The whole world is at your fingertips through Newhouse specific courses and Syracuse Abroad programs.
Dates: Spring Semester: Feb. 7 to July 8, 2023
Located just outside the historic canal district of Amsterdam, the departments of Communication and Creative Business in the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), or Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, offer a semester exchange experience in one of Europe’s most storied cities. Newhouse students can take courses in one of four minor programs: International Journalism; Global Trendwatching; International Publishing; or a unique program that combines Impactful Storytelling with the Ethical Making for a Sustainable Future. Students take the equivalent of 15 credits in classes with students from both the Netherlands and from around the world. Like Newhouse, HvA has professors with extensive professional experience and significant scholarship, and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to create media content in a variety of fields and approaches.
Courses and Programs
This program will help you develop a solid base in understanding, researching and producing journalism in the European context. You’ll be looking at the reporting styles and news angles of various news media, such as the NOS, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC and Russia Today. Also, you’ll be analyzing and reporting on today’s conflicts: how they are represented and misrepresented on the many stages of the global news media.
Curious about where the world of media technology is going? Want to learn techniques and strategies for predicting which innovations will pop? This project-based program includes trend theory, foresight techniques, innovation research and concepting, and students work with real companies to peer into the future of media.
The focus of this program is on publishing books to gain personal experience in international aspects of the publishing trade. The program is a joint venture between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands and Stuttgart Media University, Germany, in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Assuming international travel by students and lecturers is by that time permitted, two study trips are part of the program. You will gain personal experience in international aspects of the publishing trade.
If you want to play a role in solving the existential threats facing our world and improving it for both current and future generations you should consider the Ethical Making for a Sustainable Future / Impact Storytelling program. The program’s aim is to help you – a future world-improver – develop the critical mind-set, methods and tools you will require to use your making skills to help us transition to a more ethical and sustainable future.
At the same time, however, makers are often seen as critical partners in alleviating these existential threats. In this minor, we believe that only by coupling making with a focus on sustainability and ethics, can makers become partners in moving us toward a more sustainable future.
Located in Germany’s “motor city,” the Hochschule der Medien (HdM), or Stuttgart Media University, offers a semester exchange experience in a bustling metro in beautiful southwestern Germany. Newhouse students can take courses in one of thirteen programs, including advertising; journalism and communications management; games technology; online media management; and storytelling, among others.
Students take the equivalent of 15 credits in classes with students from both Germany and from around the world. Like Newhouse, HdM has professors with extensive professional experience and significant scholarship, and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to create media content in a variety of fields and approaches.
Courses and Programs
Planning, design, and production of communications in advertising
Practical experience in interaction design and front-end development for mobile applications
Management and integration of business information which is stored in large heterogeneous and distributed information systems
Introduction to the technological facets of game development in theory and practice
Integrated Product Design (only suitable for Newhouse design students)
Valuable skill set needed for developing future-proof and sustainable products and product-service systems
Develop a wide variety of useful skills to design and implement novel ways of communication in a digitalized world while working closely with international students and instructors from both journalism and public relations disciplines
Media Arts (portfolio required; best for VIS or TRF; only spring semester)
Develop the understanding of visual concepts and contemporary art work, as well as designing and creating responding visuals
Gain inside knowledge in creating and capitalizing media while fostering innovation in media both from management, technical and creative perspectives
Media production and moving images with an emphasis on production and practical approaches, as well as a basis in theory
Overview of international, social, and economic aspects of the media industry.
Print and Packaging (only suitable for Newhouse design students)
Learn the entire workflow of different printing and packaging methods. You will develop knowledge of how these processes impact sustainability, cost and quality.
Tools for screenwriting and for the directors’ craft focusing on contemporary fiction and documentary films. Learn to cooperate and to communicate in an international student team.
Lectures in information technology and psychological processes in the field of the visual communication between man and machine will extend the state of knowledge. Introduction into the structure of user interfaces, acquire methodological knowledge in user-centered design, design interfaces for desktop or mobile systems, as well as learn basic skills of scripting languages
For more information from Newhouse, contact Brad Gorham at email@example.com.
