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Expand Your Horizons Education Abroad

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Each year, over 900 UNL students earn credit abroad in around 50 different countries. At the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, our education abroad experiences are led by CoJMC faculty and each is tailored to the major areas of our college. Each experience is designed to help our students discover something new about themselves and gain an understanding of a different culture. Explore our upcoming opportunities below.

IndiaAn Exploration of Indian Media, Communications and Culture

Students can spend two and a half weeks of summer break 2020 in India expanding their knowledge of media and experiencing another culture. The education abroad team, lead by Kelli Britten and Andrea Gaghagen, will explore the differences in media and communications between India and the United States. Students will discover the communication strategies of media outlets and advertising and public relations professionals as they tailor messages to a population of over 1.3 billion people. Be prepared to gain knowledge on understanding cultural variations of content creation, storytelling and the ethics of Indian and American culture through this three-credit opportunity that will count as JOMC 491/891. Questions can be sent to Kelli Britten ( and Andrea Gaghagen (


TurkeyDocumenting & Discovering the Archaeological Process

Students can spend four weeks of summer break 2020 in Turkey, where they will have a unique hands-on opportunity to interact with drone aerial imaging and immersive media at an archaeological site. Faculty member Kristian Anderson will be leading students in learning about story development and compelling shooting techniques, while also teaching the basic field knowledge of archeology in a Roman dig site. This three-credit opportunity counts as JOMC 491. Questions can be sent to Kristian Anderson  (


SpainInternational Sports Media

Students can spend three weeks of summer break 2020 in Spain exploring the business of international sports communication. With major American sports leagues itching to capture the attention of foreign sports league fans, this is a great opportunity for students to expand their sports knowledge in a growing field. This program will be led by Professors John Shrader, who will use these leagues and relationships to teach students how to examine the operation of the sports media business outside of the U.S. Students will earn three UNL credit hours for Special Topics JOMC 491. Questions can be sent to John Shrader (