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Learning Abroad

For more information specific to
communication studies majors,
please contact our advisors.

For general information on programs,
advising, financial aid, scholarships,
policies, and application materials,
please go to the Learning Abroad

The communication environment of the 21st century will be defined by the flow of images, people, and ideas across borders. In order to participate fully in this global flow of communication, communication studies majors are encouraged to supplement their education with study abroad. You may pursue coursework in political communication, media analysis, cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal communication; you'll also hone your intercultural communication skills by being fully immersed in the daily life of another society.

If a full semester or summer abroad is not your piece of cake, communication studies offers a winter session course in Greece, titled "Greek Intellectual Revolution." The course is three weeks long, and students read the works of the classic writers of Ancient Greece at historical sites like the Parthenon and the Agora.

Early planning and frequent consultation with advisors in the Learning Abroad Center and the department are key to assuring that:

  • You find the right program for you.
  • You meet application or scholarship deadlines.
  • You are able to apply appropriate courses taken abroad to your major/minor and/or Liberal Education requirements.

Evaluation of Credits

It is important to note that you are responsible for coordinating with advisors to ensure course credits you earn abroad will transfer back to your communication studies degree. A good way to work toward this is to provide syllabi or other relevant course information for review before you leave to begin your program. Please note that course evaluation can take up to two weeks, so start this work well in advance. Copies of the following are also helpful: 

  • Course description with stated prerequisites
  • Daily accounting of subjects covered in the course
  • Reading list or bibliography
  • Papers and examinations

If any material is in a language other than English, please submit an English translation as well.

Join the Department of Communication Studies during Winter Break in Greece!  Earn 3 credits toward your Communication Studies major or minor studying the "Greek Intellectual Revolution."  This opportunity is open to both majors and non-majors.  In addition to fulfilling an upper division Comm credit, the course also fulfills an Arts and Humanities liberal education core and a Global Perspectives Theme.