COM428/COM 429: International
Three weeks in Florence,
Italy, learning multimedia storytelling,
one of Berry's Summer International Programs
May 28-June 16, 2012 | $4,500 all-inclusive (except food)
(2008 Project Web Site)
credit hours applicable to any COM concentration
Curt Hersey, Videography
Kevin Kleine, Photography & Editorial
Dr. Brian Carroll
berry phone: 706- 368-6944
Course description: Undergraduate students learn how to report in an international,
intercultural context, then to develop stories told via a web-based
multimedia platform that combines and converges media.
The time in-country is spent immersing
in Italian life and culture, balancing instruction with application
in the field, and of course travel.
• basics of reporting, interviewing, writing and editing
• basic skills for videography and photography
• basics of web publishing
• when and how to converge media to tell a Web-based story
• Italian history and culture
which includes airfare, tuition/instruction, lodging, insurance (not
included: food in country and local travel)
Note:This price might
change due to airfares. You might qualify for an International
Programs scholarship! Or a Kirbo
classrooms and language and culture instruction provided by Accent International.
Piazza Santo Spirito
10 50125 Firenze ITALY
Phone: +39.055.26.70.501 +39.055.23.81.657
Fax: +39 055.271.77.49
How much should
I budget for food? Past experience of students at LdM suggests
that a range of €25, or $35 per week. We suggest budgeting for
$50/week, shopping in local groceries and cooking in your apartment.
three weeks are spent blending instruction, field work, production and post-production.
instruction, class time could be spent covering:
• Photography and Videography
• Web Publishing
|| Depending on our tasks, up to 12 hours per day could be spent dedicated
to the project, combining instruction, field work and production. Course
instruction will be delivered during the day at first, then in the mornings
toward the middle and latter parts of the month-long term, leaving afternoons
for reporting, research and field work. Weekends are free for students
to travel or to enjoy Florence, one of the planet's most majestic cities.
|| Because the students work in teams, eat and sleep together, and face
daily challenges of life in another land, a premium is placed on professionalism
and citizenship. Faculty will model and teach professionalism, preparing
students for the working world. Students will be required to:
• Be courteous and considerate, respectful of the lifestyles and
customs of our Italian hosts. Students who compromise our welcome in
the host community will be asked to return home. Students are also subject
to Italian laws and justice.
• Dress and conduct themselves in ways that convey respect for
the culture of the people whose stories we will be telling, and for
the team members with whom they will be working
• Meet all deadlines
• Take the initiative in developing stories
• Overcome challenges and unusual circumstances inevitable in
sign-up deadline and $800 deposit due (non-refundable)
||$1, 200 due
due ($2,500) to the registrar
Cleanup Days (another chance to register for the course)
during Spring advising for this course, which will be listed under Summer
||Register also with the U.S. Department of State, in case you need embassy help while in country
This Study Abroad
is a drug-free program.
questions or comments? bc at berry.edu
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