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Imagine spending the semester living in the heart of London, while taking classes and completing an international internship. You will split your time between the University of Westminster, where you'll be taking classes in a wide variety of topics, and gaining professional experience in an internship chosen according to your background and interests. Fulfill major course requirements and boost...

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Recently named as the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa, Cape Town is the perfect place for a summer internship! With IES Internships, you are guaranteed an unpaid internship placement working up to 40 hours per week in a business or organization that suits your career goals. Build a global network of professional contacts and gain real-world experience all while exploring everything th...

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College graduates who are interested in writing for film and television have the opportunity to continue their education with Boston University Los Angeles Certificate Program: The Writer in Hollywood. The program is offered in conjunction with the university College of Communication. During this intensive four-month program, students will acquire the tools and knowledge needed to begin pursuin...

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Athena's partner school in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), is a private institution located among several buildings in the center of this charming Renaissance city. The campus' main building dates back to the 13th century and, before being renovated, was originally a convent and church. Florence was the heart of the Renaissance, and its artistic flair is still tangible. With that ...

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Program Overview In addition to learning AP Style and tuning into CNN.com, you’ll want to brush up on bullfighting lingo before starting our Communications, New Media, and Journalism program in Seville. The city will challenge you to examine this controversial sport along with many other fascinating facets of Spanish culture. Whether you use a lens, a microphone, or a pen, feed your creative vi...

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Sign up for an affordable study abroad option this coming Fall semester on the beautiful campus of the University of Roehampton. University of Roehampton students can take classes from all departments, including Dance, Drama and Theatre Performance, Education, English and Creative Writing, Humanities, Life Sciences, Media, Culture and Language, Psychology, Social Sciences and the Business Schoo...

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Sage Corps’ semester study abroad program is your chance to not only learn in a foreign classroom setting but also gain incredible professional experience building a company. While abroad, you'll also establish a global professional network. Your semester study abroad will be an amazing cultural experience and may be the ticket to your dream job. For most students, semester study abroad is thei...

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Middlesex University offers a range of innovative and challenging courses. Students will experiment with the latest technology, access and contribute to world-leading research, meet like-minded practitioners and build international contacts through our exceptional industry practice links. Our students are provided with study areas, practice equipment, and support services ensuring a fully immer...

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Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with rich cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will be captivated by Madrid's impressive universities, royal palaces, pristine parks, and world-famous art museums. The city itself is a unique combination of old and new. Madrid's cultural diversity, world-famous art and architect...

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The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. It serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. The curricula across AUDs degree programs are skill-based and professionally conditioned. AUD's degree programs are supported by appropriate technology and facilities. AUD is also accredite...

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Dream Careers is the premier internship program provider for college students. We offer guaranteed internship placement in 10 cities around the world, as well as housing, meals, weekend events, career seminars and transportation while you are in your program. After choosing your program, you will work with an industry expert in your field of study to secure an internship that you choose. We...

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You can make your dreams of studying in Paris a reality, even if you’ve only studied French for 2 or 3 semesters. By taking advantage of the excellence in program design APA Paris has demonstrated for nearly 30 years, discover Paris and live like a local in all areas of life: academic, cultural, and social with our advanced beginner program, Accessible Paris. Our goal is to make studying in Pa...

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A Junior Year Abroad (JYA) is one academic year of study, from September to the end of May in the following calendar year. It consists of three terms; two teaching periods of 12 weeks each the Autumn and Spring terms and the 6 week Summer period of revision and examinations. This option is the most flexible and opens up for choice, within the constraints of timetabling and prerequisites, alm...

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Many students choose to study at Bangor University, North Wales as visiting study abroad scheme students. Every year, well over 100 students from North, Central and South America, Asia and mainland Europe undertake a semester or a whole year at Bangor and transfer the credits achieved to the home University. This means that students who are taking a degree course at another university can vi...

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Across The Pond provides free guidance to students wanting to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs in Wales and the UK. We work with over 40 top UK universities to support students from the USA, Canada, Norway, and Latin America who wish to study abroad. Across The Pond has provided free one-to-one support to students, from researc...

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Studying Screenwriting Abroad

There is nothing in this world that can inspire a young writer quite like travelling. Packing up from home and jetting off to see the world instills a creative and energetic mindset which will set your typewriter buzzing with new ideas. Aspiring screenwriters from all over the world should jump at the opportunity to study abroad and will forever benefit from the experience shining through in their craft.

Why Study Screenwriting Abroad

You don’t need to be a fan of foreign films or television to reap the benefits of studying screenwriting abroad. Many countries around the world have flourishing and unique entertainment industries, each with a distinctive brand of screenwriting and wit. But beyond classroom instruction, the real benefit of studying screenwriting abroad is the inspiration and perspective-enhancing experiences which come with uprooting and exploring the world. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your voice and write the next big travel movie!

Locations

Opportunities to study screenwriting abroad are more narrow when it comes to locations, than with other subjects for a couple of reasons. First, not every country in the world is economically developed enough to have an independent entertainment industry and treat screenwriting as an academic discipline. Second, you will presumably be writing for the screen in your native language, which filters out many countries where you may not be familiar with the local dialect (this latter point is not set in stone – there are English speaking programs in some said countries (such as Spain) which offer courses related to screenwriting, as well as international schools which use English as the medium of instruction).

Beyond these exceptions, you have the freedom to go wherever you like in the world to study screenwriting abroad, and you should go wherever you feel will inspire you to the greatest heights of your craft. Some cities around the world which have thriving film and television industries include Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Tokyo, and Mumbai, to name only a few at the cream of the crop. This is obviously a very wide spectrum of potential locations, but gives you a good survey of some of the world’s leading centers of entertainment. As a young screenwriter studying abroad in any of these cities you will be exposed to life in the big time, and enter into an environment of highly enriching cultural stimulation.

Courses & Programs

While studying screenwriting abroad, it would be a good idea to enroll in a variety of courses focused on the film and television culture of the country. This will get you thinking outside of the box and offer you valuable global perspective on the culture of your own country’s entertainment industry. While entertainment is certainly becoming more global as our world becomes more connected, many countries hold on to a distinct pride and ethic in the art of on-screen entertainment. Film History, Entertainment Business, Screenwriting Mechanics, and even delving into local Literature will all be good areas where to expand your knowledge of the field.

Of course the specific classes that will be offered is largely dependent on the country where you study screenwriting abroad and the type of program you go through. Some programs will facilitate your enrollment in a local university, where you will have full access to the course catalogue to make your own choices. Others will set you up at a small international academic institution, often a satellite of the program provider itself. Many such course listings, while more narrow in breadth, will feature at least one class on the film or entertainment culture of the country.

Screenwriting study abroad programs are commonly offered during any term, therefore when and for how long you study abroad is entirely up to you, although it is always a good idea to check in with your home university’s screenwriting department to make sure that timing works out and academic credit will transfer. Planning this out in advance will relieve a great amount of stress before you even embark on your trip!

Benefits

Screenwriting is a difficult and demanding business to make it in, but for those who are truly driven to work hard and succeed, the sky can be the limit. Studying screenwriting abroad will greatly expand your knowledge and perspective of the field while also inspiring you with the creative potential which lays embedded in travel (and it won’t look bad on any job application either). This is your time to see the world and be influenced by its grandeur – so go for experience, absorb your surroundings, and never stop writing!

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