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 last 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. 

Semester-Length Programs: 

Singapore

The Lamb School has exchange agreements with two universities in Singapore: National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

Both programs are also eligible for a $3500 study abroad grant from the university, For fall 2018 and spring 2019 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.

The programs' benefits include:

  • Studying at a world-class international university; both institutions are ranked among the top universities in Asia

  • 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.

    • For the approved list at the National University of Singpore, click here.

    • For the approved list at Nanyang Technological University, click here

    • For a slideshow highlighting Singapore study abroad opportunities, click here.

    • For Frequently Asked Questions about the Singapore program, click here.

Application deadlines: March 1 (for fall semester study abroad) and September 1 (for spring semester study abroad).

To apply: Please go to the Office of Study Abroad page for the NUS program, or the Office of Study Abroad page for the NTU program.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lamb School works with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. This program is eligible for a $3500 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.

    • For a slideshow highlighting Copenhagen study abroad opportunities, 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 semester study abroad) and September 15 (for spring semester study abroad).

To apply: Please go to the Office of Study Abroad page for this program. 

Summer Programs:

London, England Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/13/19 - 07/05/19
Program Cost: $7,000 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, and excursions in London, Stonehenge, and Bath) + airfare and whatever you spend on meals. 
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2019
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 303 Intercultural Communication (taught by Lecturer Caitlin Natt) OR COM 42500 Interviewing: Principles and Practice (taught by Clinical Associate Professor Jane Natt)
Program Details: Visit the official program website or email Professor Jane Natt.

Sydney, Australia Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/14/19 - 07/05/19
Program Cost: $7,122 (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.
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2019
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 320 Small Group Communication (taught by Lecturer Abrar Hammoud), COM 415 Discussion of Technical Problems (taught by Lecturer Abrar Hammoud), OR MGMT 390 International Business (taught by an Australian Adjunct Instructor)
Program Details: Visit the official program website or email Abrar Hammoud.

Siena, Italy

Program Dates: 05/28/19 - 06/25/19
Program Cost: $3,500-$3,900 (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 303 Intercultural Communication and COM 495/497 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
Program Details: Email Professor Evan Perrault or call him at 765-496-6429.

Barcelona, Spain

Program Dates: 06/03/19 - 07/03/19
Program Cost:  Estimate - $4,300 (includes 6 course credits, airport transfer, breakfast & dinner daily, excursions, metro pass [if deposit paid by Dec. 31], housing & laundry) + Airfare
Application Deadline: January 22, 2019 (or until filled)
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: COM 224: Global Communication int he Workplace plus either COM 325: Interviewing Principles or COM 495: Social Media Engagement in Barcelona
Program Details: Email Professor Brian Smith at bgsmith@purdue.edu

Heidelberg, Germany

Program Dates: 05/30/19 - 06/27/19
Program Cost: Estimate - $3,600 - $3,800 (includes tuition for 6 credit hours, housing, insurance, all excursions, metro pass, and part of the meals) + airfare and some meals.  
Application Deadline:  January 10, 2019 (or until filled) 
Program Benefits: Earn 6 credit and tour German cities with a Purdue professor from Germany. We will visit famous castles, museums, and companies in the Rhine river valley and the European Parliament in Strasbourg. You will gain first-hand experience of German culture, history, and cuisine, interact with students from German universities, and build intercultural communication skills.
Course Offerings: Judgment and Decision Making (COM 419) and Intercultural Communication (COM 303). Both courses are designed such that students can take full advantage of the study-abroad experience.
Program Details: Email Professor Torsten Reimer at treimer@purdue.edu or visit the official program website.


Paris, France (open to online Master's students only) 

Program Dates: 06/06/19 - 06/16/19
Program Cost:  Approximately $3,600 (includes: insurance, emergency assistance, tuition, two dinners. Housing including breakfast, visit one museum, entry fees and expenses for all on-site visits - Does NOT include a 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 well-informed professionals and experts.
Course Offerings: COM 590 (online graduate students)
Program Details: For more information visit the program's Facebook page.

 

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