Summer Course: Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation, Hamburg International Summer School, University of Hamburg, Germany, July 6-31 July 2020. Deadline: Rolling admission.
Earn up to 10 credits (ECTS). Language of instruction: English. Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today’s societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany – as examples, the course will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries. All Summer School programs include our supplementary program, focusing on German culture and history, taught through field trips and excursions.
Four core topics:
- Key Issues in Multilingualism
- Language Development in Multilingual Settings
- Language Diversity in Formal and Informal Settings
- Multilingual Learning Motivation in a Foreign Language Context
Ethnography, Language & Communication: Key Concepts and Methods Summer School, University College of London, London, UK, 27-31 July 2020. Application Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five-day research training course.
The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc.
The course will be taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Jeff Bezemer, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Piia Varis, Dr Julia Snell, Prof Ben Rampton.
Study Abroad: Business Leadership and Communication, Bangkok, Thailand, July 25 – August 20, 2020. Deadline: April 3, 2020.
This highly interactive and engaging travel study program is set in vibrant Bangkok, a major business hub in South East Asia. Bangkok represents an ideal place for students to embark upon this program’s two core content areas – business communications and business leadership. While in Bangkok, students will experience global business first-hand, meeting local business leaders, visiting key cultural sights, and learning from professors with extensive regional knowledge. Business communications is often cited as a critical component in both getting a job and rising to leadership positions.
Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, Global Campus of Human Rights (EIUC) in Venice Lido, Italy, 30 August to 9 September, 2020. Early Bird Deadline: 2 March 2020.
The Summer School is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus and Picture People. The 11-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 Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
Applied Linguistics Scholarships, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 17 June 2019.
University of Glasgow is offering a number of scholarships exclusively for study on their new MSc in Applied Linguistics for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The awards are £10k forinternational students and £5k for UK/EU students. All awards are for tuition fee discount, and do not completely cover the costs.
EIUC Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, August 26-Sept 4, 2019, Venice, Italy. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and Picture People. 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 76thVenice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
Study abroad summer 2019: Food Media, Communication and Trends Course, Rome, Italy, May 20-June 22, 2019.
Students have the possibility to earn three credits for this course from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are no prerequisites. The course is offered within the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2019 program which assists students in understanding the role of food in human cultures as well as the range of choices and values implicit in the foods eaten in Italy and elsewhere. Students can also select from the other courses provided in the program: Critical Studies on Food; Food, Nutrition, and Culture in Italy; Food Waste in Italy; Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian) (all 3 credits). Some scholarships are available.
Gustolab International also offers courses in Vietnam (June 30-July 27) and Japan (May 26-June 23).
Study Abroad in England: International Communication and Culture, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England, May 26 – June 7, 2019. Deadline: April 5, 2019.
MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 International Communication and Culture is a 12-day seminar offered at Wroxton College each summer for graduate students in the MA in Communication and selected students from the BA in Communication Studies. The seminar consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and leisure trips to London, Stratford, and Oxford.
The objective of the seminar is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which professional and other interactions take place from a UK and European perspective. Students will also examine case studies conducted by UK media, advertising, and public relations practitioners which show how issues of culture, history, politics, and theory play out in actual corporate communication practice.
The 2019 course will take place from May 26 through June 7. Students completing the course receive three credits toward their degree. Students from the MBA program, the MA in Organizational Behavior, the BA in Communication Studies, and other universities and colleges may also register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.
Summer Intercultural Communication Study Abroad in Poland, May 13-27, 2019. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is now accepting applications for a two-week, 3 credit-hour study abroad program in Wroclaw, Poland. As the fourth largest city in Poland, Wroclaw is home to over 100,000 college students and considered Poland’s “tech hub.” Students will spend two weeks examining intercultural interaction from a communication perspective, with particular focus on coordinated management of meaning (CMM). They will explore issues of ethnicity, culture, gender and social/economic class, and participate in a two-day conference with communication students and faculty from the University of Wroclaw. The program also includes a visit to Auschwitz and museum tours including the National Museum, the Architectural Museum, and the Panorama.