.20 ‘City Abroad’: International Programs, Undergraduate Education, and Urban Studies

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Students at US colleges and universities have ‘gone abroad’ since the 1920s, with many of these experiences taking places in cities around the world. Yet, often times these experiences are framed by disciplinary approaches or topics that diminish their urban context. This session will focus on pedagogical approaches, ‘classroom’ techniques, and programmatic structures that effectively integrate study abroad experiences into a broader Urban Studies curriculum. Speakers will explore linkages between international urban academic programs and critical thinking about local urban processes, challenges and context; world cities, cosmopolitan subjectivities, and intercultural competence; integrating structured educational activities and informal experiential education into course curriculum; and the academic and social objectives of international urban academic programs. Speakers will also reflect on institutional challenges and invite colloquy participants to contribute experiences.


Carol Jambor-Smith

CAPA International Education

Joseph Stanley

Director of International Programs, Simmons College

Elizabeth Thomas

Director of Urban Studies, Associate Professor of Psychology, Rhodes College


Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm EDT
Trinity (2nd floor)