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July 20 - August 9, 2014

The Salzburg Academy Global Seminar on Media and Global Change is a unique three-week summer program on media literacy and freedom of expression for university faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Over 60 students and a dozen faculty from five continents gather annually in Salzburg to work in international teams and across disciplines on dynamic media literacy action plans, that address some of the largest challenges our world faces today.

In 2014 the Salzburg Academy will be exploring the concept of global cities, media and mobile technologues. It will be exploring how media systems and facilitating global urbanization and the role mobile technologies have for journalism, citizens and the structures for cities.


Students will earn 6 URI Credits. Sample work includes building multimedia videos, case studies, and implementation guides on how global media cover issues of critical importance, including Conflict, Climate Change, Migration, Religion, Extremism, and more.     

Housing and Dining:

Students study, eat and live at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, an 18th-century Rococo palace built by the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, owned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, renovated by Max Reinhardt the founder of the Salzburg Music Festival and filmed as the von Trapp home in "The Sound of Music." Three meals a day are provided and include all food options to accommodate all diets. Students also receive coffee and food breaks two times a day.

Cultural Activities:

Students visit the Dachau Concentration Memorial, Vienna, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Swiss Alps. These are day-long Friday trips and are included in the full cost of the program.


Program Fee: TBA00

6 URI Credits
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
In-country transportation
Excursions and activities


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Final Payment Due: TBA



For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Daphne Wales Kelly Watts
Communications Department Office of International Education
401-874-9417 401-874-2019



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