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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Embedded Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Embedded Spring
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Program Manager:
Daniel Loughrey
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Good Academic Standing
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The Program
  • Visit British media organizations, including the BBC, and learn why residents of the UK pay a tax if they own a television. Visit French and U.S. media organizations and find out what it’s like to be an American reporting or blogging from the City of Lights
  • Learn how three countries – the U.S., U.K., and France – approach media regulation and how the countries’ divergent histories affect today’s media-making
  • Gather information for a piece of international journalism, which you will finish producing after you return home.

Your Host City: London and Paris
This course visits two of the most vibrant European capitals, both centers of media practice. London is home to the British Broadcasting Corporation, perhaps the world’s most famous public broadcaster, as well as 11 serious and tabloid daily newspapers, including The Guardian, which has a website consistently ranked among the most visited news sites worldwide. London also is the center of advertising and public relations practice, political communication and alternative media in the United Kingdom. Paris is the center of the greater Francophone world, home to a vibrant broadcast media culture, including France 24, a round-the-clock news channel that broadcasts in English and Arabic as well as French. The city has twice as many daily newspapers as New York City, a plethora of fashion and food publications, and interesting online news sites, such as and In addition, leading U.S. news organizations, including The New York Times and CNN, have bureaus or representatives there. Paris is also the capital of the “bande dessinée,” the French graphic novel, as well as the center of French book publishing. Both cities are steeped in history, still bearing the marks of eras from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to World War II.

   Faculty Director Profile: 
Susan Keith

Professor Keith studies the evolving practice of journalism, paying particular attention to the impact of the transition from traditional to digital media forms on newsroom processes, media content (especially visual content), and legal and ethical concerns. Before pursuing a PhD, Keith spent 16 years working as a newspaper reporter and editor. 

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Prerequisites for the course are being a journalism and media studies major and having taken 04:567:200 Writing for the Media or 04:567:324 News Reporting and Writing.

To view the program’s 2016 syllabus, please click here.  Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

Love media? Love travel? Learn about the media and media systems of the United Kingdom and France in Global Media Abroad, a hybrid course with an international travel component offered in Spring 2016 by the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. From January to March, the course will meet face to face from 6:10 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and have online work instead of a second weekly meeting.

The trip starts in London, where you will arrive Saturday, March 12, after an overnight flight. You will spend four nights in the British capital, visiting media organizations, museums, and other places of interest and learning about the city’s history. Then you will take the Eurostar high-speed train under the English Channel to Paris, arriving in the French capital on Wednesday, March 16. You will be in France four nights, visiting media organizations, museums, and other places of interest and getting to know the city before flying home on Sunday, March 20.

The field experience is an integral part of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies course 04:567:477 Contemporary Issues in Media Studies VI: Global Media Abroad, which compares and contrasts U.S. and European media and media systems.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Accommodations and Meals
In London, students will stay in multi-student shared hostel rooms, separated by gender. In Paris, students will stay at in a mid-range hotel, two students to a room. Breakfasts and two dinners will be included in the program fee, but students should expect to pay for their other meals. The program fee also includes transportation from London’s Heathrow Airport to the hostel, bus and subway transportation in London and Paris, a one-way ticket on the high-speed Eurostar train between London and Paris, museum admissions, and transportation from central Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris. Students are responsible for the cost of plane tickets into London and out of Paris.

Financial Information
For more information about the program cost and additional non-billable expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.

For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships-at-a-Glance worksheet and visit our scholarship directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.