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Students learn Arctic policy issues firsthand

USC Dornsife’s Problems Without Passports program visits Finland, Sweden and Russia

The Arctic Circle might be the last place you’d expect to find a dozen and a half USC undergrads.

But a group of 18 students in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences’ Problems Without Passports program recently traveled to Finland, Sweden and Russia for an insiders’ view of the scientific, political, economic and environmental challenges the region faces.

The students prepared for several weeks before making the trip. “The students decide what the most important issues are,” said Steven Lamy, USC Dornsife vice dean and professor of international relations.

“I would do a Problems Without Passports every summer for the rest of my time here if I can,” student Meghan Heneghan said.

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