Incorporating international experiences into your time at university is an amazing and challenging opportunity that can help you set and reach fulfilling personal, academic and professional goals.
Through studying or working abroad, interning for an international organization, or participating in courses and projects with global components, students have the opportunity to discover and learn about their chosen career paths around the world.
The GIP (Global, Immersive and Professional) Programs team manages the MJ-school study abroad exchanges and helps coordinate other international opportunities in the school. We are available to meet with students to discuss our global programs and offer assistance with global opportunities outside of the school.
Global, Immersive and Professional Programs Assistant
The UNC Study Abroad Office offers many semester and summer-long programs in which students are able to take classes for MJ-school credit. Six of these programs are exclusively for MJ-school majors and allow students to study at top communication schools around the world. These special programs are listed below.
Students have taken courses for MEJO credit at a number of study abroad programs around the world. A list of the programs and the courses taken can be found here.
Make an appointment with Liana or Michael to explore how you can build a study abroad experience into your time at the MJ-school.
|University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia||City University London - England||Catholic University of Argentina - Buenos Aires|
|University of Navarra - Pamplona, Spain||University of Hong Kong - China||Catholic University of Chile - Santiago|
The MJ-school offers short-term global immersion programs that give students an opportunity to better understand media markets around the world.
Students may also have global opportunities as part of other MJ-school courses. The school is constantly exploring ways to incorporate travel and global awareness into classes. Current courses that give students the chance to go abroad include:
Follow us at @UNCMJglobal to stay on top of new developments, opportunities and upcoming deadlines for global programs.
Interning abroad is a great way to combine a global activity with resume building professional experience. It is a challenge to arrange an international internship and there are many issues to consider and hurdles to jump. However, for many students who managed to arrange such an experience, the hard work paid off and they had a valuable professional and personal experience.
There are many ways to secure an international internship from study abroad programs that include an internship as an integral part of the program, to independantly sourcing and arranging one, to using a third party internship company. There are many questions and issues with any option that should be fully considered. Whichever approach you decide on, lining up an international internship takes time and the process should be started many months in advance.
An in-depth discussion of the questions surrounding international internships can be found in this guide. If you have any other questions after reading the guide, please make an appointment to talk with Michael or Liana.
The university works hard to make international activities accessible to all students. UNC and the MJ-school recognize that financial concerns sometimes prevent students from taking part in global opportunities.
The MJ-school has a number of awards and scholarships that can help fund international programs. Talk with Liana or Michael if you have any questions or concerns about paying for your global activity. Announcements about funding opportunities are distributed through @UNCMJglobal.
UNC Embark has a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from both inside and outside UNC. Depending on the funding source, this money could be used to pay for MJ-school programs, UNC affiliated study abroad programs, or independently organized international initiatives.
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