Fifteen students traveled to London for the SMU-in-London Communication Internship Program. Led by Associate Professor Owen Lynch, the students utilize the city of London as a classroom as they study key texts, build professional skills, gain a global corporate perspective and study globalization, economics and communication.
Students in the SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture program spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses. Associate Theatre Professor Gretchen Smith in the Meadows School of the Arts teaches London theatre history from the era of Shakespeare to the present. Dance Professor Shelley Berg uses the city of London itself as a metropolis filled with myriad “performance” experiences – cultural, social, historical and political.
During the SMU-in-London: Arts summer program, students are taking courses that explore solo performance and the city "as" performance. The students will create and perform original works, all against the backdrop of the Queen's Jubilee and the Summer Olympics,
Amie is a sophomore majoring in communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts, with minors in fashion in media and religious studies. During summer 2011, she is participating in SMU-in-London, which focuses on communications and the arts.
Sarah is a junior majoring in journalism and art history in Meadows School of the Arts. During summer 2011, she is participating in SMU-in-London.
Elizabeth is a senior journalism major and photography minor in Meadows School of the Arts. In fall 2010, she is studying at the University of Westminster in London with an Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) program, in partnership with SMU Abroad.
Yana, a junior SMU Distinguished Scholar, is majoring in business management in the Cox School, with a minor in economics and Russian in Dedman College. She is spending spring 2010 studying culture, history and modern issues at City University in London.
Rachel is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos, where the photography courses she is taking will complement her journalism degree. After Taos, she’s immediately off to SMU-in-London, where she’ll study journalism from the British point of view, as well as the history of postwar European cinema.
Dana is a senior Honors student majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts with a double minor in political science and Italian area studies. She will be studying at University College in London from September to June as part of the SMU-in-Britain program. She plans to take courses, work at a museum and travel. She also will be preparing to take the LSAT in London.
This summer 48 SMU students are traveling to London to study communication courses, including international media, free speech, creative advertising, British cinema and the global civil society. Some students also are interning with international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Pants to Poverty, and Save the Children, to name a few.