Brno, Czech Republic

Global Perspectives: Media, Communication, Culture

when 23 June 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 3350

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.

Please note: this program can be combined with a 8-12 week Internship program

Why this program: This program combines classes with site-visits to different companies, industries, and organizations to provide practical examples to the course work in Brno, Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.

Course leader

Michael Elavsky, PhD

C. Michael Elavsky is an award-winning American instructor and research scholar (formerly tenured at The Pennsylvania State University) with 20 years in-country academic experience including 2 US State Department Fulbright Scholar

Course aim

Students in this course will explore how globalization (as process, practice, and system) intersects evolving conceptions of media, communication and culture as international phenomena.

Fee info

EUR 3350: DISCOUNT
500 EUR discount for students from partner institutions
additional scholarships up to 1,500 EUR available

TUITION INCLUDES
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
- Tuition for the summer school
- Academic trips (Hungarian parliament, Radio Free Europe, UN, etc.)
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- 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

500 EUR discount for students from partner institutions
additional scholarships up to 1,500 EUR available