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 (nearly 30%!).  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 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.

Check out the NEW spring break (Dominican Republic) and summer (Paris) study abroad programs after the semester programs below!

Semester-Length Programs:  2016-2017
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
--lots of 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:  March 1 (for fall 2017) and September 15 (for spring 2018)
For details, email Professor Josh Boyd or view the CBS/study abroad website

SINGAPORE
The Lamb School also has an exchange agreement with the National University of Singapore.  This program is also eligible for a $3000 study abroad grant from the university, and 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
--lots of approved courses that transfer to Purdue as classes in your own communication plan of study:  for the approved list, click here
Application deadlines:  March 1 (for fall 2017) and September 15 (for spring 2018)
For details, email Professor Josh Boyd or view the NUS exchange student website.

PADERNO DEL GRAPPA, ITALY
The Italy Consortium Program (in cooperation with Krannert School of Management) is another semester-length option, with classes in Communication, Journalism and Business. This program is also eligible for a $3000 university study abroad grant, and its benefits include:
--beautiful small-town setting in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains
--residential housing with other students from American universities in the consortium
--proximity to Venice (about 1 ½ hours away)
--easy-to-transfer classes that keep you on track for graduation
--up to 18 hours of credit available during a full semester
--INCLUDED formal Italian dinners
--all instruction in English (mostly by American professors)
Application deadlines:  March 1 (for fall 2017) and September 15 (for spring 2018)
For details, email Professor Howard Sypher or view the Italy Consortium Program website at Purdue.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM:  2017

CRUISE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR SPRING BREAK AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
Program dates:  3/12/17-3/19/17
Program cost:  $1460 (includes cruise and all meals!) + flight to Miami, where the cruise begins
Study abroad scholarship from Purdue:  saves you $500!
Program benefits:  Participate in community-based service learning in the Dominican Republic during spring break (doing “impact travel”) and make a documentary about the experience
Course offerings:  COM 49100 Communication through Social Impact
Application deadline:  Jan. 9, 2017
Website:  https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1326
Contact:  Pam Deutsch (pdeutsch@purdue.edu) or Professor Doug Osman (dosman@purdue.edu)

Summer Programs: 2017

SIENA, ITALY
Program dates: 5/31/17-6/29/17
Program cost: about $3500 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, and study abroad fee) + airfare
Study abroad scholarship from Purdue: saves you $1000!
Program benefits: 6 hours of course credit in 4 weeks + excursions in and around Italy 
Course offerings: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication and COM 32500 Interviewing: Principles and Practices Public Behavior and Social Dynamics (Prof. Jeong-Nam Kim and Prof. Ralph Webb)
Website: : https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=985 Contact: Melanie Morgan  (morgan3@purdue.edu)

PARIS, FRANCE
Program title:  Global Communication: Political, Social, and Business Perspectives
Program dates:  5/12/17-5/28/17
Program cost:  approximately $3500
Study abroad scholarship from Purdue:  saves you $1000!
Program benefits:  Meetings and visits at the National Assembly, Prime Minister’s office, start-ups, regulatory agencies, and universities.
Course offering:  COM 25100 Communication, Information, and Society (part of the University Core Curriculum)
Website:  http://matei.org/url/paris2017  Contact:  Professor Sorin Matei (smatei@purdue.edu)

LONDON, ENGLAND
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Program dates: 5/15/17-7/7/17
Program cost: $6387 (includes housing in central London) + study abroad fee + airfare
Study abroad scholarship from Purdue: saves you $2000!
Program benefits: 3 hours of course credit + 3 hours of internship credit (the 20 hour/week internship is arranged for you!). Includes a local transportation pass and tours of London, Bath, and Stonehenge
Course offering: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication (Prof. Jane Natt)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Website: http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=145

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Program dates: 5/16/17-7/7/17
Program cost: $6509 (includes housing in Sydney) + study abroad fee + airfare
Study abroad scholarship from Purdue: saves you $2000!
Program benefits: 3 hours of course credit + 3 hours of internship credit (the 20 hour/week internship is arranged for you!). Includes a local transportation pass and tours of Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
Course offering: COM 30300 Intercultural Communication (Prof. Felicia Roberts, froberts@purdue.edu)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Website: http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=471

PADERNO DEL GRAPPA, ITALY

The Italy Consortium Program (described above) also has summer programs that offer up to 6 hours of course credit.
Website:  http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=307 

The London, Sydney, and Italy programs above are offered every year.  Other offerings change from year to year—one popular program offered in the past has been Professor Brian Smith’s summer Barcelona (Spain) program.

The programs here are focused on communication students and should provide credit easy to transfer directly into your communication plan of study.  But whether you choose one of these or any of the literally dozens of other countries where Purdue offers programs, study abroad will help you gain insight into and make connections with the communication theories and processes you study in the classroom. Your study abroad experience will also help you develop the advanced communication skills that are so highly valued in today's competitive job market.  You will also gain a global perspective that will not only enable you to gain a greater appreciation of other cultures but also provide the opportunity to reflect upon our own society's values, behaviors, and attitudes. 

Besides all the educational and career benefits connected to studying abroad, don't forget to consider how much fun it is to meet new and truly fascinating people, visit those really cool places you only hear about or see in the movies, develop tastes for new types of food and drink, and attend sporting events and doing things that you may never have even heard of before.  Global learning isn’t just educational, it’s fun!

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