Program allows students to experience the media in Europe

Brittany Senary

What do the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and three hours of Kent State course credit have in common?

A program called Global Media Studies — and there are two more spots available for this year’s trip. It starts May 10 and ends May 24.

It is a program that takes students to London and Paris to look at the way the media works in foreign countries. While on the trip, students will go to places such as the BBC, FremantleMedia and Reuters during the day and have evenings and weekends free to explore the cities.

Students will also need to complete a 12-page paper that will be due six to eight weeks after the trip to get credit for the three hours of upper-division course work.

The program is open to anyone at Kent State who is interested in learning about the media in another countries. The cost of the trip is $3,300 plus tuition. There are no prerequisites for the class, but students must have at least a 2.75 GPA to attend.

Max Grubb, assistant professor for electronic media and professor for this course, said this class is like a field trip, except students are going 4,000 miles overseas.

“A lot of young people feel like they don’t want to spend 15 weeks in a foreign country,” he said. “This gives them an opportunity to do a couple of weeks.”

Students who are interested can contact Grubb and fill out an application. The application consists of the students’ name and the reason why they want to go on the trip.

Students can contact Grubb by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (330) 672-8279.

Grubb is also taking names for next year’s trip for those students who cannot attend this year.

Contact College of Communication and Information reporter Brittany Senary at [email protected].