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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Advisor: Lynn Butler
Field of Study: Communication, Film Studies, Journalism
Program Description:
Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad

Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad Workshop
Inside London:  Practicum in UK Media
Offered by Miami Faculty, Dr. Bruce Drushel and Daniel Bahnke
Questions? Email the director at


 Just the Basics
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  • Full Course meets 5/20/1 - 6/28/19 (course meets online these dates)
  • Travel Dates 6/1/19 - 6/16/19 (course travels to London these dates)

Location: UK: London

Course(s):  MAC 499 (6cr)

Tell Me More...
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In this six-week workshop, you'll see such media landmarks as BBC radio, the Sky-TV campus, the National Geographic Channel, the British Film Institute, The Guardian, and the British Board on Film Classification.  You'll also learn about about press bias in the UK and why some of the most innovative radio in 1960s Britain came from the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.  The workshop will be headquartered in central London at Regent's University, which is located in beautiful Regent's Park.  The trendy Camden neighborhood and fashionable Oxford Street are just a few minutes' walk, as is Baker Street, the setting for the renown Sherlock Holmes mysteries.  And, with several Underground stations within a block or two, all of London and the British rail network are close at hand.  In this workshop, you will be immersed in a wide variety of UK media and learn about the dimensions of its infamous (and nasty) newspaper rivalries, how a television industry dominated by public stations differs from the commercially-dominant U.S. model, the roles played by British directors and their films in the global movie industry, how the proximity of the UK to the rest of Europe influences the relative popularity of popular music acts all across the continent, and the origins of "tabloid culture" in the UK and how it spread to much of the rest of the West.  In addition, you will work as a member of a team to design an advertising/public relations campaign addressing a problem posed by a real-world client, including commercials for TV and/or cinema and print and outdoor advertising.


Is this Right for Me?
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The course(s) in this program are best used for the following degree requirements. But, always check with your academic advisor to see how the course(s) can work for you!

  • Major/Minor
  • Global Perspectives

Health and Safety Considerations:

  • Students are encouraged to review recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control's Travel Website, as well as the resources outlined by International SOS.

Program Admissions Criteria: All programs require a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Some programs may require a higher GPA.

  • This program is open to all majors.  Strong preference given to students with at least one of the following courses:  MAC 143, JRN 101, STC 259, FST 201.
  • GPA
  • Disciplinary History


What's it Going to Cost?
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Miami University faculty-led study abroad and away workshops have three cost components: tuition/admin fee, program fee and out-of-pocket expenses. The full cost of participation is the total of the costs below.
Tuition and Admin fee + Program fee + Out of pocket expenses = Total cost


**Workshops are exempt from the Tuition Promise** Amount Due by:
Ohio Resident per credit hour $549.20 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $936.30 Charged to Bursar bill
Ohio Resident per credit hour $536.21 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $898.48 Charged to Bursar bill

* This rate reflects a discounted tuition rate approved for non-Ohio residents participating in this study abroad/away program. This discount is considered a waiver.  Per University policy, only one tuition waiver can be applied to an individual student per term, but the highest waiver rate will be automatically applied. 

An explanation of how tuition charges will appear on your bursar bill is available at

Summer Term Tuition Refund Policy
You must officially withdraw from a credit workshop registration by  4:30 p.m. on the business day before the start of the workshop to receive a tuition refund. Workshop administrative fees and program fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by Miami University. Failure to attend, non-payment, or contacting the workshop director is insufficient notice. To officially withdraw from a workshop, you must contact Global Initiatives, 214 MacMillan Hall,, (513)529-8600.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE $175.00 Charged to Bursar bill
Administrative Fee Refund Policy
The $175 administrative fee is charged upon course registration and is non-refundable.
2019 PROGRAM FEE $1600  
DEPOSIT $500 Due Upon Acceptance and no later than 12/31/18
BALANCE $1100 Due 03/01/2019
Program fee includes housing, some meals, ground transportation.

Program Fee Refund Policy
The program deposit and the refund policy is set by the director. The full fee is non-refundable.

Additional Anticipated Expenses $1832 Out-of-pocket
Additional Anticipated Expenses include international airfare, GeoBlue insurance, additional meals and incidentals.

All fees are subject to change without notice

All summer session courses and credit workshops are enrollment contingent, and are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.


Bruce Drushel
Williams Hall, 150
(513) 529-3526 


Miami Faculty-led Study Abroad
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This program is currently not accepting applications.