International labs provide the essential clinical link between academic education and professional practice across the globe. Students work with real clients from the country abroad where the lab takes place. Local agencies and firms often sponsor a laboratory to obtain valued studies in research, design and analysis. Community groups seek assistance from laboratory/workshops to obtain analysis and information otherwise unavailable to them. The products of these labs usually take the form of policy recommendations, a suggested plan or alternative plans, databases, background information, various maps and graphics. Recent labs have been in Beijing, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cardiff, United Kingdom.