Global Perspectives: Media, Communication, Culture

in person summer 2021

APPLY

23 June — 17 July

6 ECTS

3,350 EUR

Scholarships are available, email summer@muni.cz for more information

Deadline

10 June

About summer programme

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 Prague, 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.

Please note: this program can be combined with a 8-12 week Internship programme, for more information please write to info@czechmates.org  

This programme includes 3-day excursions to Prague, Krakow/Auschwitz, Vienna, and Budapest. 

Details

Academic Overview

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

Lecture topics:

  • Globalization and History
  • Economic Dimension of Globalization
  • Political Dimension of Globalization
  • Cultural Dimension of Globalization
  • Ecological Dimension of Globalization
  • Media Dimension of Globalization
  • Global Crises
  • Ideologies of Globalization

There are site visits arranged to the organizations such as the UN in ViennaOSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Radio Free Europe, etc. 

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.

What is included in the cost?

Cost: The cost of this program is €3,350, with a €500 discount for partner universities.

Tuition includes:

  • Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Krakow/Auschwitz, Vienna, Budapest)
  • Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
  • Tuition for the summer school
  • Academic trips
  • Opening and Closing receptions
  • Culture activities around Brno

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, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)

Scholarships: scholarships up to €1,500 are available. For more information please email summer@muni.cz.

Life in Brno

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!

Best Cafes for coffee and tea
Best Restaurants
Favorite Places in Brno to relax

Culture/Social

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.

Accommodation

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.

How to apply

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.

Student experience

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.

Sarah Boyd

USA, Penn State University

Life in Brno...

The 'beach' in the city centre where students can sit with friends.
Make friends of a lifetime.
Experience Czech culture.
One of the fabulous cafes where students grab a bite to eat before class!

Travel to...


Vienna


Prague


Budapest

Contacts

C. Michael Elavsky

Professor

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Martin Glogar

summer school manager

E‑mail:

Erin Anna Smith

summer school manager

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