Study abroad – Peru

Bring your classes to Peru! The Department of Communication at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is taking program requests for winter and summer faculty-led programs. We can help you design courses in communication studies as well as journalism and mass media classes. We are a bilingual, private university located in Lima with an extension campus in Cusco. We offer campus classroom space, intercultural opportunities, Spanish classes and a trip to Machu Picchu for 2-4 week classes.

Contact Dr. Anthony Spencer or International Student Coordinator Keith Annis for more information.

Anthony Spencer, Ph.D.
Director de Carrera de Comunicaciones
317-1000 Anexo 3256
Nextel 810*8739
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Av. La Fontana 550. La Molina

Study Abroad Dublin

The Media and Communication Department at Muhlenberg College is entering its second year of an exciting, media-focused study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland. A group of 15 to 20 Muhlenberg students majoring in Media or Film Studies travels with a faculty member, living on campus at Dublin City University (DCU). The students take two courses in the DCU School of Communications, a course with the Muhlenberg faculty member, and a guaranteed for-credit, media-related internship. Halfway through the semester, the students take a week-long “study trip” to London, complete with scheduled visits to the BBC, Guardian, Bloomberg, and Historic Royal Palaces. The program was designed for Muhlenberg students, but undergraduates with a background in media and communication are encouraged to email to inquire about joining next spring’s Dublin semester.

Study abroad-Lisbon

The Study Abroad Umass in Lisbon Program.

UMass in Lisbon, sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies with the support of the Luso-American Foundation, is a UMass system-wide program that offers American students the opportunity to spend a semester or year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon learning about the vast Portuguese-speaking world and European Union.

As the only residential study abroad program in Portugal managed directly by a major American university, UMass in Lisbon provides unrivaled access to one of the world’s most strategic centers of language and culture. Through our partnership with The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), students will have curricular choices in both English and Portuguese, to supplement the offerings of UMass courses taught on site by both UMass and Portuguese faculty. In addition, each student will take a course in language/culture study at her or his specific instructional level. A significant number of field trips will complement classroom learning, and living accommodations and classrooms will be shared with European ERASMUS and Portuguese university students.

Administrative assistance is available 24/7. A summer program offers additional UMass courses and access to courses and facilities of the Technical University of Lisbon’s Superior Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG-UTL).

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Call for Applications: 2012 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme of Communication Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 14th annual Media Policy Summer School, to be held from June 18 – 29, 2012 at the University of Oxford.

The annual summer institute brings together young scholars and regulators to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics and development and its influence on media policy. Participants come from around the world; countries represented at previous summer institutes include Thailand, Kenya, China, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Jordan, Italy and Bosnia, among others.

This year the summer institute seeks, as part of the cohort, researchers and academics (PhD candidates and early career academics, for example), who will come with a research project related to the general subject of the seminar. Research generally related to the work of the Center for Global Communication Studies and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy is especially welcome, and some participants will be asked to present their research. Applications are also welcome from those working as lawyers and those employed by NGOs, government bodies, and regulatory agencies.

The seminars this year will focus on several key areas, including media governance in India and China and strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict and transitional environments, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. At the same time, the successful curriculum that has been the foundation of the program over the years will continue, with sessions covering global media policy issues such as media and economic/social development, freedom of information, internet regulation and convergence. Part of the course will be devoted to new developments in comparative approaches to regulation, looking at Ofcom in the UK and other agencies, including examples from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The seminar brings together a wide range of participants from around the globe and provides them with an environment in which significant policy issues are seriously discussed. The richness of the experience comes from exposure to a variety of speakers and from the discussions among participants themselves.

This year, Internews Network will again be offering twelve Media Policy Fellowships that cover tuition, housing, travel, and per diem for exceptional applicants who are engaged in research on media advocacy, reform, and implementation in post-conflict societies. For more information about the Internews Fellowships, please contact CGCS.

Applications for the 2012 program will be accepted via our online application form on a rolling basis through March 31, 2012.  Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested.

For more information about the program, application instructions, and a link to the online application please visit:

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at

Fairleigh Dickinson Study Abroad in England

Are you a graduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2012?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University‘s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 21 – June 2, 2012.

