CFP Out-of-the-Box Student Travel

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapter Proposals: Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l). Editors: Irina Gendelman and Jeff Birkenstein.

This collection will attempt to cover a variety of possible travel models, both international and domestic. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

–       History and culture of places through (Slow) food;
–       Exploring place through psychogeography and derive;
–       Finding and documenting insurgent and reclaimed public spaces;
–       Slow travel, being a flâneur in the 21st Century;
–       Deconstructing the myths of historical markers and heritage sites;
–       Photography, video, and other digital means of (re-)producing travel;
–       Sustainability of travel.

Abstract of 500 words are due on November 1, 2018. Please send your proposals to Irina Gendelman.

EIUC Summer School in Cinema Human Rights & Advocacy 2018 (Italy)

Study AbroadEIUC is glad to announce the 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (August 27-September 5, 2018), a training initiative developed by EIUC and CHRA dedicated to graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO and advocacy sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.

Early Bird: 9 May 2018
Registration Deadline: 31 July 2018

The 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries, The Role of the New Media during Conflict, Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

Global Governance & International Law Summer School (Belgium)

Applied ICDGLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW SUMMER SCHOOL, 2- 6 JULY 2018, Leuven, Belgium.

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (University of Leuven) and the Dean Rusk International Law Center (University of Georgia School of Law) are delighted to welcome you to study international law and global governance with us over the course of the week.

Through lectures, discussions, and a high-level conference, you will explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other nonstate actors interact. A range of global challenges will be discussed, such as trade and sustainable development, peace and security, human rights, the rule of law, and democracy.

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U Mass Study Abroad: Food Studies (Italy)

Study AbroadCRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY PROGRAM. 5-Week Full Immersion Summer Program, Rome, Italy, May 21 – June 23, 2018.

Gustolab is now accepting applications for a 5-week Summer 2018 Critical Studies on Food in Italy study abroad program and a 4-week Academic Internship Program. Designed, promoted and managed by Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability and University of Massachusetts Amherst. The program is open to all majors. Students can earn up to 9 credits.

Available courses:
Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits)
Food Media, Communication and Trends (3 credits)
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits)
Food Waste in Italy (3 credits) NEW!
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits)
Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits)

Students can add on the 4-week academic internship program at the end of the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Program, June 24 – July 21, 2018, in multiple locations in Italy. Internships are customized according to the needs of students. They offer interns the opportunity to work in a specific field dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability.  Interns will also carry out a research project.

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Study AbroadGlobal Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program
  • Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals
  • Number of scholarships: Over 20
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance
  • Deadline: March 6, 2018

Cagli Project Study Abroad 2018 (Italy)

Study AbroadIn it’s 15th year the Cagli Project brings students to Cagli, Italy, to raise intercultural competence and communication skills matched to a deep dive into Italy, from Rome to Cagli to discover the “real Italy” and learn about global citizenship. In cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome and the Institute for Education in International Media. Application deadline: February 28, 2018 (rolling admission possible after that if program is not full).

Group Photo Cagli Project

The Cagli Project is a deep cultural immersion that begins in Rome and moves into the beautiful Italian medieval “city” of Cagli in the Apennine Mountains and the Renaissance cities of Urbino and Gubbio. Students will be on the ancient Via Flaminia from Rome to the Adriatic Sea, where this unique opportunity will provide the tools to acquire practical language and transmedia skills while using proven cultural immersion techniques.

The ability to assimilate quickly and hone in on another culture’s values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a world where globalization and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how to read another culture on their own terms. At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the intercultural dialogue that the modern world requires. Journalism students will learn a “backpack style of journalism being a journalist on-the-go, and using a documentary.

Travel & Internship Program (New Zealand)

Study AbroadNew Zealand National Expedition and Internship Program for Communication students. Program dates: June 11 – July 20, 2018. Application deadline: March 15, 2018

Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2018. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture.

The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.

Some students might alternatively be interested in joining the Creative Expression and Digital Media cohort – another track of the National Expedition and Internship Program open to students in Theatre, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production majors.

U Wales Doctoral Scholarships: Interfaith Studies (UK)

FellowshipsHarmony Doctoral Scholarships in Interfaith StudiesUniversity of Wales, Trinity Saint David – Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts. Deadline: November 17, 2017.

Eight Full Scholarships available. Each scholarship offers full funding for 3 years. Each scholarship includes tuition fees and living expenses.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, in collaboration with the International Federation of Inter-Faith and Intercultural Dialogue and the Chin Kung Multi-cultural Education Foundation, are pleased to invite applications for one of up to 8 fully-funded Harmony Doctoral Scholarships starting at the end of February 2018. Each scholarship lasts for three years.

Applications are invited from high quality students in the area of theology and religious studies, and from all religions and faith traditions. Working through their own particular faith tradition or theological / religious specialism, students will research aspects of inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue through an investigation of the similarities and differences between the beliefs, ethics and precepts of various religions and faith-based traditions. Successful candidates will join a vibrant Research College where they will work and study within a collaborative context and will undertake during the first year a structured programme of doctoral training in textual analysis, research methodologies, and inter-faith study and dialogue, to support their individual research over the remaining two years.

Study Abroad in Northern Ireland: Peacebuilding through Storytelling & Dialogue

Study AbroadSpecial Opportunity for short term study in N. Ireland: Peacebuilding through Storytelling and Dialogue in Northern Ireland. Application deadline: November 30, 2017.

This unique course is designed to learn how communication through storytelling and dialogue can lead to Peace in a highly divided society. Students will work with former combatants to share stories and to develop healing and ethical remembering in the process to transforming the culture of Northern Ireland.

Building on Transmedia Skills including, photography, blogging, journaling and interviewing, students will be engaged in documenting this arduous but transformative process.  This cultural immersion process will have many take-away skills including intercultural competence and communication skills enhancement, peace and conflict negotiation, healing and ethical remembering.

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students

Class meetings will take place in Derry, Northern Ireland December 31, 2017 – January 15, 2018.  Course materials will be placed online with discussion opportunities and there will final material due at the conclusion of the course

Study Abroad: London & Iceland 2018 (Radford U)

Study AbroadStudy Abroad in London and Iceland for Communication students (undergraduate or graduate) interested in studying Media and Society or Intercultural and International Communication in London and Iceland during summer 2018.  This is a three-week program (Approximately May 14 through June 6) where students experience the cultures first hand through visits to television and movie studios, live performances, guest lectures from professionals, and guided tours of museums, and historical venues.

The program is sponsored by Radford University and taught by Matthew Turner, Associate Professor of Communication.  The application deadline is October 31.