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UMD-Summer: Austria: Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change (JOUR/HONR/AMST/GVPT)

Salzburg, Austria
Terms offered: 
Summerterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Language of Instruction: 
English

Austria JOUR

The Salzburg Academy is a 3-week summer abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, open to graduate and undergraduate students from all majors. Students can elect to take their credits in Journalism, American Studies, Government & Politics or in the Honors College. Regardless of students' majors, they will learn digital media literacy skills transferable to any field. Students discuss pressing global issues, produce multimedia projects and engage in research and debates with 75 students and 15 faculty from 5 continents — all while exploring Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, at the edge of the Alps.

Other highlights:
1. Students earn 6 credits for 2 courses in 3 weeks — many have been able to graduate early as a result.
2. Students live, dine, and study in the famous 18th-century Schloss Leopoldskron, the palace featured as the von Trapp family home in the movie The Sound of Music. 3. The program's fees include full room and board in the 4-star palace. The three meals a day, plus morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, are buffet-style.
4. The program's fees also include two field trips — one into the Alps and the second to a World War II concentration camp.
5. Students make new friends and build lifelong contacts from all over the world — and they daily work alongside renowned faculty, industry and government leaders, journalists and activists.
6. The Salzburg Academy coincides with the world-famous Salzburg Music Festival, just a short walk into town.
7. Salzburg, widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities, is also home to Red Bull and the Stiegl Brewery and beer garden.
8. Past participants have called the Academy "a life-changing experience."

For more information visit our partner site http://media-academy.salzburgglobal.org/ or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SalzburgMediaAcademy/?fref=ts 

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

All UMD and non-UMD undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in this program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in two of the following UMD courses for a total of six (6) credits:

  • Course 1: Global Media Literacy
    You will choose to receive credit for one of the following:
    • JOUR434: Global Media Literacy
    • JOUR734: Global Media Literacy
    • AMST498D: Global Media Literacy, or
    • HONR338B and
  • Course 2: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News
    You will choose to receive credit for one of the following:
    • JOUR435: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News
    • JOUR735: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News
    • GVPT399J: Global Change, Global Cooperation, Global News, or
    • HONR338G

The courses your complete during this program will count as resident credit.

JOUR434 and 435 have been approved for the Diversity-Understanding Plural Societies and Scholarship in Practice requirements of the General Education program.

The program fee includes housing on the grounds of Schloss Leopoldskron, in the four-star 17th century Meierhof hotel immediately next door to the palace.  See here for information about the hotel:  https://www.schloss-leopoldskron.com/en.html 
 
All meals for the three weeks of the program are included in the program fee.  Students will be given buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as coffee and tea breaks, served at the hotel.  
 

Costs listed are for summer 2018. Costs for summer 2019 will be updated shortly.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $37
Tuition $5,213
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition (6 credits),  meals, in-country transportation, course related activities, weekly excursions, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $1,100
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $6,850
Out-of-pocket Costs
Passport $140
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,600
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $300
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $9,120

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student applying to this program, you will be required to submit a $75 application fee to the UMD Graduate School.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Dr. Susan Moeller, Faculty Program Director, is the Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda, UMD. A graduate of Harvard and Yale universities and an author of books on media, international affairs and human rights, Moeller is a professor at Maryland’s College of Journalism and its School of Public Policy.

Paul Mihailidis, Academy Director, is a professor at Emerson College, and one of the world’s leading experts on media literacy. 

Moeller and Mihailidis will be joined by over a dozen faculty members from the Academy's partner universities around the world.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact Professor Moeller. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Work alongside faculty in workshops to better understand how social and mainstream media have contributed to the fracturing of societies across the globe;
  • Learn skills in media design and create multimedia projects to rebuild community norms based on accuracy, fairness, trust and civil engagement;
  • Complete student projects, published on Medium, that will enunciate a global vision of social justice and accountability — one that transcends borders, connects cultures and bridges divides. See here for the publications that students produced in past years: Re:Action [https://medium.com/reactionplaybook] & MOVE [https://medium.com/digital-crossroads-civic-media-and-migration]
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2018 03/15/2018 02/15/2018 07/14/2018 08/04/2018
This program is rolling admissions with acceptance notifications beginning on February 15th.After committing to the program, students should plan to purchase an overnight flight to ensure that they will arrive in Austria the morning of 07/15/18.