Virtual study abroad course emulates in-person experience in Japan

In a span of 20 minutes, a dozen students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison visited a Japanese pastry shop, a high-tech sushi restaurant, and got ice cream — twice. But they all left a little hungrier.

They were the virtual guests of their counterparts at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM), taking a food tour of the Japanese city. It was one of several immersive video field trips, and just a taste of the numerous welcoming, engaging learning experiences that were to come for the UW–Madison students. For 10 days, the virtual study abroad program “UW Food Systems and the Environment in Northern Japan” was in session […]

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