Study Media in Salzburg

The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is a unique three-week summer program on media literacy and freedom of expression for university faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.

More than 50 students and a dozen deans and professors from all five continents gather annually in beautiful Salzburg, Austria, at the foot of the Alps, to work in international teams and across disciplines on a dynamic web-based curriculum titled “Global Media Literacy.” Students also build web-based and downloadable lesson modules on how global media cover issues of critical importance, including Terrorism, Climate Change and Religion. In five years, the Academy has gathered over 250 students and 50 faculty to create a new framework for global media literacy education.

The Salzburg Academy is the only study abroad program offering Journalism credits. Students earn SIX credits, three each in Journalism 434/734: Global Media Literacy and Journalism 435/735: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News. The two classes are cross-listed in American Studies and Government and Politics can be used to fulfill your JOUR410-469 requirement and an Advanced Studies CORE class.

This year’s Academy will run from July 21 to August 10, 2013. You can find the application and more information on the UMD Study Abroad site. The application deadline is March 1, 2013 – just five weeks after the Spring semester starts! Scholarships are available for some students.