Woodbury University considers study abroad to be one of the most significant educational experiences available. The global perspective it engenders has become a critical ingredient of lifelong success no matter how it is measured. Just as we try to erase the limits to thought and creativity in our courses, we must, in some circumstances, move ourselves past our city limits and national borders.
Faculty members typically bring an entire class of students abroad to study a particular question or phenomenon that cannot be fully comprehended otherwise. Each major has developed unique study abroad solutions that effectively synchronize with their program learning outcomes.
MCD is also affiliated with select universities around the world based on a careful study of their institutional vision and educational philosophy. We look for partners who are preeminent in single fields or have a broad mix of majors that resonate with our own. Various majors offer summer study abroad programs exploring the areas of design and culture. Woodbury also hosts international students, which promotes a vibrant cross-cultural discourse.
Communication Study Abroad
Communication students recently traveled to the Netherlands to participate in an intensive seminar on the European Union (EU) hosted by Hanze University. Through daily lectures by renowned content experts, they gained insights into the many different communication and cultural practices of the 28 EU member nations. Visits to the global corporate headquarters of several Dutch and German companies in Amsterdam and Bremen provided real-world examples of the many ways intercultural competency can enhance business operations and aid in the identification of market-entry strategies for cross-border trade. Students left with a greater appreciation for communication as a vital field of study in an increasingly globalized world.
Fashion Design Study Abroad
London, Paris, Belgium
The Fashion Design program has a direct exchange program with the University of the West of England in Bristol, and also participates with American Intercontinental University in study abroad in London and Paris. Recently a group of fashion design students and faculty made a trip that included visits to England (London and Bath), France (Paris and Versailles), and Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp). Fashion Design students have also done semester abroad in Florence, Italy. The international study courses alternate with study trips to New York City.
Graphic Design Study Abroad
In the course, London: A Visual/Culture Experience, students researched, observed and immersed themselves in the art and culture of London through site visits, discussions, workshops, mapping, and the pure adventure of being in, and visually exploring, the city. The study was designed to merge photography, letterpress, journaling, and bookmaking techniques with the cultural experience of the city.
Check out their blog. http://londonteaparty.blogspot.com/ In ne.xt year’s summer study abroad course, students will have the opportunity to explore Paris through a visual/culture experience.