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UMD-Summer: Austria: Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change (JOUR)
Salzburg, Austria
Program Terms: Summerterm
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Costs Summerterm
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Resident Credit
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite(s): None
 Minimum GPA:
3.0 Non-UMD students eligible to apply: Yes
 Interview required?:
Yes EA Advisor: Joel Ward
 Visa process required for US citizens?:
Program Description:

Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

Take part in this three week program to explore media literacy and engaged global citiznship as you interact and learn with undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. This 6-credit offering is unique among journalism programs in the world in its comparative approach to media research, story telling and digital design.  Students preparing for international employment or graduate studies will find particularly valuable the combination of theory, concrete skill-building and international networking. Apply now to join a global network of young media innovators working to integrate current digital culture into the media industry.

You will study, eat and live at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria—an 18th-century Rococo palace built by the
Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, owned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, renovated by Max Reinhardt the founder of the Salzburg Music Festival, and filmed as the von Trapp home in “The Sound of

You will live in the beautifully renovated 17th-century Meierhof building and the world-renowned Schloss Leopoldskron, and 18th-century Rococo palace. Full board, including buffet-styel breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as coffee and tea breaks, will be provided.

Students taking pictures

You must be in good academic and judicial standing. Please refer to the Fact Sheet at the top of this page for specific eligibility requirements.

Please refer to the program cost sheet for a specific breakdown of expenses.

Students in a classroom


  • Opportunity to lead global research projects on media literacy, engaged citizenship, and global participation
  • Experience working with an international and interdisciplinary group of students and faculty
  • Chance to engage in a global and collaborative community as you discuss real world topics and potential innovations
After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in two courses for a total of six (6) UMD credits. All JOUR courses listed below will count towards your UMD general education requirement.

Course 1: Global Media Literacy
You will choose to receive credit for one of the following:
  • JOUR 434,
  • JOUR 734, or
  • AMST 498D
Course 2: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News
You will choose to receive credit for one of the following:
  • JOUR 435,
  • JOUR 735, or
  • GVPT 399B

Dr. Susan Moeller, Director of the International Center for media and the Public Agenda, will be the instructor of record. A graduate of Harvard and Yale universities and an author of a number of well-regarded books, Moeller is an expert in media and international affairs.

Dr. Paul Mihailidis, a professor at Emerson College, and one of the world's leading experts on media literacy, is the Academy director. Dr. Mihailidis has authored a number of publications on media education, global media, and higher education.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate Regional Advisor in Education Abroad.

This program may be bookmarked at:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summerterm 2014 04/01/2014 
Rolling Admission 07/20/2014 08/10/2014

** Admissions for the program are made on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed in the order that they are completed. Early application is advisable.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.