Study Abroad: New Zealand/Australia (2019)

Study AbroadStudy Abroad in New Zealand and Australia, Media and Society or Intercultural and International Communication, May 20 – June 13, 2019. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, who will experience the cultures first hand through visits to television and movie studios, live performances, guest lectures from professionals, and guided tours of museums, and cultural events.  The program has been offered most summers since 2005 in conjunction with an established International Education Provider having safety and emergency procedures and personnel in place on site.   The program is sponsored by Radford University and taught by Matthew Turner, Professor of Communication.  Students can apply at:    The application deadline is October 31.  Thank you for your help.

U Oregon Job Ad: Global Education Advisor (USA)

Job adsGlobal Education Oregon (GEO) Advisor, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Deadline: September 18, 2018.

The Office of International Affairs is seeking two Advisors to provide support to students considering and participating in study abroad programs and international internships. This GEO Study Abroad Advisor will report to the Assistant Director-Advising and is responsible for providing support to students considering and participating in study abroad programs and international internships. The primary duties of this position will be to advise and recruit students, interview applicants, participate in the selection process, and lead pre-departure orientations. This position will also assist the GEO Institutional Relations unit with publicity efforts, which requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, the Advisor will assist in managing applications and tracking enrollments and admissions for GEO programs.

Institute for Study Abroad Job Ads: Vice President; Assistant Field Directors (USA)

Job adsThe Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) based in Indiana, USA currently has 4 open positions:

Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

This position provides a unique opportunity to shape an evolving organization and the long-term impact of education abroad on participants. Open until filled; posted August 20, 2018, screening begins September 24, 2018.

Assistant Field Director: 3 positions available

The Assistant Field Director position is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position based in Indianapolis at the IFSA office. Assistant Field Directors assist in developing university relationships and promoting IFSA programs to study abroad professionals, faculty, academic advisors, and students. Assistant Field Directors will provide support to the University Relations team by traveling extensively within Field Director regions, visiting current partners and cultivating relationships and growing overall student enrollment in IFSA programs. Open until filled; posted August 20, 2018.

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Auburn U Job Ad: International Education (USA)

Job adsInternational Education Specialist, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. Open until filled, posted August 14, 2018.

Among other duties:

Provides advising, administrative, and logistical support to students, faculty, and staff for study abroad programs.

Designs and implements a comprehensive study abroad program for AUM , to include individual student programs; faculty-led, Exchange Student and prestigious scholarships.

Leading Intercultural Dialogues with High School Students

Applied ICDRafuls, Maylen. (26 June 2018). Cultural dialogue leads to empathy in Toulouse. CIEE Global Navigator: High School Study Abroad.

This article provides useful details about how to lead discussion of intercultural dialogue at the high school level, based on the work of Isabelle Jaffe, Director of CIEE Toulouse, with the High School Summer Abroad Program. She “facilitates cultural reflection by providing a space in which students can discuss new experiences and cultural differences and their reactions to them.” Others could learn from her experience.

Additional resources on holding intercultural dialogues: Constructing Intercultural Dialogues includes case studies on Intercultural Dialogue as an Activity of Daily Living, “America the Beautiful,” The Privilege of Listening First; and Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue includes Dialogue as a Space of Relationship.

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.

Loyola Marymount U Job Ad: Study Abroad (USA)

Job adsDirector of Study Abroad, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Deadline: Open until filled, posted July 27, 2018.

Loyola Marymount University seeks a Director of Study Abroad to oversee, develop, promote and evaluate a wide range of study abroad and international experiences for LMU and non-LMU students. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives that directly align study abroad programming with the university’s academic objectives, mission, and vision for comprehensive internationalization. Partnering with faculty, staff, and senior administrators, the Director will work to deepen the students’ academic experience through curricular integration of international opportunities.

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.

Clemson U Job Ad: Director of Education Abroad (USA)

Job adsDirector of Education Abroad, Clemson University, South Carolina. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins April 6, 2018.

Clemson University is seeking an international education leader to join in moving the edge of innovation in education abroad programming. Located in the upstate of South Carolina within a region characterized by global industry and foreign direct investment, Clemson has recently reinvigorated its commitment to global learning and reorganized the Clemson Abroad office to provide the infrastructure to expand into new models of global engagement including internships, research and virtual exchange/COIL. This reorganization effort has led to a 34% increase over the last 4 years with approximately 1500 students traveling abroad annually through faculty-led, exchange and third-party programs that include service, work and internship opportunities. The new Director of Education Abroad will provide administrative, operational and programmatic leadership to a team of education abroad professionals within the Clemson Abroad Office.

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.