Study Abroad

More students from the Brian Lamb School of Communication study abroad during their time at Purdue than from any other department at the university (38% of this year’s graduates!). There’s still room for more, though. And while our students can elect to study abroad in many countries through Purdue’s study abroad office, we highly recommend several outstanding programs that are tailored to our majors and usually involve faculty members and students from the Lamb School. 

NOTE: Students may receive from Purdue one semester-length scholarship ($3000) AND one shorter-term scholarship ($1000 OR $2000) during their undergraduate programs. But a student can only claim a short-term award ($1000 OR $2000) one time.

Summer Programs:

 

Sienna, Italy

Program Dates: 5/30/18-6/27/18

Program Cost: $3000 - $3500 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, and study abroad fee) + airfare and some meals

Program Benefits: Six hours of course credit in four weeks and excursions in and around Italy, including a winery tour and tasting. Only an hour from Florence and 2.5 hours from Rome, Siena offers a picturesque location to learn about intercultural communication and travel writing.

Course Offerings: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication and COM 49500/49700 Travel Writing and Promotion (learn how travel bloggers, Instagrammers, and guidebook writers create such compelling promotions for their travels)

Students who have taken one of these courses can still complete an independent study while abroad

For details, email Professor Jane Natt at natt@purdue.edu or by calling 765-494-3322.

Barcelona, Spain

Program Dates: 06/04/18-07/02/18

Program Cost:  Estimate - $3,700 (includes 6 course credits, airport transfer, breakfast & dinner daily, excursions, metro pass [if deposit paid by Dec. 17], housing & laundry) + Airfare

Application Deadline:  Jan 15, 2018

Program Benefits: Earn 6 credits in one of the premier global cities and tourist destinations in Europe. In 4 weeks, you will not only build important global communication skills, but also a rich international network, as we visit companies in Spain. We’ll also see all the top sites in Barcelona. Program highlights include free meals, open 3-day travel weekends to see the rest of Spain and Europe, local support staff and a computer lab, plus group dinners and a cooking class!

Course Offerings: Intercultural Communication (Com 303), plus one of Professional Interviewing Skills (Com 325) or Social Media Engagement (Com 495).

Program Details: email Professor Brian Smith at bgsmithphd@purdue.edu or apply through this link.

Paris, France

Program Dates: 06/01/18-06/17/18 

Program Cost:  $3000-3500 (includes: insurance, emergency assistance, tuition, two dinners. Housing including breakfast, visit to one museum, entry fees and expenses for all on site visits - Does NOT include plane ticket, airport transfer, regular meals, public transportation.) 

Program Benefits: This is a unique opportunity to meet French business and political leaders. The program will organize unique meetings with members of the National Assembly, National Council for Audio-visual media, start-up entrepreneurs, and political consultants. All learning is done via meetings with high place and well informed professionals and experts.

Course Offerings: COM 251, COM 435 (one of the two, not both) and COM 590 (graduate students)

Program Details: Contact smatei@purdue.edu for more information or visit the program's Facebook page.

London, England Internship Program

Program Dates: 5/14/18-7/6/18

Program Cost: $7,060 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, and excursions in London, Stonehenge, and Bath) + airfare and whatever you spend on meals.  Note:  this was the 2017 price; the new price hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Application Deadline:  Feb. 5, 2018

Program Benefits: An internship in London within your area of interest (20 hours per week, resulting in 3 hours of pass/no pass internship course credit) plus a 3-credit academic course.  And, of course, you get to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world!

Course Offerings: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication (taught by Prof. Josh Boyd) OR IDIS 49000 Analyzing and Exploring the Global City--London (taught by a London-based instructor)

Program Details: email Professor Josh Boyd at boyd@purdue.edu or visit the official program website.
 
 

Sydney, Australia Internship Program

Program Dates: 5/15/18-7/6/18

Program Cost: $7,182 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, and excursions in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and a wildlife park) + airfare and whatever you spend on meals.  Note:  this was the 2017 price; the new price hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Application Deadline:  Feb. 5, 2018

Program Benefits: An internship in Sydney within your area of interest (20 hours per week, resulting in 3 hours of pass/no pass internship course credit) plus a 3-credit academic course.  And, of course, you get to live in Australia!

Course Offerings: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication (taught by Prof. Evan Perrault) OR IDIS 49000 Analyzing and Exploring the Global City--Sydney (taught by a Sydney-based instructor)

Program Details: email Professor Evan Perrault at eperraul@purdue.edu or visit the official program website.

 


Semester-Length Programs: 


Singapore

The Lamb School has an exchange agreement with the National University of Singapore.

This program is also eligible for a $3000 study abroad grant from the university, For spring 2018 students, the Lamb School has $1000 scholarships available for up to 3 students (in addition to Purdue’s study abroad scholarships). Contact Professor Josh Boyd for details.

 Its benefits include:

  • Studying at a world-class international university, ranked in the top 25 in the world and best in Asia for 2014

  • Living in the structure of a residence hall

  • Having a foreign experience in a city where English is an official language

  • Living and studying in a world capital with easy access to Asia (an airport with budget connections - less than $100/flight - to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, India, Cambodia, China, and Australia, to name a few)

  • All instruction in English

  • Many approved courses that transfer to Purdue as classes in your own communication plan of study.

Application deadlines: September 15 (for spring 2018) and March 1 (for fall 2018)

For details, email Professor Josh Boyd or view the NUS exchange student website.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lamb School works with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. This program is eligible for a $3000 study abroad grant from the university, and its benefits include:

  • Danish residency fees (up to $300) paid by the Lamb School - Danish residency gets you healthcare while you’re there

  • Having a foreign experience in a city where almost everyone speaks English

  • Living and studying in a world capital with access to Europe (easy public transportation and an airport with budget connections - less than $100/flight - to Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., Austria, Turkey, and Iceland, to name a few)

  • Independence: you have control of where you live, where you travel, how to study, what to eat, and how much to engage with local students and culture

  • All instruction in English, mostly from European professors

  • A truly international experience: other CBS students are from Denmark and all over Europe

  • Many approved courses that transfer to Purdue as classes in your own communication plan of study: for the approved list, click here

Recommended semesters to study abroad in Copenhagen: fall of junior year, spring of junior year, or fall of senior year

Application deadlines: September 15 (for spring 2018) and March 1 (for fall 2018)

For details, email Professor Josh Boyd or view the CBS/study abroad website

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