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 have two full-day opportunities to work with students from the MA in Corporate Communication offered by the University of West London. 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 Corporate and Organizational Communication and the MA in Organizational Behavior.Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Full details about the course, tuition and fees, photographs, and programs from prior years, can be found at Fairleigh Dickinson’s page (follow the link “Study in England, Summer 2012”)

or email for more information.

Gary P. Radford, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication Studies
Editor, Atlantic Journal of Communication

Department of Communication Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ 07940

973-443-8648 /

MA Int’l Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Cooperation with Dubrovnik International University
(Berlin and Dubrovnik, October 11th, 2011)
( Application Form>

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Dubrovnik International University (DIU) are pleased to announce the graduate Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. Offered by DIU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a new focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.

The Degree
While the study of political science has been a cherished tradition of academia, the developments outlined above demand the identification of entirely new theories and models. An understanding of the challenges faced by the contemporary world requires an interdisciplinary approach; International Relations and Diplomacy should not be understood only as disciplines of Political Science or Political Theory, but also be interpreted from the perspective of art and culture, economics, law, and other social sciences.

Further information about the program curriculum is found under:

The Online Degree
In order to provide access to this MA degree to those applicants who are not able to travel to Berlin and Dubrovnik for the MA degree (such as professionals or diplomats with full time jobs) we have developed  an online version of the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. This degree would follow the same structure and curriculum of the on-site Masters Degree offered through the two institutions; however would be completely administered online and offered to those who could not physically come to Berlin or Dubrovnik. This program, like the on-site program, will be facilitated in English. For more information about this online degree, please contact us at:

DIU and the ICD do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Additional factors, such as essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews are also a vital part of the admissions process. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.

Mark Donfried
Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurfürstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719
Phone: 00.49.(0)30.2360-7680
Fax: 00.49.(0)30.2360-76811

MA in Cultural Policy and Management

MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management
Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans

The University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in cooperation with the University Lyon 2, France is organizing a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans). This MA programme, taught in English and French, has gained an international reputation. Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organizations and guest experts from all over Europe, it attracts not only students from the Balkan region but also those coming from Europe and worldwide, who seek a new, stimulating and different study environment.

This programme enables students to be part of a creative capital and multicultural landscape of the Balkans. For its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.

The programme is implemented through lectures, project making, research based learning, problem solving, small group work, individual and group tutorials, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by 13-15 June 2011 and 19-20 September 2011 respectively. For more information, please visit

Social media: Summer school

Making Sense of Social Media: Empirical Research and Future Directions
Swabian Alb, August 1 – 4, 2011
1st joint Summer School of the Leibniz Graduate School for Knowledge Media Research and the ScienceCampus Tübingen

The Leibniz Graduate School for Knowledge Media Research and the ScienceCampus Tübingen are pleased to announce their first joint Summer School for talented junior researchers. The Summer School addresses empirically oriented psychologists and social scientists dealing with questions in the field of Web 2.0 and social media. It presents a unique opportunity for young researchers to meet fellow researchers and learn from outstanding scientific leaders by developing new research ideas. Across three parallel workshop tracks (about 10 participants each), the Summer School »Making sense of social media« provides the framework to discuss recent developments from a scientific point of view, share ideas and gain insights into how we as a research community can make sense of social media.

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Judith Donath, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Track Leaders:
Sonja Utz, VU University, Amsterdam, NL
Track I: Learning about Others – Interpersonal Relationships
Dan Cosley, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Track II: Learning from Others – Social Navigation
Jan Van Aalst, The University of Hong Kong, RC
Track III: Learning with Others – Knowledge Building

Track I
Learning about Others – Interpersonal Relationships
Social networking sites have become the most popular form of social media. They offer potentials to maintain, extend and manage interpersonal relationships both in private and professional life. Social networks and communities rely on users’ willingness to learn about the activities and interests of others, and by keeping others informed about one’s own offline and online life. The management of interpersonal relationships touches issues such as social identity, strong and weak social ties, and mutual trust. This workshop investigates processes that foster or inhibit the management of interpersonal relationships in social networks. The aim of the workshop is to build the ground for theory-driven development of design principles for online communities.

