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Communication Studies Abroad
Immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment while earning UC credit and making rapid progress towards your degree. Among many fascinating topics, you can study interpersonal communication, international & intercultural communication, marketing & advertising, mass communication, organizational communication and more. Additionally, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships.
 

UCEAP Alumni have a 97% success rate in receiving credit toward their major.
 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in communication studies. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: communication
 
Australia: University of Melbourne
 
Sub-disciplines: International & Intercultural Communication, Mass Communication
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Prepare yourself for a career in the fast-changing professional areas of digital, broadcast, print, and mobile communication. Enquire into politics, economics, and technologies, and gain an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of media industries and professional practices.
 
Brazil: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Communication and media studies at PUC-Rio are divided into three specializations: film, journalism, and marketing and advertising. Journalism courses include offerings in print media, broadcast journalism (radio and television), and photojournalism. Film production, theory and editing are all options, as are a variety of courses on marketing and media transmission.
 
France: University of Lyon
 
Sub-disciplines: Intercultural Communication, Marketing, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Year
 
You will have the opportunity to explore how communication studies are situated within media, organizations, institutions, and journalism. Communication courses are located in the Department of Communications at Université Lumiére Lyon 2 and the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP). You may participate in internships on this program; past students have enjoyed working at marketing and journalism firms. 
 
Germany: Free University Berlin 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International Communication, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Language of Instruction: German
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
At Free University you have the opportunity to study in small seminar courses that involve project and presentation work in several areas of communication including journalism, Media and Politics, and German and International communication. Internships are available in local NGO's, non-profits, government organizations and more.
 
Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Sub-disciplines: International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication
Language of Instruction: Cantonese, English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The School of Journalism and Communication offers a wide variety of coursework with an emphasis on both theoretical and professional development. You can take courses such as: International Communication, Directing Media, and Culture & Business. Opportunities exist for teaching English in Hong Kong school's, as well as research and independent study.
  
Italy: University of Bologna 
 
Sub-disciplines: Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication
Language of Instruction: Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
At the University of Bologna, you can explore how communication intersects with other disciplines such as media, journalism, business, culture, psychology, environment, and more. There are many opportunities to engage in internships in the field of communications within the local community.
 
Korea: Yonsei University, Seoul 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication  
Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The department of Mass Communication offers a wide range of courses taught from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Students from the department of Mass Communication are known for participation in a variety of clubs and activities ranging from Advertising Club to Rock Music Club.
 
Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication  
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Housed in the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, media studies at UNAM offers courses in nearly every area of the field. Whether your interests lie in communication theory and semiotics, political communication and discourse, organizational communication, journalism, sociology of film, or strategic marketing, there is a variety of course options and electives available to you.
 
New Zealand: Massey University, Wellington 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing offers a wide range of internationally accredited business courses in communication management, journalism, marketing, and public relations. Every semester, the school also offers an intensive industry internship open to UCEAP students.
 
Spain: Autonomous University of Barcelona 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication  
Language of Instruction: Spanish, Catalan
Terms: Fall, Year
 
You can select from a wide variety of courses to further specialize your communication degree in journalism, advertising and public relations, and audio visual communication. You will also have the opportunity to focus on cyberjournalism and new communication platforms, cinema and multimedia, strategic management, or creative direction of advertising. As one of the few Spanish universities with a closed campus and tightly knit network of academic, research and student services, familiar to UC students, you'll find yourself very much at home at the Autonomà!
 
Spain: Complutense University of Madrid 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The Complutense University of Madrid divides communication studies into three separate degrees: audiovisual communication, journalism, and advertising and public relations. You may take courses from any branch of study, and may even find additional courses in the fields of sociology (public opinion and mass culture) and history (political and social thought, social communication). Whether you are focusing on digital communication, photojournalism, or strategic marketing, the Complutense offers an excellent opportunity to take a closer look at cultural industries and their complex social coordination and organization.
 
UK-England: University of the Arts London, London College of Communication 
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
London College of Communication's courses are industry-focused and taught by an inspiring community of experts. The College is all about learning by doing, and the facilities are industry standard and include photographic and television studios, darkrooms, gallery spaces, broadcast, and printing studios. Courses follow either a journalism or media communications track and will give you hands-on experience with all forms of media journalism and communication. 
  
UK-England: University of East Anglia, Norwich
 
Sub-disciplines: Interpersonal Communication, International & Intercultural Communication, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The School of Language and Communication Studies is a small, lively school positioned at the cutting edge of research. The department emphasizes areas such as intercultural communication, stage translation, adaption in performance, cross-cultural and inter-language pragmatics, and the application of systemic functional linguistics. 
 
 

These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: communication