Graduate students wishing to participate in any of the study away programs will receive graduate level elective credits for courses completed. Some of the graduate programs have specific courses designated for study away so interested students should contact their departmental graduate director.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fee rates are the same as if taking courses on main campus (ie. different than the cost for undergraduate students on the program). Information on tuition and fees can be found here.
Gino Canella Temple London Summer 2012; Masters in BTMM
I learned so much living in London – about culture, government and history – and it’s amazing to think that it happened in only six weeks. The School of Media and Communication’s summer study away program in London was the perfect opportunity to sample life abroad without the worry of being away from home and work commitments for a full semester. I always regret not taking advantage of a study abroad opportunity during my undergraduate studies, so when I returned to graduate school I knew I wanted to make traveling a priority.
Many of the students traveled to France, Amsterdam and Ireland, but I chose to explore more of London and the English countryside. I visited historic sites Stonehenge and the Roman Baths and enjoyed a day trip to Brighton – a resort town on the southern coast of England. But what will be most memorable are the many conversations I had while shooting my short documentary ‘The British Pub, Inc.’ I have always wanted to work on a documentary project and this was a fantastic opportunity. I focused on the various business structures and management companies that own many of the pubs in England and I learned much more than I ever imagined. It was a great experience traveling to small country pubs, touring the oldest brewery in London and shooting a professional video project out of a backpack.
As a graduate student, I had the ability to tailor my study away experience to my interests. I completed a photo essay project in the London neighborhood of Southall – affectionately known as “Little India.” This experience of learning multiculturalism in one of London’s ethnic neighborhoods, combined with my documentary project, gave my stay in the United Kingdom the perfect balance of both video production work and intercultural communication studies.
Go for a pint? Check out Gino’s short documentary “The British Pub, Inc.” below!