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International Seminars

Global Media and Communications Seminar

Undergraduate SoC majors can apply to the Global Media & Communications Seminar (GMCS). This immersion trip, sponsored by the School of Communication in cooperation with the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Department of Media & Communications, features a combination of lectures and employer site visits that allow students to develop an understanding of and gain exposure to the global media and communications industries. This program has two components: a seminar class in Evanston during the winter quarter followed by a week-long trip to London over spring break.

Each day of the trek is typically structured with a morning lecture at LSE, one or two site visits, and a group lunch. Guest speakers may also be scheduled during the trek providing an overview of their career, current work, and the opportunity for dialogue with students. Site visits often include panel presentations from staff with time for questions at the end.

Important Dates:

The application period for 2019-2020 is closed. 

Click here to read about students’ experiences on previous trips. 

Prague Quadrennial

School of Communication students with interests in theatre and performance design, technology, and architecture are invited to apply for the Prague Quadrennial Seminar. Sponsored by the School of Communication and Performance Studies Professor Mary Zimmerman, this program gives students the opportunity to attend one of the greatest theatre design conferences in the world as well as engage with the unique theatrical history and culture of the Czech Republic.

The Prague Quadrennial is the world’s largest exhibition of the best in theatre and performance design, technology and architecture.  Over seventy countries exhibit thousands of professional and student performance designs and artifacts – set models, costumes, sketches, videos, performance fragments -– in individually designed pavilions that are often interactive works of art or performances themselves.  The next Prague Quadrennial will be in 2023.