Study Abroad: Intercultural Communication in France/Spain

Study AbroadIntercultural Communication: Jan. 2018 Faculty-Led Travel Course in France and Spain. December 31, 2017 – January 13, 2018 (Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid). Admission is competitive, deadline for registration is Oct. 1, 2017.

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The department of communication studies at Kansas State University is offering a two-week, faculty-led, travel course in France and Spain for undergraduates and graduate students in all majors interested in an academic and intercultural experience in a foreign culture.

The course, directed by Professor Soumia Bardhan, may be taken as COMM 480: Intercultural/International Communication, three credits, or COMM 799: Problems in Intercultural/International Communication, three to six credits, independent study. The program kicks off with a welcome reception in Paris on Jan. 1, 2018, and concludes in Madrid on Jan. 13, 2018. It features field trips to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille in southern France, and Granada, Seville and Cordoba in southern Spain.

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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.
Spring
Summer
Fall
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 Westminster Job Ad: Education Abroad Officer (UK)

Education Abroad Officer
University of Westminster – Education Abroad Team, London
Closes: 2nd February 2017

You will be part of the University’s successful Education Abroad Team which is responsible for the management, development and delivery of the University’s Study Abroad programmes. Your role will be multi-functional requiring you to work across all programme provision, jointly managing a large administration workload alongside a client portfolio.

You will have worked or studied abroad and possess a proven track record in the management of all aspects of international study abroad programmes. You will demonstrate a dynamic, enthusiastic and enterprising approach to your work and evidence of being able to effectively manage a busy and demanding workload, organising and delivering on conflicting priorities, while demonstrating the skills to effectively self-manage your workload and also work successfully as part of a highly motivated team.

You will contribute to the development of programmes and customer-focused systems and processes for their effective delivery, whilst managing a series of customer relationships across a broad portfolio of clients, both internal and external, and across varied levels of seniority and cultures. You will possess exceptional prioritisation and communication skills.

You will have an excellent knowledge of university administration systems and processes as well as the external study abroad market environment.

Your role will have a strong administrative focus, so it is important that you have experience in maintaining and implementing robust administration and management systems and that you possess a high level of organisational, problem-solving and IT skills.

In addition, the development of social media campaigns and the use of social media platforms, both as a marketing and communication tools, are a key skills set required to undertake this role and you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in this area.

If you are a driven individual who is able to demonstrate a combination of robust administration skills, business acumen, a proven recruitment track record and a strong customer focus, then we would welcome an application from you. Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd February 2017

For further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies

Candidates should apply via our website at http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies.

A full job description and an online application form can be found under the reference number: 50014950

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

CIEE Job Ads: Director of Study Abroad; Student Life Director & Assistant (UK)

Director of CIEE Global Institute, London
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Regional Director of Operations, Global Institutes

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 70 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Serving over 300 U.S. College and University consortium members, CIEE operates sixty study centers in over forty countries that support study abroad programs for over 8,000 students annually. In addition, as the largest sponsor for U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 25,000 international students participate in U.S. based exchange programs annually. CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, and inbound exchange study, work, and internship programs for today’s high school and university students, professionals, and educators.

We strive to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. CIEE is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge.

Responsibilities:
The Director of the CIEE Global Institute – London is responsible for the quality and success of CIEE programs offered in London, with overall responsibility for the management of all aspects of the Global Institute, ensuring the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. A significant feature of the work is the planning and delivery of the CIEE Open Campus program, a highly innovative study abroad concept that enables students to design a program from six to 36 weeks, in up to three different locations. This program is defined by the highest standards of educational quality, rigorous coordination between Open Campus locations, and providing access to students of diverse backgrounds. The Director works closely with a core management team who are responsible for the effective, timely, and on-budget delivery of multiple program aspects.

Skills and Experience:
Successful applicants will be seasoned professionals with at least five years’ experience in a leadership role within study abroad, international educational exchange, or a related higher education institutional setting. A Ph.D. is preferred, while a Master’s degree is required.


Student Life Director
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Director, Global Institute – London

Summary of Position: The Student Life Director is responsible for design and delivery of student life programming, community and intercultural engagement activities, and establishing and enforcing procedures to maintain the health, safety, and security of the students at the Global Institute facility. The Director manages the staff of the Student Life Office (SLO) that facilitates cultural integration between students and the broader community in London and coordinates (with the Academics Department) the planning and delivery of experiential learning opportunities such as extra-curricular events, day-trips, and overnight Study Tours. The SLO staff also ensures student access to healthcare providers and establishes preventative and responsive measures and protocols to ensure residential safety and compliance with behavior requirements.

NOTE: CIEE is also advertising two related positions: Student Life Assistant and Operations Assistant, also based in London.

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

Gustolab International 3 Job Ads (Italy)

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is growing internationally with two new programs in Vietnam and Japan and is expanding its staff with three new positions.

To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter to Sonia Massari by December 5, 2016.
The email’s subject should be: ‘Open positions 2017’.

Position 1: Wellness and Safety advisor (in Rome, Italy)
Please note that this position requires 4 hours/week in the office and 24/7 availability by phone to troubleshoot emergencies.
This position will start in January 2017.

Required qualifications:
Preferred BA, but currently enrolled graduate students are welcome.
Fluency in the English and Italian languages.
Italian cultural fluency.
Be outgoing, dynamic, flexible.
Excellent knowledge and familiarity of the city of Rome.
EU citizen or in possession of Italian working papers.

Position 2: Study Abroad, Operational Manager (Italy)
Position 3: Study Abroad activities coordinator (Italy)
These positions will start in the spring or summer of 2017

Required qualifications:
Preferred MA (international studies, international affairs, education, foreign language) and undergraduate teaching experience. PhD degree and research experience is a plus.
Language fluency in English and Italian (knowledge of the Japanese or Spanish language is a plus).
Italian cultural fluency.
Basic accounting knowledge preferred.
Experience with overseas study programs (study abroad programs).
Excellent computer skills (especially Word, Excel, web platforms).
In-depth understanding of the US academic world such as learning objectives and outcomes, requirements, grading system, and assessments.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills, strong work ethic, interpersonal and customer service skills.
Outgoing, dynamic, flexible.
EU citizen or in possession of Italian working papers

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):