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Maymester classes take students around the world

Posted June 2, 2016

Last month, two School of Journalism and Mass Communications classes had the opportunity to trek across the globe as part of the 2016 Maymester program. 

Media and Culture of the Mideast, led by Associate Professor Van Kornegay and Director of International Student Services Jody Pritt, took 13 students to Muscat, Oman, to learn about local culture and media practices. More than 80 Omani students have studied at UofSC since 2010, and several alumni were able to meet with the class during the trip. The 110-degree weather didn’t deter students from exploring nearby media outlets, cultural and historical sites, and various public relations operations as they worked to complete the course’s video assignment. This was the first USC Global Classroom study abroad program to travel to Oman.

In Germany, 21 students hit the streets to find one-of-a-kind stories for the 10th annual Multimedia Maymester in Munich/Berlin. Led by Senior Instructor Scott Farrand and Dr. Tara Mortensen, this class explored topics including German fashion and the Currywurst fast food craze gaining traction in the U.S. Students also examined the history and culture of Dachau, the city that lives in the shadow of the concentration camp that shares its name.

Learn more about the trips in the photos and videos below.




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