Bachelor's Degree and United States

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Announcement: The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders program on New Media FY – 2012 The American Center of the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, is pleased to announce the Study of The United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders program. The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders program is a five week undergraduate exchange program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The program is focused on specific themes. The current theme is “New Media.” The Institute will cover all elements of journalism: researching, writing, editing, and reporting with particular emphasis on new forms of media. The program will underscore the impact of new technologies on journalism, and give participants new skills such as working with online photos and videos; “twittering;” publishing blogs; utilizing social networking; and other new technologies. The Study of the U.S. Institute on New Media will look at major topics in journalism, including the concept of a free press, First Amendment rights, the media’s relationship to the public interest, and media business models. All students with interest in New Media are encouraged to apply. We expect applications to come from students in diverse fields, including; but not limited to Journalism, Media, Literature, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Computer Science, International Relations, and Photography. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders is an intensive academic program with the purpose of provides undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The institute will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations and lectures. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel around the United States, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities. The institutes will...
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