Manship 2017 Summer Abroad Programs in Washington DC and Europe

Media and Politics in Europe

Media and Politics in Europe explores London, Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin and Prague in just four weeks. Manship Professor Bob Mann and Former Director of Student Media Bob Ritter lead 19 students through an exploration of print and electronic media and politics in Europe. In their two courses Comparative Media Systems and Media Ethics & Social Responsibility, students analyze the relationship between media and politics in reference to the United States and the four countries they visit. They also examine the strategies that governments, political parties, political consultants and activists use to influence the news media, as well as the role of mainstream and non-mainstream media outlets in each country. The gallery below offers a small preview of what our students have seen this summer. Click through to see our celebrity guest speaker!

Find out more about this program on the study abroad website.


Manship students on bus tour of LondonManship students heard a lecture on British politics and the upcoming elections from Professor Nicholas AllenManship students visited the Normandy American Cemetery Manship students visited La Cambe German War Cemetery

Manship Students in NormandyTwo Manship students collect sand on the beach in NormandyManship students in Berlin, touring a WWII-era bomb shelterStudents toured a former East German Stasi (Secret Police) prison and interrogation center in Berlin

Manship students toured former East German Stasi (Secret Police) prison and interrogation center in BerlinTouring a building where dozens of political prisoners were held by East Germans from the 1950s to the 1980sJames Carville conducting class at Berlin Beer gardenJames Carville speaking to group of German and LSU college students at Frei University of Berlin


LSU in D.C.

LSU in D.C. offers a glimpse at the political culture of the nation's capital and a behind-the-scenes look at media and mass communication in D.C. Students take 6 hours of course credit with Media Ethics & Responsibility and Media & Politics in the Nation's Capital. The four-week program, led by former Manship Dean Dr. Jack Hamilton, features guest speaker presentations from mass communication professionals. The program also includes fieldtrips to Capital Hill, the Supreme Court, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, the Newseum, Mt. Vernon, and the Smithsonian. Check out the gallery below to see what 14 Manship students have been up to in Washington. 


LSU in DC students at Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy's Washington officeLouisiana Senator Bill Cassidy visited Manship students in classFormer White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry visited Manship students in class at LSU in D.C. trip LSU in DC students attended the Congressional Baseball Game

LSU in DC students visit The NewseumRachel Campbell, Mallory Knudsen, Brogan Taj, Britany Williard kayaking the Potomac near the Lincoln Memorial