3 weeks in France, Belgium, and Switzerland —– 4 weeks in Tanzania —– 5 weeks in UK —– Semester in France —– 3 weeks in Japan —— 1 week in S. Korea

UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES – Summer 2018


Media, Management & Culture in Europe (France, Belgium, and Switzerland)

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Hosted by TELECOM School of Management, the program is taught in English by leading professors in the field of Management and Information Technology. Earn up to 6 MSU credits, 4-cr for the main program, and 2-cr for French classes. All courses are taught by leading professors. 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. See the schedule here.

Main program: Managing Innovation and Digital Transformation

The main program is offered on the basis of 3 hours per day on average. The aim of this course is to introduce to students the main technological evolutions that have been transforming the European economy from the last decade. The main specific stakes and issues of French and European management will present an overview of the current and future, emphasizing specific contents and key issues regarding management theories and practice both in France and Europe. Thus the program puts into perspective technological innovation and how organizations and populations have been affected by these changes. The track involves a reflection through the topics about the future of Digital transformation and Digital Social Innovation in Europe.

Two field trips: Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium.

French classes

During the first class, students take tests and are split into groups according to their level. The advanced level group only opens with a minimum of 8 students. Learn more here.

Details:
June 26 – July 14 (3 weeks) • 6 credits • Min. GPA: 2.00 • Status: Sophomore min.
Fees: Regular MSU tuition applies + ~$2,590 Program fee (in 2017), which includes: housing; breakfast and lunch 5x per week; class Activities including two international trips; international Insurance; orientation; OSA administrative costs

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.

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ICT for Development in Tanzania

The ICT for Development in Tanzania is an unusual education abroad program because it is “service learning”– MSU students work in Tanzanian schools doing hands-on projects that make a huge difference in people’s lives. To address the challenges of a need for educational support in a rugged environment, a low-power, rugged and flexible computer system was designed and has been continually refined. Every year, the systems are upgraded, teachers and students are trained in how to use them, and MSU students do a research, creative or technical projects. In addition to the activities in the schools, MSU students learn about Tanzanian history, culture and environment, visit local villages and markets, take Swahili language lessons, and go to amazing wildlife parks. The ICT for Development in Tanzania is a joint program between the College of Engineering and the College of Communications Arts & Sciences (Department of Media & Information). No technical expertise is required.

Additional links:

  • Video by Brian Cooper about the cross-cultural group
  • Article describing the program.

Applications are being accepted until April 15.

May 9 – June 6 (4 weeks) • 3 credits (min.) • Min. GPA: 2.00 • Coursework – MI 488/ EGR 488: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Project

View the flyer for more information!
Questions? Contact Jennifer Olson or Erik Goodman

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Mass Media (U.K. and Republic of Ireland)


Mass Media in the UK and Ireland takes students across all media and communications in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Areas of study range from advertising, public relations, film and film study,journalism, radio and television, and video game production. Through a combination of site visits to places including the leading advertising firm in Wales, the BBC in Scotland, Harry Potter, and Warner Brothers UK, students will get a wide view of media overseas. This is a terrific program for students who have already decided on a career path as well as those who are undecided.

May 26 – June 30 (5 weeks) • 6 credits • Min. GPA: 2.50 • Coursework – CAS492 or CAS890

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

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Semester study in Paris, France: Available Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

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All courses are taught in English by leading professors. Enroll in 12-15 credits.

Established in Lille in 1964, IÉSEG is a member of the French Conférences des Grandes Écoles and is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. As one of the top 10 Business Schools in France, it is also awarded with the international accreditation EQUIS, AACSB & AMBA. The mission of the school is to prepare students to become complete, international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the de­velopment of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations. In 2009, the School opened a campus in Paris-La Défense, and IÉSEG programs are offered there as well as on the Lille Campus.

With more than 230 partner universities located in more than 60 countries, IÉSEG strives to create a truly international learning environment for its students, faculty and staff. We gather 4 300 students on the Lille and Paris campuses. Campuses are very international with 1 900 international students, 720 of whom come to IÉSEG through exchange agreements. More than 84% of IÉSEG faculty is international.

IÉSEG offers a 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialisation (Programme Grande École). Master majors are in Audit and Control, Finance, Strategic Organization and Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and innovation, International Business Economics and Strategy, International Negotiation and Sales Management, Marketing, Management of Information Systems, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods.

Our staff provides support in every aspect of students’ academic and personal lives – we help them find comfortable accommodation on or near campus, assist with course registration, and we provide information on daily life, health insurance obligations, residence titles, CAF housing subsidies, etc. Our services also include free French language lessons, the Buddy System and the International Club, which is a student association facilitating the integration of international students.

IÉSEG is part of Université Catholique de Lille, France’s largest private university, which in structure, size, infrastructure, resources and quality is very similar to some famous British universities. Being a member of the university allows IÉSEG students to have access to many additional resources: a refectory and university restaurants, the sports centre, medical centre, etc.

IÉSEG looks forward to welcoming you to France and to IÉSEG School of Management!

Download the exchange flyer: Exchange Programme (.pdf)

Fall or Spring Semester • 12-15 credits • App deadline: Mar. 1 (for FS18) or Oct. 31 (for SS19) • Min. GPA: 2.00 • Status: Sophomore min.
Fees: Regular MSU tuition applies + out-of-pocket expenses including: airfare; housing; international insurance; OSA administrative costs

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

For more information, visit Exchange in France.

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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES – Summer 2020 (TENTATIVE)


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

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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

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