BRENAU UNIVERSITY AND THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM EXCHANGE
(Institut Europeen de Journalisme)
Brenau University (BU) and the European Institute of Journalism (IEJ) have entered into an agreement allowing students to take classes abroad for one semester. IEJ is affiliated with the European Communication School which has branches in Paris, Brussels, Strasbourg and Toulouse. Thanks to the exchange program, Brenau students in mass communication, journalism or business have the opportunity to spend one semester (or an academic year) in one of these cities.
Paris will provide immersion into the cultural, artistic and avant-garde atmosphere of the French capital. IEJ is situated at a convenient distance from the city center and offers a variety of courses in mass communication and journalism, taught in English.
Language: Examples of courses taught in English include print media and radio, broadcasting, marketing and projects management. Students will also be required to study French language in a one-month intensive course which precedes the beginning of the semester in Paris.
Tuition: Students participating in this exchange will pay their regular tuition to their home institution and will pay no additional matriculation fees to IEJ.
Housing: IEJ does not have student housing at its small campus, but faculty and staff will assist Brenau students in arranging suitable, independent housing and meals.
The European Communication School and Institute for European Journalism is a small, privately owned institution with approximately 400 students. Its small size is one of its assets . Students receive very personalized training and hands-on experience thanks to the many of the instructors who are professional media and journalism specialists.
Transfer Credit: With the prior approval of a student’s advisor and department chair, courses successfully completed under the Brenau – IEJ agreement will transfer to Brenau University and will fulfill either liberal education or major credit requirements.
Other IEJ Branches: IEJ Programs in Brussels, Toulouse and Strasbourg offer courses only in communications, including public relations, press relations, event management, marketing and advertising. In Brussels, approximately 50% of the courses are taught in English. This city also offers the advantage of being the headquarters for the European Union.
For further information, you may contact Mrs. Lorene Pharr or your advisor in the Department of Mass Communication. Also, see the Brenau Global Studies web page, and the IEJ web site at http://www.iej-paris.com/ .