National Student Exchange
If the idea of leaving the country is a little daunting, consider the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. Qualified students may apply for exchange enrollment at any of the 160 participating public colleges and universities throughout the country. This program enables students to study in different geographical areas of the country and take advantage of specialized courses or unique programs that may not be available at UO.


Study Abroad
UO participates in study abroad programs that provide students the opportunity to study in locations literally all over the world. It can be a bit tricky to determine what your options are as a SOJC student looking to study abroad, so below we address some major questions to help you get started. Be sure to investigate the Global Education Oregon (GEO) website to learn about program details, the application process, financing your international experience and more! You can also stop by their offices in 333 Oregon Hall or give them a call at (541) 346-3207.

When I study abroad, can I take courses toward my degree?
If you want to earn journalism credits during your international experience, they are some programs that are pre-evaluated by the SOJC. These include (but are not limited to):

Any journalism courses taken through an abroad program accepted by UO would transfer in as elective credit only. In order to substitute a study abroad journalism course for a major or minor requirement, a petition to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee is required. See below for a list of courses that have been approved recently.

But remember, journalism requirements are not the only ones you need to graduate. You have general education and general studies requirements to fulfill as well. What’s to stop you from taking Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Novel in London to fulfill your literature requirement or spending time in Argentina to learn Spanish? Consider using your international experience to fulfill some of these requirements: literature, history, coursework for a minor or second major, or the foreign language (Bachelor of Arts) requirement.

When should I go and for how long?
Generally, SOJC students find it makes the most sense to look at summer or fall term programs. Going abroad in the summer means that you are able to take your major classes when they’re offered in the regular school year. With prior planning, it may be possible for you to study abroad in the fall, winter or spring quarters, but keep in mind that many programs operate on a semester schedule. So, your trip that starts in January may not end until May, so you’ve effectively missed two terms at UO. Because many journalism major courses must be taken in sequence, losing two terms may make it very difficult to graduate in four years. Whichever program you choose, pay careful attention to the dates and speak to an SOJC adviser to discuss how that trip might fit into your graduation plan.

When do I need to start planning a term abroad?
The earlier, the better. If you start planning coursework in your first year, you’re going to have far more options about what you can take, when you go and, thus, where you go for your international experience. If you didn’t start planning as a freshman, it’s not too late! Go in and talk to an SOJC adviser about your options and go visit the Study Abroad Programs office. And don’t forget about application deadlines. Many summer programs have deadlines in February or March, so planning ahead is important to making your international experience happen.

Can I do an internship abroad?
You can! If you’re interested in interning overseas, we recommend the IE3 Global Internships program. The advantage of pursuing an internship through IE3 is that it provides you a support system and network of resources during your international internship experience. It is possible to earn course credit both for IE3 internships and for internships you pursue independently. Be sure to discuss your options for doing so with your SOJC adviser. For IE3 internships, it usually makes the most sense for SOJC students to earn credit through the International Programs office (OINT 488 credit) because you can earn a larger amount. This process requires a faculty supervisor in the Journalism school, but all the paperwork is through the IE3 office. This can be a confusing process, so feel free to ask questions about how it works!

There’s also the internship option with the Liberal Arts in London program. Through that program, students have had internships in a variety of media-related fields.


Recent Undergraduate Affairs Committee petitions:
If a course or a program you want to pursue is not on this list, talk to an SOJC adviser to see if the program you are considering is worth your time and effort to submit a petition. Programs change or adjust their offerings every year so this list is ever expanding.

Amsterdam – CIEE (The Netherlands)
“Organizations and Social Media” = OCIE 388 J: Organizations and Social Media
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“National Identity and the News” = OCIE 388 J: National Identity and the News
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Baden-Wurttemberg – Tübingen (Germany)
“Schöne Neue Welt? Medien und Medienkonsum im Umbruch” (“Beautiful New World? Changes in Media and its Uses”) = OBWU 488 J: Changes in Media and Uses
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Storytelling in Advertising, PR and Journalism” = OBWU 388 J: Storytelling in Advertising
Petition: None needed. These credits automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Virale Video” = OBWU 388 J: Viral Video
Petition: None needed. These credits automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Brussels – CIEE (Belgium)
“CMM 351G/361E European Communication Policies = OCIEE 388 J: Euro Comm Policies
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Chinese Flagship Program (Nanjing, China)
“Communication Studies” = OCFP 388 J: Chinese Communication Theory
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Cinema Studies in Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
“Digital Dublin: Filmmaking in Ireland” = ODUB 388 CINE: Filmmaking in Ireland
Petition: Not needed. This course does not count as a “J” course for any of our majors or minor.

