UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES – Summer 2016

Technology and Culture: Communication and Games in Japan

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Students may participate in either one, i.e. Japan or Korea, or both of the program segments. The segment in Japan earns 6 credits and spans from May 9-26, while the Korean segment earns 3 credits and runs between May 26-June 5.

Industry site visits will provide previews of emerging services and games and the requisite market research. Companies recruited for the site visits include mobile phone service providers, game developers, and broadcasting facilities. Arguably, the most exciting part of the course will be an extensive series of field trips to historic Japanese sites and social events!

The four thematic areas of this course are TECHNOLOGY (wireless, mobile devices, Next-Gen game consoles, emerging technology), CULTURE (perspectives and dimensions of culture, individual traits, societal norms, language), COMMUNICATION (computer-mediated communication, online identities, relating online), and GAMES (development, markets, mobile, society).

05/11/2015 – 05/28/2015 • 6 credits • App deadline: Mar. 1 • Min. GPA: 2.00

View the Japan Program flyer (PDF)
Questions? Please contact Dr. Constantinos Coursaris or Dr. Wietske van Osch, Faculty Program Leaders.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/MSUStudyAbroadJapan


Technology and Culture: Communication and Games in South Korea

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Students may participate in either one, i.e. Japan or Korea, or both of the program segments. he segment in Japan earns 6 credits and spans from May 9-26, while the Korean segment earns 3 credits and runs between May 26-June 5.

This second program segment is hosted in Korea and offers students a unique opportunity to examine the relationship between culture and technology use in the context of Korean communication and gaming. Companies recruited for the site visits include mobile phone service providers, game developers, and broadcasting facilities. Arguably, the most exciting part of the course will be an extensive series of field trips to historic Korean sites and social events!

The four thematic areas of this course are TECHNOLOGY (wireless, mobile devices, Next-Gen game consoles, emerging technology), CULTURE (perspectives and dimensions of culture, individual traits, societal norms, language), COMMUNICATION (computer-mediated communication, online identities, relating online), and GAMES (development, markets, mobile, society).

5/28/2015 – 6/04/2015 • 3 credits • App deadline: Mar. 1 • Min. GPA: 2.00

View the Korea Program flyer (PDF)
Questions? Please contact Dr. Constantinos Coursaris or Dr. Wietske van Osch, Faculty Program Leaders.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/MSUStudyAbroadKorea


Media, Management & Culture in Europe

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The program is taught entirely in English by leading professors in the field of Management, Information and Communication Technologies. In addition to our base in Paris, field trips to major institutions in Switzerland and Belgium provide students with direct exposure to the new telecommunications environment in Europe. Choose one of three 3-week specializations offered:

  1. Management: the European Approach: By studying French and European context in management, you will have the analytical tools you need to better understand both the specificity of the French and European management context and the cultural differences between Europe and the rest of the world.
  2. Information Technology in Europe: You will be introduced to the French and European context in Telecommunications and Information Technology: the institutional and legal context, European IT companies’ strategies, and IT impact on European industry via innovative applications.
  3. Cross-Cultural Approach to French Society: Learn more about French society, intercultural awareness, and the communication challenges created by cultural diversity.

French classes: (Common to all 3 of the above specializations) Based on your level of French, you will either be introduced to the language for practical use or improve you proficiency in the language (2 hours per day).

June 20 – July 15 (tentative) • 6 credits • App deadline: Mar. 1 • Min. GPA: 2.00 • Status: Sophomore min. • Coursework – CAS 204 or web design background

View the France Program flyer (PDF)
Questions? Please contact Dr. Constantinos Coursaris or Dr. Wietske van Osch, Faculty Program Leaders.

For more information, visit facebook.com/MediaInEurope.


Mass Media

Ranging across all communication media and professions, this program takes advantage of unique opportunities within the United Kingdom to visit and meet outstanding communicators and scholars. Housed in London, with trips to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, students drawn from communication, advertising, telecommunication, journalism and other majors experience the top-flight world of broadcasting, newspapers, advertising, public relations, marketing, and the Internet. It’s a terrific program for students who already have definite career plans and it will help “undecideds” know more about the exciting options available in the rapidly changing world of media and communication. The program focuses on major themes of current importance in both the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

Visits and lectures may include:

  • British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC)
  • A Welsh Student newspaper
  • An advertising agency
  • British Parliament
  • Cambridge or Oxford
  • An Internet company
  • Warner Brothers UK

In addition, there may be sessions with advertising professionals, record producers, tabloid reporters, public relations experts, journalists, communication academics, television production companies, movie companies, and cable television operators and regulators. Students also may attend live TV and radio programs.

Timeframe coming soon • 6 credits • App deadline: Mar. 1 2016 • Min. GPA: 2.50 • Coursework – CAS492 or CAS890

View the flyer for more information!
Questions? Contact Troy Hale