Study Away Programs

Students in the Scripps College of Communication have several opportunities to participate in Study Away programs, domestically and abroad, both in and outside the college. Below are several featured programs.

Check the Office of Global Opportunities for additional Ohio University programs.

Fall 2022 OHIO-in-LA group


The OHIO-in-LA program is designed to give students an intensive experience of living and working in Hollywood's media and creative industries. Students take classes for OHIO credit, intern at LA-based media companies, network with hundreds of professionals, tour studios and attend productions, and produce a short film.



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Scripps Semester in DC

The Scripps Semester in D.C. program is a collaboration between the School of Visual Communication and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The program gives students the opportunity to learn from industry professionals working in the nation's capital, focusing on journalism (including print, broadcast, data, and photojournalism), strategic communication, commercial photography, UX design, information graphics, data visualization, and publication design.

Contact: Tim Goheen (; 740-597-1351)



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South By Southwest

The Ohio University SXSW industry immersion course provides students access to the largest creative media industry gathering of the year, offering an unparalleled convergence of the music, interactive, and film industries and fostering an engaging atmosphere for professional and educational growth.  

Students will hear personally from industry professionals in a variety of ways, including panel discussions, keynote addresses, interviews, workshops, as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions with professionals in their specific field of choice.  

Attendees will observe firsthand the scope and networks that exist within today’s current music and media industries and can build strategic partnerships for internships and network with potential employers, colleagues, and clients. 

Additionally, students have access to hundreds of events in their areas of interest, including music showcases with established and upcoming artists, film premieres featuring directors and cast members, technology demonstrations of the newest trends in traditional, VR, and emerging media, and countless opportunities to explore creative expression across multiple venues in the city. 



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Cayman Islands

The Grand Cayman program gives students a chance to gain valuable, hands-on experience in fashion photography and videography. Students, who work with an Ohio University alum who works on the Island as a professional photographer, participate in scouting locations, networking with local professionals, preparing for photo and video shoots, creating still images and video, and working through the post-production process.


Contact: Sam Girton (; 740-597-1335)