“Ireland Onscreen” = ODUB 388 CINE: Ireland Onscreen or ODUB 388 CINE: Irish Cinema
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. However, the course will not count toward the 60 minimum “J” credits required of all SOJC majors. Students will need to replace these credits with other “J” credits. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Documenting Life Abroad in London – Fall 2017 (London, United Kingdom)
“Documenting London: A Photo and Video Production course” = OXEU 488 J: Photo & Video Production
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“London Calling: The British and British Documentary and Dramatic Cinema” = OXEU 488 J: British Documentaries & Dramatic Cinema
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Dublin City University – CIEE (Dublin, Ireland)
“New Media and Society” = OCIE 488 J: Media and Society
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
“Selected Topics in Advertising” = OHUJ 388 J: Creative Thinking Advertising
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor


Journalism in London (London, United Kingdom)
“Media in the UK” = OLON 488 J: Media in the UK
Petition: Core Context A or B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Arts Journalism in London” = OLON/OJIL 388 J: Arts in London/Arts Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Business Journalism” = OLON/OJIL 388 J: Business Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Environmental Journalism” = OLON/OJIL 388 J: Environmental Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Political Journalism in the UK” = OLON 488 J: Political Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“The Culture of Sports and Sports Journalism in the UK” = OLON/OJIL 388 J: Culture Sports Journalism/Sports Journalism
Petition: Core Context A or B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“International News Journalism” = OLON/OJIL 388 J: International News Journalism
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Social Media in Journalism” = OJIL 488 J: Social Media
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor

“Visual Journalism” = OLON 388 J: Visual Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Journalistic Interview in Vienna/Cross Border Interviewing and Story Development in Vienna and Segovia (Vienna, Austria and Segovia, Spain)
“Foreign Correspondence and International Journalistic Interview in Vienna” = OVIE 488 J: Foreign Correspondence and International Interviewing
“The International Journalistic Interview” = OVIE 488 J: International Journalistic Interview
Petition: J483 Journalistic Interview substitute. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Story Development” = OXLA 488 J: Story Development
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

Journalistic Interview in Rosario (Rosario, Argentina)
“The International Journalistic Interview” = OXLA 488 J: International Journalistic Interview
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Story Development in Rosario, Argentina” = OXLA 488 J: Story Development
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


LaTrobe University (Melbourne, Australia)
“Introduction to Strategic Communication” = OLAT 288 J: Intro Strategic Comm
Petition: None needed. These credits automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Media, Law & Ethics” = OLAT 388 J: Media, Law & Ethics
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Sports Reporting” = OLAT 388 J: Sports Reporting
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Media in Ghana (Accra, Ghana)
“Media in Ghana” = OGHA 488 J: Media in Ghana
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Paderno del Grappa (Italy)
“Journalism Ethics” = OPDG 388 J: Journalism Ethics
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Travel Writing” = OPDG 388 J: Travel Writing
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Prague – CIEE (Czech Republic)

