Study Abroad Programs
DePaul University undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to consider taking part in study abroad. Prior to registering for a program, please consult an advisor in the CDM Academic Success Center to determine which academic requirements may be met through study abroad credit. In some cases, students can earn liberal studies, major, minor, or elective credits through study abroad.
DePaul CDM is participating, on a team with Western Illinois University, École de Commerce Européenne (Lyon), and Linköping University (Sweden) in a Dual Degree Program co-sponsored by the US Department of Education (DoE) Office of Postsecondary Education and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture.
Six DePaul CDM Juniors are funded by the DoE to study abroad in Lyon and Linköping. These students receive a 3 year Bologna Accord BS in Business (International) at the end of their junior year. Then, these DePaul students return home for senior year hosting six European students while completing their CDM degrees. The six European students complete DePaul BA in Information Technology degrees during their year in residence at DePaul.
For more information, contact Danny Mittleman
IT in Emerging Countries (December 2009)
The DePaul Study Abroad Program and CDM will once again be offering this unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students in CDM to investigate Information Technology in developing countries. Participants will visit three very different cities while they are in Brazil. The first destination is famous Rio de Janeiro, home of the Sambadrome and capital of the country until the 1960’s.
In addition to seeing some of the highlights of the city, the participants will conduct a number of site visits to businesses, government offices, non-governmental organizations and institutions of higher learning. Students will then travel to Curitiba, long known for its public planning, where they will continue visits to a variety of companies and organizations. The final stop for the group is Florianopolis, a rapidly growing city on the coast in southern Brazil.
Computer Gaming and Animation (December 2011)
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in CDM who have a strong interest in computer gaming and animation. A 2-week trip to Tokyo and Kyoto takes students to visit several gaming and animation companies in Japan. We will also visit several showrooms and museums related to gaming and animation. Touring studios and meeting with their developers and managers help students learn the characteristics and practices of Japan’s gaming and animation industries, which are markedly different from those in the US and Europe.
Students also learn about issues involved in developing games and animation for the global market, and strategies for international promotion. In addition, the program introduces some of the latest and upcoming technologies in the field. Throughout the trip, students learn about the culture of Japan and how it is reflected in Japanese computer games and animation films.