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The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, U.S.

The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Partner: Universidad de Guadalajara, México

“US-Mexico Bidirectional Study Abroad Program on Smart Cities”

Many natural and man-made disasters in recent years have demonstrated that the infrastructure of a city, such as transportation, building, energy, and communication systems, are interdependent. The University of Texas at El Paso, in partnership with Universidad de Guadalajara, developed a study abroad program that will expose students to international engineering, business, social and cultural practices in order to provide them with a clear understanding of how individual infrastructure works into a “smart city.” Through the proposed program, students will attend classes, take field trips, and carry out projects that will address current issues faced by cities undergoing a transformation into smart cities.

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