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WWB Campus: Bringing International Literature into the Classroom

In 2014, Words Without Borders announced an exciting new education program: WWB Campus. Drawing from the magazine's rich archive of contemporary stories, essays, poems, and graphic literature in translation, WWB Campus connects students and educators to eye-opening contemporary writing from across the globe.

WWB Campus launched in spring 2017 with writing from Mexico, Egypt, China, Russia, and Japan. The Web site,, presents selected texts alongside multimedia contextual materials, ideas for lessons, and pathways for further exploration. Our goal is to create a virtual learning space without borders, fostering meaningful cross-cultural understandings and inspiring a lifelong interest in international literature.

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