Fairleigh Dickinson U Study Abroad: International Communication (UK)

Study International Communication in England, Summer 2017

MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, May 28 – June 9, 2017.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Communication, the MA in Organizational Behavior, and selected upper-level undergraduate students.

Students from other universities and colleges are invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford; contact Dr. Radford for more information.

It is highly recommended interested students complete and submit the Commitment Form on or before April 1st, 2017, to ensure a place on the course.

CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2017 (Italy)

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

… brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. The 2017 Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The application phase for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 is now open. The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2017.

Gustolab Study Abroad: Food Systems (Vietnam, Italy or Japan)

Gustolab International has announced an expansion of their popular Critical Studies on Food summer program. Beginning summer 2017, there will be three complementary programs in Vietnam, Italy, and Japan.

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN VIETNAM
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 21 – June 18, 2017

COURSES OFFERED
* Food Systems in Vietnam (3 credits)
* Vietnam, Conflict, Contradiction and Change (3 credits)
* Vietnamese Language for Food and Business (up to 3 credits)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ITALY
DURATION: 5-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 22, 2017 – June 24, 2017
WHERE: ROME, ITALY

COURSES OFFERED
* 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!
* Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian Lexicon for Food Studies) (3 credits)
* Elementary Italian Language (3 credits)
* Intensive Elementary Italian Language (6 credits, minimum of 8 participants)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN JAPAN
SUMMER 2017
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: July 2 – July 30, 2017
WHERE: Osaka, Japan

COURSES OFFERED
* Critical Studies on Japanese Food Culture (3 credits)
* Food Choice and Politics in Japan (3 credits)

Applications also open for Gustolab International programs in Italy (Rome, South and North Italy). Open enrollment programs are available to students from all universities.
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Internship (several positions available!)

 

New Zealand National Expedition & Internship 2017

New Zealand National Expedition and Internship Program

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 2017. 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.

Exploration of some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immersion in Kiwi culture, and engagement with key industry players are all integrated with academic coursework that is worth 6-8 U.S. semester credits. In-country transport, accommodation, and tuition are all included in the program fee, and you can learn more about the itinerary, academics, internships, and student experiences on our website or connect with us on Facebook on our ‘New Zealand National Expedition & Internship’ page.

Program dates: June 12 – July 21, 2017

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Some of  your students might also 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.

For more information, contact: Dr. Anna Greenhow, A.Greenhow AT massey.ac.nz or Prof. Frank Sligo, F.Sligo AT massey.ac.nz

U Colorado Denver Study Abroad Italy 2017

Accepting Applications, “Managing across Cultures,” Study Abroad Program in Italy, University of Colorado Denver, Maymester 2017

We are currently accepting applications for our fascinating Study Abroad Program in Italy (deadline February 15, 2017).

We are excited to continue the strong tradition of education abroad studies in Sorrento, Italy.

The program will familiarize students with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of identity, cross-cultural awareness, and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Additionally, the program offers an everyday complimentary Italian class taught by native speakers, fascinating on-site work with unique local craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners, exploration of gastronomic wonders of Italy, excursions to Rome, Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Postiano, and a boat trip to the island of Capri.

This program is facilitated by Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, who is professor of communication and a former lecturer of Italian and German studies. Her research and teaching interests are in intercultural communication, management with a global mindset, European studies, conflict, transnational feminism, and international cinematography.

Please visit students’ academic blogs as well as our application site to learn more about the program, the requirements, and the steps for application. The review process for applications begins immediately.

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Application Site

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics (Denmark)

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics
PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen

The LANCHART Centre and the Department of Nordic Research at the University of Copenhagen once again invite applicants for a PhD winterschool in sociolinguistics. The winterschool will take place from 13th to 17th March 2017 at the University of Copenhagen.

The overall theme for the course is sociolinguistics understood broadly, and the participants will gain insights into different research fields within contemporary sociolinguistics. Focus is on newer developments and we will address studies of language, variation and change as well as ethnographic studies of language, mobility and diversity. We will discuss these issues both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective.

Teachers will be:
* Monica Heller (University of Toronto)
* Rickard Jonsson (University of Stockholm)
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller, Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
* Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London)

Each day will consist of presentations of PhD-projects from particpants, discussions, and lectures from teachers:
* Monica Heller: Moorings and mobilities in francophone Canada: challenges of a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of unrooted nations
* Rickard Jonsson: Handling the Other in anti-racist talk: linguistic ethnography in a prestigious Stockholm upper secondary school
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller & Pia Quist: Different routes to the same destination: Dialect and standardization in the 21st century
* Devyani Sharma: New methods for studying social change through language variation

Course requirements: All participants should prepare a 20 minutes presentation of their project with a special focus on themes that they would like to have discussed as part of the course. This could be for instance theoretical or methodological issues, or it could be ongoing analyses that would benefit from a discussion. The idea is for all participants to get an opportunity to have their projects discussed, and to get comments from both teachers and other partipants.

Max. number of participants: 25.
ECTS: 5.3.

Applications: Applications for the course should consist of a 1 page presentation of your PhD-project, pointing out which questions/themes you would like to present and discuss as part of the winterschool. Please send this via email to phdschool@hum.ku.dk no later than January 5th, 2017. Please also register via the link in the box on the right no later than January 5th, 2017.

Readings: Readings will be announced to participants after acceptance.

Further information: For more information about the winterschool, please contact Janus Spindler Møller  or Marie Maegaard.

Witness for Peace Delegation to Mexico

Final call for delegates – reply asap!

