[Edprof] Multimedia study-abroad programs accepting applications

Rachele Kanigel rkanigel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 10:37:15 PST 2008


Please forward to your students:


The Institute for Education in International Media
is now accepting applications for two multimedia storytelling projects next
summer in:

   - *Urbino**, **Italy** *(June 30-July 30, 2009)
   - *Armagh**, **Northern Ireland** *(July 15-Aug. 16, 2009)

Students and recent graduates from all schools and majors are welcome to

The programs are co-sponsored by the Journalism Department at San Francisco
State University, which will offer three transferable units of credit
through the SFSU College of Extended Learning. IeiMedia, a pioneer in
converged media education, has been taking students abroad since 2001.

Students will learn various aspects of digital storytelling -- including
photography, video, writing for the Web, blogging and Web design -- and will
produce an online multimedia documentary about the local community (see *
www.InArmagh.net* <http://www.InArmagh.net> and
www.InCagli.net<http://www.incagli.net/>for examples of work from
previous years). Students will also study
Intercultural Communication and Irish history and culture (Armagh) and
Italian language (Urbino). Faculty include professors from Temple
University, University of Kansas, Loyola University Chicago, San Diego State
University, Regis University, Gonzaga University, San Francisco State
University and media professionals from the *New Orleans Times-Picayune *and
* The Fresno Bee*.

*Cost:* $4,475 plus airfare.

*Application deadline:* Feb. 1, 2009. Applications received after that will
be considered on a space-available basis.

For more information and an application for Urbino contact *
UrbinoProject at gmail.com*; for  Armagh contact* ArmaghProject at gmail.com*.
Applications can also be downloaded at the ieiMedia Web site (

*About **Armagh**, **N. Ireland***
Situated on the Irish Republic's border, Armagh is a city rich in culture
and history. It was here that St. Patrick reportedly built the first stone
church in 445 and two cathedrals in his name still tower over the city. With
15,000 residents, Armagh has a wide range of attractions: museums, national
parks, historic castles and houses, a modern theater, a university, Ireland's
only planetarium, and numerous restaurants and pubs. Activities include
golf, fishing, bicycling, and hiking. Armagh is served by public
transportation and is one hour from Belfast, two from Dublin, and three from

Classes will be held in the AmmA Centre, a multimedia creative learning
centre in Armagh. Students will live in the Armagh City Youth Hostel, a
modern facility with private baths. Some meals will be provided, and
students will have access to a large communal kitchen, as well as laundry

*About **Urbino**, **Italy** *
Urbino is a picturesque Renaissance hill town and the capital of the
Marcheregion, a beautiful but little-touristed region of Central
Italy. The city's impressive Ducal Palace houses one of the most important
collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. Other attractions include
a small botanical garden, a medieval church and a 14thcentury fortress
offering stunning views of the town and the surrounding hills.

The University of Urbino, founded in 1506, will provide classroom space as
well as housing. Students will live in a residence hall; all meals in the
university dining facility are included.

For more details see the web site at www.ieiMedia.com<http://www.ieimedia.com/>

Rachele Kanigel
Associate Professor of Journalism
San Francisco State University
415 338-3134
rkanigel at gmail.com
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