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Three world media capitals – European's crown city jewels of Milan, Berlin, and London
Experience what it's like to be a foreign correspondent reporting and sharing stories from abroad
Visit global newsrooms, PR firms, and other media outlets while absorbing as much local coverage as you can
MILAN: Milan is the business, finance, and fashion capital of Italy, and a city with rich cultural history. Home to the Sforza Castle, the magnificent Duomo, exclusive shopping in stylish settings like the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Da Vinci's Last Supper, it's hard to imagine a more vibrant and diverse continental city on which to conclude our trip. Explore Italy's unique media culture at the crossroads between historical trends and cutting-edge technology.
BERLIN: With Germany once again playing a more important role in Europe, Berlin is an exciting city in which to study modern media, journalism, and communication practices of Europe. A country searching for its place in the world and a city that made history in the 20th century on its way back to a metropolis--Berlin provides many opportunities to explore the advances Germany has made since the fall of the Berlin wall.
LONDON: London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world. A visit to the BBC and the 2012 Olympic Stadium are just a few of our academic visits in this amazing city.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
This program is open to students from any discipline. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and honors students.
You'll absorb journalism practices in the areas of ethics, culture and history unlike anything you've experienced in America. You'll also report on religion and conflict for a team multimedia project. Led by Cronkite faculty with significant European experience, this program offers a unique blend of hands-on reporting experience abroad and a behind-the-scenes look at Europe's - and the world's - most influential media institutions.
MCO 498/591 Social Media & Intercultural Communication: The Western Europe Perspective (6 credits)
All students will earn six credits by participating in a fast-paced but in-depth classes taught by two of the school's leading professors. This course is available for Honors credit. Graduate students will complete additional assignments.
This program requires pre-trip coursework. More details to follow.
Dr. Bill Silcock
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Dawn Gilpin
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The group will stay in shared rooms at three-star hotels in Milan and Berlin and shared flats with kitchens in London. Some breakfasts and group dinners are included. You'll take public transportation to classes, tours, and media site visits. You'll do a considerable amount of walking as well.
Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.
Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
The Program Fee for Summer 2015 is $6,980.
Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, lodging, some group meals, group activities & cultural events, transportation between cities, excursions, and local transportation passes. Not included: ASU student fees, trans-Atlantic airfare, passport & visa fees, daily meals, independent travel and miscellaneous items.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
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Dates & Deadlines
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.