Study Abroad IS for Journalism Majors
Journalism plays a crucial role in the free exchange of ideas and information. That’s why Merrill College students are encouraged to take advantage of an international experience during their time in Knight Hall and the University of Maryland. Study Abroad brings students one step closer to leadership in media skills and media literacy on a global scale. You will take learning outside the classroom, and be able to take part in a forum for the intercultural exchange of knowledge. And it’s just fun.
Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change
For three weeks every summer, undergraduate, masters and doctoral students from five continents and leading universities around the world come together in Austria, to work on real projects that address global problems, such as climate change, human rights, extremism and radicalization. Students work in teams with faculty mentors, visiting journalists and officers from partnering international organizations, such as the United Nations and the Red Cross/Red Cresent.
Students receive credit for two 400 or 700 level courses (six total) – cross-listed with Journalism, American Studies, Government & Politics and the University of Maryland’s Honors College. The program runs from late July into early August.
Merrill student Kristine Auble reports about study abroad opportunities for Merrill students:
Journalism After the Soviet Union – a Storify about a Merrill College Study Abroad trip.