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  • Locations: Warsaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01-Mar-2020
01-Mar-2020 30-May-2020 08-Aug-2020
Fall 2020 15-May-2020 15-May-2020 03-Oct-2020 14-Feb-2021
Spring 2021 01-Oct-2020 02-Oct-2020 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory, Off Campus
Language of Instruction: English, Polish Host Country Language: Russian
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Program Description:
Security and Society in the Information Age
Cybersecurity, New Media, and the Digitalization of Society 

Digitalization has led to innovation in nearly every aspect of society. It has also exposed numerous new risks to the individual and state. Security and Society in the Information Age is a study abroad program that explores both the possibilities and hazards of our new era.

Discussions of new media often focus on its powers to encourage internationalism and civic engagement, stemming from its placement of mass communications infrastructure directly into the hands of society at large. This paradigm shift has been felt around the world and particularly within young democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, where new media have played a significant role in the region's rapid social development and international integration.

With new possibilities, however, come new risks. New media has helped not only dissidents to organize, but also terrorist cells. States have integrated information technology into foreign policy and even military strategy. The free movement of information has made retaining classified information essential to state security a major problem. Although solid cybersecurity policies are now needed by all states, most politicians and officials do not understand cybersecurity.

This program is for students of sociology, political science, journalism, and computer science who are interested in better understanding the new "Society 2.0" in which we are now living. Students will gain a powerful understanding of the role new technology is playing in the world, and can play in their careers in government, political activism, journalism, or academia.

For more information, and to apply, click here.