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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


This course is designed to comparatively assess media systems in two different political and economic contexts. In the spring of 2018, this course will appraise the media systems of the U.S. and South Africa. Each context will be viewed as a political, economic and communication system. Through in-class exposure, students will evaluate media vis-à-vis each system's history and will analyze the functions of the mass media in the respective contexts. Though understanding the theory and practices of other media systems is an important end in itself, as it may foster greater awareness of other cultures, a crucial motive of this course is to ensure that students have a better appreciation of the U.S. media system.

The Study Tour dimensions adds the opportunity for students to gain direct exposure to South Africa, its media system and the people who practice, advocate for and consume messages presented by the mass media. 


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Housing and Meals
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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites
  • This course is open to Communications, Political Science, International Affairs and International Studies majors at University Park only.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing is not available at this time.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Anthony Olorunnisola by emailing axo8@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader.


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2017 03/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 03/03/2018 03/10/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Anthony Olorunnisola by emailing axo8@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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