Students will travel to northern Germany for Summer II in July, 2015, for a very unique program. You'll enroll right here at Texas Tech for six credit hours: the popular elective MCOM 4301, Storytelling by Smartphone, which teaches you how to report like a professional journalist using mostly your phone; and EMC 4320, Electronic Media Operations, which compares U.S. and European media. TTU students will sit side-by-side with English-speaking German students in classes taught in English. Classes meet three or four days a week, then students and faculty travel around Northern Germany on long weekends. Accommodations are excellent: TTU students stay in the modern Home Hotel in historic downtown Wilhelmshaven, right by Market Street - a 6-block shopping and entertainment district which leads right to the main train station and North Sea Passage shopping mall. A grocery store, Netto Discount Market, is two blocks west of the hotel; an entertainment district is two blocks east; and a coin laundry, a Lidl Grocery, restaurants and shops are four blocks north. It is very common to find English-speaking Germans, especially in stores and restaurants. On school days, students catch a city bus at the hotel for a 15-minute ride to Jade Hochschule, where you'll work in modern PC and Mac labs and produce radio and TV programs in Jade's state-of-the-art digital facilities. An unlimited bus pass is included in your program fee. TTU students stay in their own section of the hotel, which has excellent, free WiFi.