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CofC in Austria, Poland, Italy 2018: Communication

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 15, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 15, 2018
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,995
Program Countries:

Program Locations:

Austria Salzburg
Italy Florence
Poland Krakow
Contact Phone: 843.953.7661
Contact Name: Stephanie Leahy
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Round-trip airfare
-Some meals (All breakfasts, approx. 20 dinners, misc. snacks)
-Ground transportation while abroad
-Entrance fees and gratuities
-International Student ID Card
-Study abroad medical insurance
-$50 non-refundable study abroad application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: -Tuition
-Passport fees
-Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description

Participants in this month-long program will study in Salzburg, Austria; Krakow, Poland; and Florence, Italy.

Two classes are offered (students are required to take both):
-COMM 315 (3 cr) focuses upon communication ethics in relation to conflict and community.
-COMM 336 (3 cr) explores the relationship between communication and culture.

As part of the program, students will visit:
-a Salzburg brewery and an Austrian sustainable farm -the Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration Camp, Krakow's Jewish Quarter, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
-Florence's famous Renaissance sites and Tuscan slow food venues related to local and sustainable production and consumption of cheese, chocolate, gelato, and wine
-as well as castles, churches, museums and other cultural, historical, and recreational interest.


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport

Dr. Robert Westerfelhaus
Department of Communication

Dr. Westerfelhaus has directed/co-directed ten CofC study abroad programs, and has visited multiple times each of the program's three destination sites. He spent one year living in Poland as a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Celeste Lacroix
Department of Communication

Dr. Lacroix is Professor of Communication and teaches Cross-Cultural Communication both domestically and abroad. She has significant study abroad experience, having taught CofC students in Spain nine times since 2001 and has co-directed this program to Europe ten times, most recently in 2016.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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