International Summer Programs
The University of Southern California is again offering several programs abroad during Summer Session 2021. The purpose is to create opportunities for USC students to learn in an international environment. Each program features intensive courses from two to 10 weeks in duration, and many programs visit more than one country.
Experienced USC faculty serve as instructors, tour guides and coordinators, sharing with students the unique excitement of learning at an overseas location. Excursions to important cultural and historical sites supplement classroom lectures. Housing is prearranged for students in university dorms, hostels, inexpensive hotels or with local families.
These special programs offer travel and study opportunities at reasonable costs; programs planned for International Summer Session 2021 are listed below. Interested students should call the contact person indicated for further information about a specific program.
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Communication, Public Relations and Journalism – Undergraduate Virtual Summer Study in London, UK
The International Communication Studies (ICS) program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to study a range of approaches to public communication and media across Europe.
In this virtual iteration of ICS, students will participate in a variety of company visits and academic discussions, as well as a mini consulting project with a European-based media company and meetings with esteemed ICS alumni. Students participating in this multi-week, career-focused program will leave with a deeper understanding of global communication in a European context, and a robust program experience to add to their résumés.
Students enroll in JOUR 482 Comparative Media in Europe or COMM 590, a directed research course. For further information and course section number, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-1276, email email@example.com and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.
Program dates: mid May to mid June, 2021
Total number of units: 1-4
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
International Relations — Brussels, Belgium
The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and intern for five weeks in Brussels, Belgium. Students take a course on the contemporary issues in European foreign and security policy while interning at an international organization. Students enroll in IR 391x Directed International Relations Field Study (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement. Students intern full-time for the first week, after which their schedule will consist of class in the morning and internship in the afternoon. The summer courses are offered by the School of International Relations, and taught by our university partner Vrije Universiteit, Brussels’s Center for European Studies. The courses are designed exclusively for our students.
This program is open to IR and IR-related majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications for this program are on the School of International Relations website.
International Relations — Paris, France
The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and conduct research for six weeks in Paris, France. Students take a course on European policy modeling and contemporary challenges to the European Union focusing on the particular case of France. The course will focus on weekly topics such as: the Confederalization of Europe; Governance through Law, Politics and Economics; EU Citizenship: Refugees, Migrants and Belonging; Going Green European Style; and Doing Business in Europe, Green as Business.
In addition to completing course requirements, students will also participate in a research policy task force. Students enroll in IR 490x Directed Research (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement.
The summer courses are offered by the School of International Relations, and taught by our university partner American University, Paris. The courses are designed exclusively for our students.
This program is open to all majors. Applications for this program are available in VKC 330 and the School of International Relations website.
Program dates: June 4 – July 17
Italian Julymester Online
The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to study Italian language and culture online. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Students enroll in one course. Online art history lessons, social events with Italian university students, a cooking class and other experiential learning opportunities online are included in the courses and in the cost of tuition.
The four-week program is offered at the undergraduate level and the 4 units are included in the tuition and fees for the fall semester (please contact Dr. James M. Fortney, Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155H, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for details on issues concerning fall financial aid disbursement for the Julymester). Please see USC’s French and Italian Department website or more information.
Program dates: July 19 – August 13, 2021
Students enroll in ONE course:
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