“Globalization of Media Industry” = OCIE 288 J: Globalization of Media Industry
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“International Reporting” = OCIE 388 J: International Reporting
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Journalism in the Facebook Era” = OCIE 388 J: Journalism in the Facebook Era
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Media Impact in Central European Context: Past & Present (Section I)” = OCIE 388 REES: Media Central Europe
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. However, the course will not count toward the J credit total. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Social Power of Media” = OCIE 388 J: Soc Power of Media
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Vanishing Central Europe: Media, Culture and Backlash against Globalism” = OCIE 388 J: Media Cul Globalztn
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Rabat – SIT (Morocco)
“Contextual Studies in Journalism: Morocco & North Africa” = OSIT 388 J: Journalism in Morocco & North Africa
Petition: Core Context B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Field Ethics of Journalism in Morocco” = OSIT 388 J: Journalism Ethics Morocco
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Sciences Po [Paris Institute of Political Studies] (Paris, France)
“L’Investigation journalistique face aux pouvoirs” “Investigative Journalism in the Face of the Powers that Be”
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“The Press & Freedoms, Reminders & Historical Perspectives” = OPOI 288 J: French Press & Freedom
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Singapore Management University (Singapore)
“Advertising (MKTG 205)” = OXAO 388 J: Advertising
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Semester At Sea
“Digital Storytelling and Community Television” = OSAS 288 J: Digital Storytelling
“Journalism History and Ethics” = OSAS 288 J: Media History and Ethics
“Mass Communication and Human Behavior” = OSAS 288 J: Mass Communication Effects
“Media, Religion and Culture” = OSAS 288 J: Media, Religion and Culture
“Newswriting I” = OSAS 288 J: Intro Newswriting
Petition: None needed. These courses automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Environmental Communication” = OSAS 388 J: Environmental Communication
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Feature Writing” = OSAS 388 J: Feature Writing
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Global Media” = OSAS 388 J: Global Media
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Race and Sexuality” = OSAS 388 J: Race/Sexuality in the Media
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Writing about Science, Health & the Environment” = OSAS 388 J: Science, Health & Environmental Writing
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Seville – CIEE (Spain)
“Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain” = OSVL 388 J: Spanish Multimedia
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“History and Culture of Printed Journalism in Europe”  or “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: The Metamorphasis of Media” = OSVL 388 J: History and Culture of Printed Journalism in Europe
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“History of Journalism in Europe” = OSVL 388 J: Journalism in Europe
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Made in Spain: Discovering Spanish Culture through Design” = OSVL 388 J: Spanish Design Culture
Petition: Eligible for the Media Studies minor. Automatically counts as J-elective credits for all SOJC majors.

“Magazine Reporting & Writing” = OSVL 388 J: Magazine Reporting & Writing
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Mass Media and Society in Spain” = OSVL 388 J: Mass Media Spain
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“New Media & Audio Visual Workshop” = OSVL 388 J: Multimedia Lab
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Publicity & Propaganda in the Society of Masses” = OSVL 388 J: Publicity/Propogand
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Social Justice, Action and Media: Stories that Matter” = OCIE 388 J: Soc Just Actn Media
Petition: Core Context A or B requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Spanish Civilization & Culture” = SPAN: Culture & Civ
Petition: SOJC history requirement. This course has been approved by the History department.

“Travel Journalism” = OSVL 388 J: Travel Journalism
Petition: Pathway requirement. J students only. J-elective for all other SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Urban Photography Workshop: The City From Inside” = OSVL 388 J: Urban Photojournalism
Petition: J-elective for all SOJC full majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


Siena – GEO (Italy)
“Italy and the Art of Travel Writing” = OSIE 388 J: Travel Writing in Italy
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Journalism in Italy” = OSIE 388 J: International Communication
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.


University of Hong Kong
“The American Press, Politics and Global Power” = OHKU 288 J: US Press, Politics & Power
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand)
“Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media” = OUOT 388 J: Global Media & Society
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.

“Environmental History of New Zealand” = “OUOT 388 ENVS: New Zealand Environmental History
Petition: SOJC history requirement. This course has been approved by the History department.

“Media History” = OUOT 288 J: Electronic Media History
Petition: None needed. This course automatically counts as J-elective credit for all SOJC majors. Not eligible for the Media Studies minor.


University of Oxford (England, United Kingdom)
“Britain at the Movies: Film and National Identity since 1914” = OXEU 388 CINE: British Movies
Petition: Eligible for the Media Studies minor. Not eligible as J credit for SOJC majors.


University of  Tampere (Tampere, Finland)
“Nordic Public Service Media in Global Comparison” = OTAM 488 J: Nordic Public Media
Petition: Core Context A requirement. All SOJC full majors. Eligible for the Media Studies minor.