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Study Abroad Student Blogs


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School of Communication students have multiple opportunities to study abroad each year, in both Poland and Italy. Students take ECU classes, tie that learning within their local surroundings and tour the areas extensively. This page will provide study abroad student experiences recorded in blogs. Click a blog below to read about the latest visits by SOC students.


ECU School of Communication 2013 Italy Study Abroad blog  ECU School of Communication 2013 Poland Study Abroad blog  ECU Communication Students in Australia 2014


Specifics about our Poland Study Abroad Experience

In Summer 2013, Dr. Linda Kean, Director of the School of Communication, traveled to Krosno State College in Poland for a two-week summit on migration and narration, making connections with other professors from around the world. Another focus of her visit was to learn about educational opportunities in Poland as the School of Communication develops a partnership of team-taught courses utilizing the global classroom, as well as creating a new summer study abroad program.

Kean spent her time primarily at Krosno State College in Krosno, but also visited Jagiellonian University in Krakow. These two universities, plus a site in Slovakia, were chosen for the study abroad program in summer 2013. Both institutions offer courses and degrees of study in English and Communication, but each has its own respective atmosphere. Students who participated in the summer program had the opportunity to compare their experiences in the United States with students from other countries and have the chance to become familiar with two diverse regions of Poland. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for the program.