Travel at the Crossroads of Europe: Communicating Culture and Place
Check out the program blog from last year at www.borderlessbobcats.com!
When does the program take place?
May 14- June 7, 2013
Priority Deadline is January 10th. However late applications may be accpeted if there are spaces available.
Eligibility & Selection Process
The program is designed for full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Scripps College of Communication and in the Honors Tutorial College. Students from other programs with a strong background and/or interest in travel/tourism and communication are welcome to apply as well. Students are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA. An interview must also be successfully completed. Fluency in German is not a requirement.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Students selected for the program will participate in several pre-departure orientation sessions held during Spring semester.
Students live in single dorm rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Students cook their own food and/or eat in inexpensive university cafeterias and restaurants.
Courses & Credits
Participants will enroll in at least two courses (6 credit hours): Cross-Cultural Communication (COMS 4100/8290) and International Mass Media (JOUR 4660/5660).
Note: Students who do not meet the requisites for these courses or have already taken these courses may, upon consultation with the directors, enroll in COMS 4900 Special topics or JOUR 4900 Special Topics (or respective graduate equivalents).
Additional Information on Germany
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.
Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department website for information related to safety and security at this destination
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Please review the entry and exit requirements for Germany. US citizens will not need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. (Please note: If you plan to travel before or after the program, you may need a visa). You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.
Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
Summer 2013 Directors
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
School of Communication Studies
OEA Program Coordinator
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840