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7- Conducting a fieldtrip class in a foreign country? Professor Rob Olshansky shares tips on how to do it.

May 20th, 2016

Professor Rob Olshansky, Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducted a two-week fieldtrip class in Japan in January of 2016.  They explored a variety of urban environments in Japan, from Tokyo to Sendai, from Kyoto to Kobe and Hiroshima, and from traditional neighborhoods to new towns.  Their footsteps also reached rural areas and small coastal towns in Japan where they learned how these places recover after the 2011 tsunami.  A total of 14 students from Univ. of Illinois participated in this extremely memorable fieldtrip class.  Professor Olshansky shared tips on how he made it work.