Track II
Learning from Others – Social Navigation
Users can be easily overwhelmed by the amount of available information in the Web. Therefore, some forms of social media are geared at helping users in finding their way. Social navigation is a principle to address this issue, and it rests on collaborative principles: many users leave information signposts (e.g. via ratings, profiles, and behavioral data), thereby collectively making other users aware of valuable pieces of information. Typical applications that harness the power of the collective through social navigation are recommender systems, awareness tools, and voting systems. They have an impact both on information selection as well as processing of information. This workshop addresses psychological and technological principles that make social navigation click.

Track III
Learning with Others – Knowledge Building
The concept of social media is currently spreading in the areas of learning and education. In accordance to constructivist learning principles, Web 2.0 users now actively build rather than just acquire knowledge and information. Knowledge building constitutes a form of collaborative learning, and it becomes increasingly pervasive in schools, organizations, and everyday life. In this workshop it will be investigated how knowledge building can best be supported in social media contexts. It aims at getting an understanding of the principles that underlie collaborative learning and knowledge building.

August 1, 2011 Arrival and keynote presentations in plenary session
August 2, 2011 I Workshop sessions I Working on theoretical issues and research questions
August 3, 2011 I Workshop sessions II Discussing research designs and application fields
August 4, 2011 Presentation of results in plenary session

The Summer School is designed for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers within two years after completion of their thesis in psychology or social sciences.

Please submit an extended abstract of your research (500-1000 words), a short statement about your motivation to take part in an interdisciplinary workshop, including a preference of which track you want to join, and a curriculum vitae, including your subject and degree. Please send your application to Susann Pfeiffer: s.pfeiffer(aτ)
The deadline for application is May 1, 2011.

Organizational details
Program, accommodation and lodging costs will be covered for all participants. The Summer School will be hosted in a hotel at the Swabian Alb. A shuttle bus will be provided from Tübingen for arrival and departure. Additional funding for travel costs can be provided for a limited number of participants. All Information you find in the flyer.

Susann Pfeiffer
Managing Director
ScienceCampus Tübingen
c/o Knowledge Media Research Center Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 40, D-72072 Tübingen
e-mail: s.pfeiffer(aτ)

Presented by
Knowledge Media Research Center
Leibniz Graduate School for Knowledge Media Research
ScienceCampus Tübingen

Study Abroad-China

I will be leading students from the University of Oklahoma on a four-week Study Abroad program in Kunming, China, June 17- July 14. Undergraduate students will take a three hour course that I teach, “Communication in Chinese Cultures” and a three hour course in East-West poetry. Currently this program is open only to students at the University of Oklahoma. However, if you are interested or know of students who might be interested, contact me and we can look into what could possibly be arranged.

We took students to China last summer and had a wonderful time. The city of Kunming is known as the city of “eternal spring” and has great weather, clean air, great food, and fascinating cultures. It is located in Yunnan Province, Southwest China, home to many non-Han ethnic groups. We will take students to Lijiang, home of the Naxi people, and Shangrila, where there are many Tibetans. It’s a great place to spend the summer, learn about China, and broaden your cultural horizons!

Contact me:
See also my website:

Study abroad-Italy, Turkey, France

Undergraduate and Graduate global communication opportunities this summer in Florence, Cagli and Urbino, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; and Perpignan, France.

For the 10th year we will be taking students from around the country to Europe to participate in Backpack Journalism and Leadership courses.

Florence, Italy (Grad. students only):
Renaissance Rhetoric – May 27 – June 10
Renaissance Leadership – May 27 – June 10
Project Management Italy – June 10 – June 24

Cagli Project Italy – Grad. and Graduating Seniors only
Intercultural and Global story writing and Multimedia June 23 – July 9

Urbino, Italy:
Multimedia Journalism and Magazine Publishing June 9 – July 7

Perpignan, France:
Multimedia Journalism June 23 – July 23

Istanbul, Turkey:
Multimedia Journalism June 23 – July 21

For details of Graduate Communication and Leadership courses.
For the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project.
For Graduate internship opportunities in each site.
For full program descriptions and undergraduate applications to Istanbul, Turkey; Urbino, Italy; or Perpignan, France.

Student participants come from many universities. The Department of Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga is the host University for all graduate credits.

Email for more information.
John S. Caputo, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication and Leadership Studies
Distinguished Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar
Department of Communication and Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA. 99258-0001
Tel: 509-313-6656

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