Education Abroad for Media Studies

Why study media studies abroad?

Media is a global field that requires international and intercultural competencies and perspectives. Depending on students' emphasis, there are opportunities to study abroad and potentially take advanced or specialized coursework that is not offered in the United States.  Opportunities to intern and gain real, hands-on field experience are also available to enhance students' knowledge of how media works around the world.  No matter the program, making an international experience part of a UW-Platteville media studies degree can improve students' competency and knowledge of cultural influences, strategies, and trends and its influences on media worldwide.

Upon graduation, having international experience on a resume can also help distinguish applicants in the competitive job market.  It can help demonstrate a global perspective of the field and real-world issues, flexibility and adaptability, and knowledge of and openness to other cultures.

Where media studies students have recently studied

programs recommended by the Media Studies Department

The Media Studies Department has not identified any recommended programs for their students.  Students can ask their academic advisors if they have any recommended programs and/or courses based on their personal or advisees' experiences abroad.

Contact Education Abroad alumni

Interested in hearing from other media studies students who have studied abroad?  The following education abroad alumni are interested in connecting with prospective participants and may be contacted with questions and for more information about their experiences abroad.

Name Program Major, Minor Term Abroad E-mail
Bridget Hughes Visual Art in Rome, Italy Media Studies, Psychology Winterim 2014


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