Did you study a foreign language in high school, or do you already speak a second language? If so, an internationalized minor, study abroad program, and major is within your grasp.

Knowing more than one language and having experience in another culture is more important than ever. Employers in the United States and internationally are looking for people who can help them reach diverse clients and partners around the world.

By combining your previous study of foreign languages with your communication major, you will acquire the skills to navigate today’s work environment and make yourself more marketable. In the School of Communication, you can participate on any of the below faculty-led programs to internationalize your major with the corresponding language minor or double major.

  • Paris
  • Panama
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands

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PARIS: Studying abroad in Paris offers each student an opportunity to attend ESSCA School of Management, a state-of-the-art business and communication school, which prepares students from all over the world for today’s global market. Students complete senior level coursework in both intercultural communication and organizational communication and are housed in traditional Parisian hotels. The experience also includes excursions to the Eiffel Tower, Tuleries Garden, Louvre Museum, Montmarte, Bastille, Notre Dame, Musee d’Orsay, Castle of Versailles, and the Paris Beach. This opportunity is targeted toward public relations and communication studies majors.

Sample 4-Year Plans of Study:

Communication Studies

Interpersonal

Organizational Leadership

Political

Journalism

Mass Media

Radio

Television Production

Media Management, Promotion & Sales

Interactive Media

Public Relations

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PANAMA: The study abroad program in Panama is great for mass media and journalism majors and focuses on all aspects of media in Latin America. Students study racial, gender, national, and other identities in Latin American media as well as journalism in Latin America. Participants study with other students from Quality Leadership University, from Panama, Chile, or other Latin American countries and are housed in comfortable apartments in the thriving metropolis of Panama City, Panama. The experience also includes several excursions to the beach, the jungle, and the Panama Canal.

Sample 4-Year Plans of Study:

Communication Studies

Interpersonal

Organizational Leadership

Political

Journalism

Mass Media

Radio

Television Production

Media Management, Promotion & Sales

Interactive Media

Public Relations

The School of Communication also offers a faculty-led study abroad program in the Netherlands:

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THE NETHERLANDS: the Netherlands program is hosted at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. The program, which is well-suited for public relations and communication studies (focused on organizational communication) majors, leans on intercultural competence and communication to explore the legal, financial, and political aspects of the Eurozone and the diverse European cultures from a business perspective, including visits to large, multinational companies in the Netherlands and Germany. Students are housed in comfortable dormitory style housing.