An international, interdisciplinary collaboration between my students at UMD and students at the University of Bergen, Norway.
The Fiction: strapped institutions try for a low-cost, virtual alternative to actual travel as tuition and travel costs rise.
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Rules of the Game
- Students in Bergen and Duluth roam their own cities, getting pics and captions of memorable study abroad locations. In order to be useful to many students, the pictures contain no recognizable faces.
- Students in Bergen put pins and questions on a Google map of Duluth after exploring in Google Earth Street View. Duluth students do the same on a Google map of Bergen. Students then go on the missions requested by the foreign students.
- Each student pieces together a fictional study abroad narrative using selected photos and caption information from the other city.