All majors are welcomed to take the Communications Summer Program in London! The four credit course will be for ten days during summer session I (June 15 – 24, 2013), and offers an excellent opportunity for students to study almost any aspect of communications. More importantly, SU students can design their own research, by providing a brief essay of their interests. You’ll visit one of the greatest cities in the world, visit three historic colleges, meet students from around the globe, and enjoy the English countryside and seacoast – all in one inexpensive trip!
CLASS: All students will register for CMAT 399: International Field Studies in Communication. The four credit class counts toward your 30 credits in 300 level classes required for graduation and are also a core course for CMAT majors. During the first week, students attend classes at SU and discuss their projects while in London. The program then moves to the UK for ten days, where students can study British media, and its impact on our global society. Students then conduct individual research into their chosen projects under the supervision of the SU faculty director. Projects might include a study of British TV shows and their American remakes (like American Idol or The Office), news media and its influence, the success of the fashion advertising, British vs. American hip-hop, or other projects.
EXCURSIONS: Students will tour BBC Headquarters in London, the British Film Institute, the British Museum, and many other locations. There are also day trips planned to the University of Warwick in Coventry, where we will tour their legendary department of media studies; the University of Lincoln in the north, and beautiful Aberystwyth University in Wales, which sits next to the Irish Sea. As we travel, we'll have the chance to explore a huge variety of museums and galleries, visit open-air markets or relax in one of the many restaurants, parks or cafés.
HOUSING: Students of the summer school will be staying near Brunel University, in West London, near shopping, parks, and cafes. The dorms are 15 minutes from Piccadilly Square. Travel around the city and English countryside will be via Tube and high speed trains.
COST: Estimated costs for the Salisbury Abroad: England/Wales - International Studies in Communication program are $2000. The final cost will be established in spring of 2012. The price will include all SU tuition, international airfare, in-country transportation in the UK, and accommodations. You will need to pay separately for your passport, food, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
Admission to the program is competitive and program enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Admission is by permission of instructor. Each student should prepare a brief essay stating the outline of the possible proposal for his or her research project in England. The essay should be submitted directly to the program director.
The application deadline is December 1, 2012