“We see an increasing need to support students who have interests in Intercultural Communication in a variety of contexts. ”
What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in Communication Studies?
Becoming familiar with and knowledgeable about cultures and customs other than your own in an environment that demands an exchange of ideas, rather than a passive acceptance of information, is beneficial to all involved. Those who are able to participate in the globalized flow of communication, interpersonal to mass communication, will certainly benefit from such opportunities.
When is the best time for Communication Studies students to go abroad?
The timing is flexible; however students who choose to study abroad before their junior year may find it more appealing to seek out summer programs, rather than programs scheduled during the fall or spring semesters when they might otherwise complete required courses.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
University-wide requirements: Tier II courses can often be fulfilled easily abroad. Tier III courses are offered on some OHIO study abroad programs, but credit for Tier III cannot be transferred back from a Non-OHIO or exchange program.
Communication Electives: Although courses taken abroad will not replace required communication courses for the major, students may be able to count them toward communication electives.
Related Area: In addition to the major requirements, students majoring in the School of Communication Studies must complete non-communication courses in a related area. Although this requirement can be fulfilled with a minor or certificate, those completing study abroad programs may decide on a related area which could include courses taken abroad.
Transfer credit will be earned on the Non-OHIO and exchange programs and students should complete a Foreign Study Checklist prior to departure.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
|Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for Communications Studies through Ohio University|
OHIO-HIV/AIDS Education in Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Summer Program. Students complete field internships with non-governmental organizations that offer HIV/AIDS education or community services. Course credit can be earned in international studies and education.
OHIO-Hong Kong Baptist University- Hong Kong
Semester/Academic year program. This is an OHIO exchange program. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of courses taught in English including Business, Cinema and Television, Communications, Economics, Geography, History, Humanities, Information Systems Management, Journalism, Political Science, Religion, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology and many more. Sample Communication courses include Multimedia Communication, Introduction to Communication, Communication Theory and Communication Research Method.
OHIO-Travel at the Crossroads of Europe: Communicating Culture and Place - Germany
Summer program. Students will gain first-hand experience in travel reporting and writing and will research, write, and produce journalistic pieces in Leipzig, Germany. Participants will enroll in at least two courses: Cross-Cultural Communication (COMS 4100) or equivalent and International Mass Media (JOUR 4660) or equivalent.
|Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for Communications Studies through Affiliate Providers|
CEA- French Riviera, France
Semester program. Sample courses include Speech, International Management, Interpersonal Communication and Communication Research.
Semester program. Sample courses include Communication and Global Competence, Classical Rhetoric and Public Speaking: Oral Rhetoric and Persuasion.
Semester/Academic year program. Sample courses include Advanced Communication Theories, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Cultural Studies and Cross-Cultural Capability, Intercultural Communication, International Journalism, International Reporting in Brussels, Introduction to Human Communication, Introduction to Mass Communication, Introduction to Organizational Communications, Media Management and Political Communication.
GlobaLinks-AUT University, New Zealand
Semester/Academic year program. AUT University’s School of Communication Studies offers seven majors: Advertising Creativity, Digital Media, Creative Industries, Radio and Television, Journalism and Public Relations. Sample courses include Introduction to Popular Culture, Organizational Structure and Behavior, Public Relations Communication, Journalism and Intercultural Communication.
IEP - Gold Coast, Australia
Summer program. Bond University offers courses such as Communication Research, Digital Media and Society, Gender Communication, Intercultural Communication, Mass Media, Persuasive Speaking and Writing and more. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
IEP - London, England
Semester program. University of Roehampton offers courses such as News Media, Media and Society, From Mass Media to Multimedia, Digital Cinema, Multimedia Journalism, Photography and Commodity Culture and more. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (email@example.com) in the Walter International Education Center.
IEP - Bangkok, Thailand
Semester program. Mahidol University offers courses such as Intermediate English Communication, Creative Writing, Advanced Oral Communication, Introduction to Linguistics, Diverse English Speaking Cultures and more. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
USAC-The Hague, Netherlands
Semester/Academic year program. Sample courses include Cross Cultural Communication, Events Organization, Intercultural Communication, Internal Communication, Introduction to Communication, Marketing Communications, Media, Media in Contemporary Society and Organizational Communication.
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
|Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for Communication Studies|
IEP (Full-time on-campus advisor available at the Office of Education Abroad)
Internship opportunities are available in New Zealand, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, and Italy. IEP internships are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests and can last anywhere from one month to a full semester. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (email@example.com) in the Walter International Education Center.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Internships and volunteer opportunities in Ghana, India, Costa Rica, China and more in areas like health, education and social services.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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