For more information from HdM, contact HdM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With campuses located both in the capital of Copenhagen as well as in Aarhus, the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) offers a semester exchange experience in our only Scandinavian partner. Newhouse students can choose from a variety of programs depending on the campus they wish to attend, including corporate communications, television and media production, international news reporting, among others. DMJX is also world renowned for its photojournalism program. Students take the equivalent of 15 credits in classes with students from both Denmark and from around the world. Like Newhouse, DMJX has professors with extensive professional experience and significant scholarship, and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to create media content in a variety of fields and approaches.
SPICE, Summer Program in Communication
Dates: June 14 to Aug. 4, 2024
Students are invited to an 8-week immersive study abroad experience in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany. Accepted students will live in Germany from mid-June to mid-August, taking courses focused on media entertainment (COM300, for 3.0 credits) and other offerings on communication ethics and global communications campaigns (courses audited, with an option for credit). Courses are taught in English by faculty from SU, University of Texas and Oklahoma University, and will have both US and German students enrolled.
Courses are taught Fridays-Sundays, allowing students ample opportunity to travel Germany and Europe during the week, taking advantage of Europe’s expansive rail network (destinations such as Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna and Prague can be easily reached). For the SPICE 2024 program, students will take one course for four weeks, then embark on a holiday in Berlin (July 8 to July 11, included in tuition) before returning to Erfurt for the COM300 course. COMM300 is taught by Newhouse faculty member Dr. Nick Bowman (email@example.com), who has lived in Erfurt on and off for more than a decade.
The SPICE program has welcomed U.S. students and scholars to Erfurt for nearly 20 years. Erfurt is the capital city of the German state of Thuringia, located in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR, or East Germany). Erfurt has a population of more than 200,000 people and has one of the only preserved medieval city centers in Germany. The city has a rich history of Jewish and Protestant religion, having one of the oldest synagogues in central Europe, and the University of Erfurt being where Martin Luther earned his Doctorate. The city is home to several festivals in the summer and is a major hub for train travel.
For summer 2024, the SPICE program is estimated to cost around $6500 (fees are still being finalized). This fee includes:
The SPICE program has no special prerequisites, but COM117 is a prerequisite for COM300. For students interested in potentially earning more than 3.0 credits for SPICE, please contact Dr. Bowman for details on those processes. This would increase the cost of the SPICE program.
Application materials and final fees and costs will be made available soon, but for more information contact Dr. Bowman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADV 345 International Advertising
3 credits (undergraduate)
Dates: May 22-June 10, 2023
Opportunities, challenges and ethical issues in international advertising. The course combines classroom work with in-person visits to multiple international advertising agencies and marketers in London and Europe. Discussions will be held concerning comparative cultural, geo-economic and sociopolitical conditions relevant to global, regional and local advertising. “Glocalization” will be an important topic for discussion. This is offered as part of the London Summer Session Program.
Application deadline: Feb. 10
For more information contact Myles Chalue at email@example.com or Professor Brian Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRL 530 International Sports Public Relations
3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Dates: June 4-23, 2023
This course is an elective of the Public Relations Department at the Newhouse School, serving as an exploration of international public relations in the home of global sport. The course explores the intersection of sports and society, through the application of public relations, in understanding how public perceptions are shaped and managed. This course allows the student to apply teachings through first-hand experiences within the public relations and sports industry. It requires a passion for learning, an appreciation for European culture and the ability to contextualize lessons and observations to public relations practices. The student experience for this course will include several site visits to world sports federations and organizations, to get a first-hand understanding of how international sports public relations is practiced on a global scale.
Application deadline: Feb. 10
For more information contact Myles Chalue at email@example.com or Brad Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse Abroad offers a wide range of programming, from short-term to semester-long international opportunities. Most programs fulfill arts and sciences requirements, with some opportunities to fulfill Newhouse-required courses. You can choose and customize programs to best suit your interests and career goals.