Witness for Peace, a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization working to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas, is looking for delegates to join Mexico: The Drug War and Social Control: Militarization, Displacement, and Migration from January 13th-22nd, 2017. Witness for Peace delegations are based in popular education and are powerful, transformative experiences. As an organization they have an excellent record working with Communication Studies departments to build international study abroad courses emphasizing social justice.

The January delegation to Mexico (which includes Mexico City and Oaxaca) will look at the intersection between economic policy, community, and culture. These experiences are paradigm changing for anyone with an interest in teaching intercultural and critical communication.

The application deadline has been extended but interested applicants should contact as soon as possible for more information and registration details:

James Dimock
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Or

Elise Roberts
Regional Organizer
Witness for Peace Upper Midwest

Mexico: The Drug War and Social Control: Militarization, Displacement, and Migration

The transnational corporate presence in Mexico has been increasing since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, and even more since constitutional reforms were passed in 2014. Today, the government prioritizes corporate rights and land concessions for energy extraction, while the human rights record for the U.S.-funded military and police has continued to worsen. Increased military funding for the Drug war has fueled the corruption and violence, and forced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detentions, and kidnappings have continued to increase. Find out how this state repression relates to the implementation of a neoliberal agenda and learn how U.S. Drug War policy has encouraged militarization and fueled migration north. Strengthen your analysis of the links between transnational corporate interests, military aid, state repression of social movements, and forced displacement and migration.

Participants on this delegation will:

-Investigate the Mérida Initiative (the $2.4 billion U.S. military aid package to Mexico) and learn how it has led to an increase in human rights abuses

-Hear about the organizing struggles and successes of communities in resistance

-Meet with Mexican human rights and land rights activists from different eras (1960’s through today)

-Strengthen a global movement against militarization and corporate control

Cagli Project: Study Abroad in Italy 2017

Gonzaga University has announced that the Cagli Project is now available to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students from any university.  This will be the 14th year of the Intercultural Communication and International Media Project in Cagli, Italy. Students can earn up to six graduate or undergraduate credits in communication and leadership in this cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence.  Come and discover the “real” Italy.  Recently one of their projects was featured in the American Journalism Review .

The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging.  Class begins in Florence and moves to historical Cagli in the Apennine Mountains.  The program also includes a day trip Assisi, the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel” to beautiful beaches or other Italian cities. Dates are June 17 – July 3, 2017.  The program has won several awards.

Openings are limited
– Early application deadline (first priority) is December 1, 2016.
– Application deadline, January 15, 2017.
– Deposit deadline: February 1, 2017.

Contact for additional information: Professor John S. Caputo, Department of Communication & Leadership Studies, Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar, Gonzaga University: caputo[at]gonzaga.edu

Study Abroad: Rhetoric & Performance in Ancient Greece 2017

Study Abroad Opportunity for Communication students
Rhetoric and Performance in Ancient Greece (Villanova University)

As we all know, the communication discipline has its origins in the study of the spoken word and its power to influence political decisions and shape human communities. In this Summer Study Abroad program, Villanova University faculty accompany approximately 20 students on a journey through many of Greece’s historic, cultural, and natural sites in order to engage in the study of performance and rhetoric. Classes are taught open-air style in ancient sites (and on beaches) and students live in 3 or 4 star hotels while traveling from Athens to several Greek islands, Delphi, and Tolo.

Applications are open for this five-week, 6 – credit summer program that allows Communication majors and minors to gain important insights into the roots of the discipline and make contemporary applications through hands-on experience in Greece. The 2017 program consists of two interdependent courses that will engage students in understanding connections between the ancient and contemporary Greek worlds: one focuses on ancient Greek rhetoric, myth and ritual, with attention to the rhetorical shaping and performance of myth in Greek culture. The other focuses on the place of performance in ancient Greece from the time of Homer through the height of theatre in 5th century BCE Athens, with attention to the powerful relationships among performer, text, audience, and place.

The program will be taught by Dr. Shauna MacDonald & Dr. Heidi Rose (Villanova University), and will run from May 21, 2017 (Departure from the U.S.) to June 27, 2017. The deadline for applications is March 1, but we strongly encourage that students meet the early action deadline of Dec. 15, 2016.

This program is open to Communication majors and minors and all Honors majors at Villanova University, as well as to Communication majors and minors from other universities. For information about eligibility or questions about the process, please contact Dr. Shauna MacDonald.

For more information or to apply, please see the program website at the Office of Education Abroad (below) and/or email Dr. Shauna MacDonald (shauna.macdonald@villanova.edu):

 

Spelman College on Encouraging African-American Studies to Study Abroad

Lizette Terry Study Abroad 2016 (crop)

“According to the Spelman College Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, which oversees the Study Abroad Office, a record-breaking 277 students traveled to 18 countries during summer 2016. All total, more than 400 Spelman students traveled to 35 countries during the 2015-2016 academic year compared to 218 participants just four years ago – demonstrating sustained growth of the study abroad program and underscoring the importance of global education in students’ overall educational experience.

The photo captures Lizette Terry, C’2017, and her peers during a study abroad trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Spelman is outpacing the national average in the number of African-American students studying abroad. A 2015 “Open Doors Report” by the Institute of International Education determined African Americans comprised just 5.6 percent of U.S. college students who participated in study abroad programs during the 2013-2014 academic year. During that same period, 20 percent of Spelman’s 2,100 students studied abroad in 43 countries, and 71 percent of the class of 2015 had a global travel experience.”

For the rest of the article, read the original here.