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    Why Teach in Taiwan? Reflections on immersive learning
    From December 2016 to March 2017, nine students from eight countries joined education faculty member Bonnie Tai in Taiwan. For the first three weeks, Suzanne Morse, botany faculty member, was with the class, called Human Ecology Abroad in Taiwan, or HEAT. Students studied Mandarin, explored local food systems, participated in several forms of intercultural education, including a primary school of the indigenous Rukai community, wrote travel essays and epistolary poetry, and interviewed residents about the Japanese occupation, among other independent studies.
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    A Classroom Without Walls: The Great West Course
    Whether reading an account of the Tuolumne Meadows, volunteering in Yosemite National Park, or spending the weekend visiting a local ranching family, students in The Great West Course saw the American West in its own light—impossible to do from a classroom in Maine.