USA, Penn State University
€200 early bird application discount; additional €400 discount for partner universities
1 February (early bird) 15 April (final)
Through a culturally-immersive learning framework, students in this course will explore how globalization (as process, practice, and system) intersects evolving conceptions of media, communication and culture as international phenomena.
Students from all majors are welcome, as the course is specifically designed to both link up with a wide array of disciplinary perspectives related to the subject, as well utilize student diversity regarding backgrounds and majors as a means to mutually enhance our understanding of the topics and perspectives we will engage in the course.
Utilizing directed engagements with the Czech and Central European cultural context (visiting Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Brno and Southern Moravia), students will explore the Local as a context for understanding the Global, considering how their own culture, media, and means for communication (language, technology, symbolism, etc.) frame and connect their knowledge and personal experience of the world to broader understandings of their identity and perspective in the world. Get more information.
This programme includes 3-day excursions Krakow/Auschwitz, Vienna, and Budapest. Moreover the first week of the programme takes place in Telč - a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30. The site visits and learning outside the classroom takes place in the afternoons and on Fridays. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.
The final essay is included 3 weeks after the end of the programme
Learning outcomes: Students in this course will explore how globalization (as process, practice, and system) intersects evolving conceptions of media, communication and culture as international phenomena.
Cost: The cost of this program is €3,350, with a €200 early bird application discount; additional €400 discount for partner universities.
Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!
The team of professional and local students provides the 24/7 assistance from the practical and safety arrangements to creating a rich cultural program helping the participants to understand better culture of Moravia and Central Europe in general. This support is provided both in Brno, as well as on all the field trips. Moreover the staff is trying to assist with creating social activities that aims at enhancing the mutual cultural exchange and understanding.
Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
On the field trips, accommodation is arranged at low end hotels or the equivalent. Students are usually accommodated in ensuite rooms with three beds.
Please follow this link and choose the correct programme. Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps (including the deposit payment) with you.
I wish I had the words to describe how much the past three weeks changed my life. Going into this program, it was just an opportunity to travel abroad and get credits at the same time, but even from the first day it became so so so much more than that. I made incredible friends and was granted the chance to learn. Whether it was in the classroom, on a tour, or simply in a pub or at dinner I never stopped learning and I am beyond grateful.
USA, Penn State University
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