Studying Abroad: The Experience of a Lifetime

Tribina 29.11.2022. | utorak American Corner Zagreb Početak događanja: 14 sati prof. dr. sc.Viktorija Car, izv. prof. dr. sc. Dagmar Radin, Čančar

American Corner Zagreb hosts Viktorija Car, Full Professor in Media and Communication, at the Faculty of Political Science, the University of Zagreb, for an online panel: Studying Abroad: The Experience of a Lifetime with the two panelists Dagmar Radin, an Associate Professor of Political Science, at the Faculty of Political Science, the University of Zagreb, and Emil Čančar, M.S. in Journalism.
The program is organized by American Corner Zagreb as part ''Student Mobility: U.S. Perspective'', a series of monthly sessions by American Corner Zagreb supported by U.S. Embassy Zagreb.

Every year there are more and more opportunities for Croatian students to study abroad. While Erasmus exchange programs cover mostly European countries, there are many opportunities to study and to spend a research semester in the U.S. as well. Besides opportunities to learn about different countries and people, different cultures, and to make lifelong friendships, studying abroad also means gaining new knowledge through different teaching and learning approaches. Teaching methods and generally learning environment at U.S. universities are much different than those in Europe. To experience different approaches can be crucial to students’ future careers.
This online talk organized by the American Corner in Zagreb is dedicated to study and academic research in the USA with a special focus on different learning environment. Three Croatian scholars will share their experiences.

This event will take place over Zoom and will be streamed live on Facebook.
Registration is required, please register at

About the Panelists:

Viktorija Car is a full professor in media and communication at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, at the Faculty of Political Science. She teaches Public Service Media; Media Text Research Methods; Gender and Media; Media Policy and Media Regulation; Visual Culture and Photojournalism. She is a Research Fellow of the Social Science Research Center at the Mississippi State University, USA.  She was founding editor-in-chief of the Media Studies academic journal. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana, and during the doctoral study she spent one semester at the University of Lund in Sweden.

Dagmar Radin is an associate professor of political science, specializing in health policy and systems and comparative political corruption.   Prior to her arrival at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, she spent twenty years living in the United States, first as a foreign exchange student in high school, then as undergraduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and finally as an associate professor with tenure at Mississippi State University where she is currently a research fellow at the Social Science Research Center.  She holds PhD and MA degrees in political science from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX), and a dual BA degree in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). 

Emil Čančar was born in 1991 in Zagreb, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in journalism. Upon completing his studies, he worked mostly in public relations (European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Communication, Jesuit Refugee Service), simultaneously participating in a few media studies research projects. He currently works as a journalist at a newly founded AV production firm. In his free time Emil reads, does yoga, spends his time in nature and is involved in environmental activism with the Croatian branch of Extinction Rebellion. He may embark upon doctoral studies someday soon.