Gonzaga University has announced that the Cagli Project is now available to undergraduate and graduate students from any university. This will be the 13th 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. 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 and to the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel” Dates are June 17 – July 3, 2016. The program has won several awards.
For further information, contact: Professor John S. Caputo, Department of Communication & Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University has announced that the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project is now available to undergraduate as well as graduate students from any university. This will be the 12th year of the 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. We would like you and your students to consider this summer. Recently one of our projects was featured in the American Journalism Review. We say “Go Out a Tourist and come back a World Citizen.”
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 to the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel” Dates are June 8 – June 24, 2015. The program has won several awards and is considered one of the best buys in Study Abroad.
The deadline for application is February 1, 2015. Please contact me if I can provide any additional information.
Professor John S. Caputo
Summer International/Intercultural and Backpack Journalism Program
For the eleventh summer Gonzaga University Master’s in Communication and Leadership Program is offering its Summer International/Intercultural and Backpack Journalism Program. Open to all graduate students or graduating seniors, the program begins in Florence and then moves into the Apennine Mountain medieval city of Cagli, where students in the Cagli Project are assigned to develop multi-media storytelling projects. Time is spent in class, in the field researching and producing stories, and in the lab completing assignments and coordinating the elements of each story. This year there are five specific course modules: Intercultural Communication, Italian language and culture (these modules include Journaling), Profile Writing, Photography, and Digital Design. The program also includes a day-trip to Urbino and free weekend-travel. Because of the setting of this program, students will have a unique opportunity to learn how to access a foreign culture and to acquire practical language skills rapidly by using an immersion technique. The ability to assimilate quickly and to hone in on another culture¹s values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a field where globalization and intercultural communication are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how “to read” another culture on its own terms — thereby eliminating cultural bias. At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the intercultural dialogue that the modern world requires.This program is open to graduating seniors and graduate students. The Program costs include 6 graduate credits, hotels and apartments, in county transportation, some meals, technology, and closing exhibition. The summer session is June 8– June 24, 2015, with online content pre and post Italy. For more information contact Dr. John Caputo. To see the work of former students and years go to:
http://www.gonzagaincagli.com For details of the MA and descriptions of the program along with an application go to the main webpage.
Graduate Study Abroad Program: The Cagli Project
One of the “best buys” in Graduate Study Abroad programs is our 17-day Award Winning Cagli Project, a multi-media cultural immersion project for graduating seniors and graduate students. Begin in Renaissance Florence and then move into the Medieval market city of Cagli on the ancient Via Flaminia where you will get to know and understand the “real Italy.” Enjoy life on the Piazza Matteoti with its quaint shops, gelateria, coffee bars and restaurants. Have classes in the Scuola d’Arte. Many meals are shared group experiences. Enjoy the precious opera house and the mountain springs. Wake up to church bells, and enjoy the weekly festivals including Venerde and the Cagli beerfest.
Get to know Italians as you earn six credits learning conversational Italian, intercultural competence, photography, and profile writing. Earn the Emphasis in Intercultural and International Communication. Make friends for a lifetime in this truly transformational experience. There is still time for enrollment; see details.
Also, there are also two $300 scholarships made available by benefactors to the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Program. The application for the scholarship is on the website.
Regular financial aid can be used for these classes.
For details contact Dr. Caputo.