Communication Studies

Imagine having to introduce yourself with your hands to a rickshaw driver in India, discussing the fundamentals of discourse at a café in Prague, or utilizing parts of multiple languages as you are surrounded by internationals from all over the world at any one of our many partnership universities. Study abroad is known for cultivating communication abilities on a personal and cross-cultural level. 

Communications Studies Study Abroad Programs
 

Communications Major Minor

Czech Republic

Topics for study in universities around the world range from media and communication theory to applied sublets of communication like advertising, broadcasting, journalism, theater and photography. Opportunities for Communication Studies majors include fascinating electives like “Internet, Self and Society” in Norway and “Discourse and Pragmatism” in Mexico. Internships are also available throughout the field including positions like working on a Bollywood film set in India, in an internet radio station in Jordan, or photographing alongside a New York Times photographer in Morocco. 

The way people communicate in the world is not limited to one primary language but rather is a complex and continually changing relationship between people and the world itself. By exposing yourself to the world, you will find that it has a lot to say if you take the time to listen.

Academic Advice

  • Study abroad credits can be used towards graduation
  • Many study abroad programs offer a wide selection of courses, including courses in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Broadcasting, and Photography.
  • Students looking to complete their required internship course have the potential to achieve this in Advertising/PR, Communication Studies, Health Communications, Photography, Broadcasting, Theater, and/or Journalism.

Restrictions

  • Students may NOT take any Senior Thesis Course (498 numbers for CAP, CBR, CFV, CJR, HCOM, COM, CPH and CTH) abroad. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Spain

Intercultural Communication & Service

   

 

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Communications

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Maquarie University

 

 

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

 

 

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

 

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

 

Partnership

Romania

Babes-Bolyai University

   

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

   

External

Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Affiliate

England

Edge Hill University

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

External

Argentina

CEA: Business & Culture of Sport

   

External

Czech Republic

CIEE: Communications, New Media and Journalism in Prague

 

External

Costa Rica

ISA: Universidad Veritas in San José

External

England

University of Roehampton

Direct Enrollment

Germany

LMU: Electronic Media

   

External

Italy

API: Lorenzo de' Medici

 

External

Morocco

SIT: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

 

External

Malaysia

Taylor University

 

External

South Africa

USAC: Stellenbosch University

 

External

South Korea

USAC: Kookmin University in Seoul

External

Thailand

USAC: Chiang Mai University

Internships

Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

GVSU Internships

Varies

GVSU's Internships Abroad

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Jonathan Hodge
293 Lake Superior Hall
hodgejo@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-3668