By Morgan Evans
MCOM announces sixth study abroad partner school
The Department of Mass Communication at Winthrop University is adding a new partner school in Seville, Spain. Students who study abroad now have the option to study at Centro Universitario EUSA during the fall or spring semester where they can take classes in their majors.
Students in mass communication can also study in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, England and Australia. Each partner program is unique and is included in the study plans created by the department. Centro has been added to appeal to students who speak Spanish or have a desire to immerse themselves in this culture.
According to “More is Better,” a study by Mary Dwyer, Ph.D., the longer a student studies abroad, the more likely they are to experience growth in their academics, cultural development and personal growth. MCOM students who study abroad have the opportunity to understand different cultures. Student who study at Centro in Seville can experience the Spanish culture while living with host families.
The MCOM study abroad programs allow students to pay the same tuition they pay at Winthrop University; however, they are required to pay the fees for the school’s application, books, airfare and any additional funds they might require. Students must also obtain the proper student visa for the country where they are studying.
Like the department’s other programs, Centro has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5. Students can take a wide variety of courses, including Spanish, international marketing, media production, multi-media journalism and advertising.
Students interested in studying abroad can contact the International Center or the study abroad advisor for the mass communication department.
Summary of the New Program in Spain
- The Department of Mass Communication at Winthrop University adds new partner program in Seville, Spain at Centro Universitario EUSA
- Centro offers classes in Spanish, international marketing, media production, multi-media journalism and advertising
- Students who study at Centro will live with a host family
- Students pay the same tuition they pay to Winthrop University
- To get more information about studying abroad, students can contact the International Center or the study abroad advisor for the mass communication department
Winthrop University’s mass communication department introduces a new study abroad program at Centro Universitario in Seville, Spain. This program will allow students to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture through their studies and time with a host family, while paying the same tuition they pay at Winthrop. “My experience [abroad] was such a learning experience; I learned a lot about myself and how our culture is different from other,” said Shealy Long, senior Integrated Marketing Communication major.