Dr. Jamie Litty’s World Media course in the spring came with a class trip to London, England, where UNC Pembroke students visited the European headquarters of Bloomberg Television and the London offices of Concord Bicycle Music, the fifth-largest music company in the world.

Traveling during Maymester, the students also had time to take in the musical Wicked in London’s West End. From the ancient Rosetta Stone at the British Museum, which helped 19th-Century scholars decode Egyptian hieroglyphics, to the subversive feminist advertising of the Guerrilla Girls at the Tate Modern, students got up close and personal with issues in international communications.

Before the trip, guest speakers in class included Dr. Cliff Mensah, a UNCP economics professor from Ghana, Chinese students in UNCP’s English-as-a-Second Language program, and Brendan Wong, a former news anchor and broadcasting professor in Singapore, who Skyped in to class despite the 12-hour time difference.

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Originally published July 24, 2019.