Four Winston-Salem State University students are among a total of 51 students from more than 10 universities around the world participating in the ieiMedia Multimedia program this summer at the University of Urbino, Italy.
This is the second year that students and Dr. Lona D. Cobb, a journalism professor in the Mass Communications Department have participated in a study abroad in the major with the ieiMedia program.
Students participating in the summer program are: Pachia Lee, a junior Mass Communications major, print concentration (magazine); Kanesha Leak, a senior Mass Communications major, print concentration (multimedia); Charmaine Shuford, a senior Mass Communications major, broadcast concentration (multimedia); and, Charles Chavis, a senior Psychology major/Art minor graduate in the class of 2012 (multimedia).
Urbino lies in the northern part of central Italy’s Marche Region. It is nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. “Many say the Renaissance started here under the patronage of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, whose twin-turreted palace still houses an outstanding collection of period art,” said Cobb. “Other attractions include a unique botanical garden and the boyhood home of the Renaissance artist Raphael. Lively beach towns are a bus ride away.”
Students live and learn at the University of Urbino, with all meals included.
Pachia Lee is in the magazine publishing project and will produce content for Urbino Now, a digital English-language magazine. Kanesha Leak, Charmaine Shuford, and Charles Chavis are in Multimedia Journalism are studying photography, international reporting, and video, and will produce a Web site about the city.