Multimedia and magazine study-abroad programs still accepting students

For you recent grads. (Hint – if you do one of these programs, you can write it off on your taxes!) -Mia


Please share with students and recent graduates interested in journalism, communications, photography and video:


We still have a few openings for the summer multimedia programs in Perpignan, France and Urbino, Italy co-sponsored by San Francisco State University and the Institute for Education in International Media as well as a magazine internship program in Urbino. The applications can be found on the ieiMedia Web site (

The programs are open to college students and recent graduates from all schools.

* * MULTIMEDIA: Urbino, Italy (June 3-July 2, 2010)* This picturesque Renaissance hill town is the capital of the Marche region, a beautiful but little-touristed region of Central Italy. The city’s impressive Ducal Palace houses one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. Students study digital video, photography, blogging and reporting (as well as intercultural communication and Italian language) and produce a multimedia Web site about the town (see last year’s project at Students will live and dine (most meals included) in a University of Urbino dormitory.

* * MULTIMEDIA/VIDEO: Perpignan, France (June 24-July 23, 2010) *Perpignan lies in the Languedoc region of southwestern France, 8 miles west of the Mediterranean Sea and 19 miles north of the Spanish border, within sight of the Pyrenees. The city features a charming, pedestrian-friendly historic quarter; a daily market; and lively nightlife. Many attractions in France and Spain are only a short train ride away. Students will share studios in a modern apartment-hotel and take French and multimedia classes at the ALFMED language school in the heart of the old city. Students will study various aspects of multimedia with a particular emphasis on video storytelling and will produce a multimedia Web site about the city. The program includes 30 hours of French instruction at the beginner or intermediate level (students will be assessed and placed appropriately).

Students can earn 3 transferable units of upper-division undergraduate credit (JOUR 677 Multimedia Study Abroad) through the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.

Program cost: $4,900 plus airfare

* * MAGAZINE: Urbino View Magazine Internship Program (June 2-July 3, 2010)* Applications are also available for a four-week summer magazine program in Urbino. Students will write, photograph, edit and design the second edition of Urbino View, an English-language magazine for distribution in the Marche region of Italy. The program includes full room and some board. Interpreters will assist in the interview and reporting process.Open to journalism, magazine, graphic design and photography students (or students with campus newspaper or similar experience). Students seeking credit must arrange at their home campus independently. Students are required to bring their own laptops and cameras. Those interested can download a PDF of the premier issue of the magazine, produced in summer 2009, at the ieiMedia Web site.

Program cost: $3,900 plus airfare

For more information about the Urbino programs, email; to learn more about Perpignan, email Go to and http://incagli.netto see past ieiMedia student projects.

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