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Globalization works to erase borders; however, for a country like Poland, borders and transgressions of borders have defined its identity. VIU students had the opportunity to travel to Wrocław, Poland in May 2012.
The primary focus of this field school was on the study of cultural contact zones: what happens when borders shift, when cultures collide? Is there a productive opportunity for collaboration and cooperation? Are cultural values maintained or are they at risk? How are such encounters recorded in literature, history, architecture, and visual and performing arts? What are the impacts of these records?