Communication Studies Abroad

Discover a new culture through studying communication abroad. You will have unique opportunities to learn about different types of communication inside and outside of the classroom as well as develop new skills in intercultural communication. There is no better way to prepare yourself for a future career in communication.

Communications Studies Study Abroad Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

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Czech Republic

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Communication Studies.

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program 

Available Courses

Spain

Intercultural Communication & Service

ITC 100: Introduction to Intercultural Competence and Communication (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education US Diversity requirement AND

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement.

 

 

United Kingdom

Communications

COM 375: Communication Research (3 credits) AND

COM 380: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) 

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement.

 

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Maquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Japan

International Christian University

Partnership

Available Courses

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Partnership

Available Courses

Romania

Babes-Bolyai University

Partnership

Available Courses

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Partnership

Available Courses

Italy

John Cabot University

Affiliate

Available Courses

Czech Republic

CIEE: Communications, New Media and Journalism in Prague

External

Available Courses

Costa Rica

ISA: Universidad Veritas in San José

External

Available Courses

United Kingdom

University of Roehampton

External

Available Courses

Italy

API: Lorenzo de' Medici

External

Available Courses

South Africa

USAC: Stellenbosch University

External

Available Courses

South Korea

USAC: Kookmin University in Seoul

External

Available Courses

Thailand 

USAC: Chiang Mai University

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses

Argentina

CEA: Business & Culture of Sport

External

Available Courses

Germany

LMU: Electronic Media

Direct Enrollment

Available Courses

Internships

Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

GVSU Internships

Varies

GVSU's Internships Abroad

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad


Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Academic Advice

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.

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.

Department Contact

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