Bielefeld University Summer School: Broadcasting the Americas

Deadline: 15 March 2014
Open to: students from various fields of knowledge (American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Area Studies, History, Politics, Sociology, etc.) from bachelor degree up to PhD candidates
Venue:  20 July – 1 August 2014, Bielefeld University, Germany


The international Summer School, “Broadcasting the Americas: Academic Reflections and Media Practice on Politics and Culture”, is an Erasmus IP project of nine European universities. It is based on an innovative articulation of media practice and academic discussion. Grounded in the educational philosophy of a problem-based learning approach, students are introduced to academic reflections of current conflicts and dynamics in the Americas are asked to formulate their own opinions in intercultural teams. In a second step, students themselves will act as transmitters of knowledge as they develop a radio-feature during the project based part of the summer school.

The summer school contributes to the international exchange of students and teachers as well as on network building amongst Partner institutions working in the emergent field of Hemispheric American Studies. By bringing together and merging the positions of lecturers and students in an environment outside their own university campus, the Summer School creates a multifacted exchange of ideas, teaching styles, approaches to studying the Americas and perceptions of higher education.

The Erasmus IP Summer School will be held at Bielefeld University in Germany between 20 July – 1 August 2014. Students who successfully complete the Summer School programme will obtain 5 ECTS, which are recognized by all nine IP partner universities.


Highly motivated students from various fields of knowledge (American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Area Studies, History, Politics, Sociology, etc.) from bachelor degree up to PhD candidates.


The Summer School “Broadcasting the Americas” is an Erasmus IP-event. Participants from one of the nine partner universities will only have to pay 90€ Summer School Fee, which includes accommodation, tuition, academic program, excursion, extra curricular activities, and social events. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Students from other universities can also apply, but have to cover their personal accommodation and travel expenses. Nevertheless, optional accommodation for the whole event can also be booked for an additional 250€.

All participants all requested to calculate approximately 100€ for additional subsistence costs and travel expenses.


The deadline for applications to be received is March 15, 2014. Students from one of the nine partner universities should apply directly to their IP Coordinator (listed on the Partners page). All applications should be submitted through the online application form found HERE. You can e-mail it to:

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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