International Initiatives at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Your contribution enables Dodge College students to view the world as their classroom.

»International Initiatives

At Dodge College, we appreciate that great learning happens both in and out of the classroom. So we strongly encourage all of our students to see the world as their classroom. To that end, we offer a vast array of exhilarating, unusual and fascinating travel courses around the globe, where students put their classroom skills to the test in challenging and life-changing ways.

Every year Dodge students travel to countries all across Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond in for-credit travel courses led by Dodge faculty and experienced professionals. Dodge College's travel courses are run largely in-house, and many are supported by subsidies to make travel experiences available to as many students as possible.

In recent years students have traveled to more than six continents and 20 countries including:

  • Asia: South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, India
  • Europe: England, France, Iceland, Italy
  • Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania
  • South America: Peru
  • Australia, New Zealand and Cuba, as well as several cities in North America

They have explored Icelandic volcanoes, viewed magnificently restored screen gems in the piazzas of Bologna, Italy; and created a 3D film on the summit of Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. In many countries like Singapore and India, students have the opportunity to work with their film school counterparts to create cross-cultural films celebrating their shared love of story-building and filmmaking.

At Dodge College, we make the planet the classroom. Making a financial contribution to our International Initiatives fund enables us to continue to provide our students with opportunities that encourage growth and transcend cultural identity inspiring the next generation of global citizens.   

And the ripple effect is truly remarkable, igniting our students’ enthusiasm for working with people from diverse backgrounds and giving them fresh perspectives on international political, economic and social issues.  Your tax-deductible gift of $500 will support one student traveling abroad in one of our programs, a gift of $1,000 will support two students and a gift of $5,000 will support 10 students.

+-What Our Students Are Saying

"I learned that human connection is truly universal..." - Pasqual Gutierrez (B.F.A./Creative Producing'13)

"An absolutely unparalleled experience. Never before have I felt such a purpose in filmmaking." - Ariel Fisher (B.F.A./Creative Producing'13)

"I know that it is the experience of a lifetime and I'm not going to let it pass me by!" - Christiana Minga (B.F.A./Television and Broadcast Journalism '13)

"The prospect of spending five days watching great movie after great movie (in Italy) was thrilling...I wouldn't have been able to go if it weren't for the very generous donation to Dodge College." - Max Keller (M.F.A./Film and Television Production'13)

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For inquiries regarding making a gift, please contact the Dodge Development Department

(714) 628-7267