Study Abroad

Global Business & Media Study Abroad Program

Ilke Kardes, Tuba Koc, Paula Huntley, and Ayse Ozturk

Ilke Kardes, Tuba Koc, Paula Huntley, and Ayse Ozturk

Global Business & Media offers students a remarkable opportunity to learn about, explore and analyze an important topic — the role of media in society, particularly as it relates to business and globalization — in a comparative and cross-cultural context. Students spend the first week in Atlanta, meeting with professors, local business leaders and media organizations deepening their knowledge of the economic aspects of media and journalism industries. Students then spend the following two weeks in Istanbul, Turkey and Budapest, Hungary, meeting with local business leaders and media organizations, Turkish professors, and university students.

Program Highlights

While abroad, students had the opportunity to get an inside look at top business and media headquarters, meet with prominent business professionals and gain a truly unique perspective of Turkey and Hungary.

  • Company tours and visits to corporations including:
    • Turkcell
    • Yildiz Holding/Ulker
    • Kapital Medya
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • CNN Turk
    • FOX TV
    • Korda Studios
  • Meetings with contacts from universities abroad including:
    • Sabanci University
    • Marmara University
    • Central European University
  • Cultural excursions:
    • Viewing the city of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower
    • Visiting the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, historic architectural structures in Turkey
    • Cultural shopping experiences at spice markets, Makro Supermarket and the Grand Bazaar—the biggest “souk” in the world
    • Boat tour of The Bosphorus, a straight that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia

Testimonials

“The program was, again, a tremendous success. Students were able to meet with senior executives in transnational corporations with experience in public relations, journalism, management, marketing and strategic communication. Over the course of two weeks abroad, each of the students was transformed. There is nothing like an international program to open up a student’s eyes, and no other study abroad offers the professional and cultural experiences Global Business & Media does.”
Dr. Shawn Powers, Program Director

“The corporate visits were my favorite part. Actual executives from CNN, Fox, Coca-Cola, TurkCell and others took the time out to not only speak to us but to speak with us. They were so willing to answer questions and despite a few translation difficulties, still helped us find out all we needed to know.”
Natasha Brown, 2013 Turkey Program

“This program contributed to my personal growth by granting me a once in a lifetime opportunity of experiencing how journalism is conducted and produced on an international level. I was able to interact and build meaningful relationships with others as well as receiving a first hand look at their culture and the way that they live their everyday lives. I believe that I have become more personable and my outlook on life has drastically changed. I am ready for another overseas excursion!”
Danielle D. Hughes, 2013 Turkey Program

Interested in Participating in This Program?

The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in business, journalism, media, communications, advertising and public relations at U.S. universities. Students with outstanding academic records are strongly encouraged to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.
Information regarding program cost, itinerary and other details for the 2014 program will become available in October.

Contact Paula Huntley for more information and visit the Study Abroad Programs website.

Gallery

Students at CNN Turk news desk

Students Natasha, Dylan, Kaitlin, Emine, Ayfer & Elif on the Bosphorus

Students at CNN Turk news desk

Students at CNN Turk news desk

Danielle Hughes en route to Asia, sailing the Bosphorous Strait

Danielle Hughes en route to Asia, sailing the Bosphorus Strait

Historic Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul, Turkey

Historic Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul, Turkey

Hungarian State Opera House

Hungarian State Opera House

Students at Hungarian Parliament

Students at Hungarian Parliament