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Our international internships are customized to match your interests, career aspirations, and your desired length of stay in Spain. Internships last a minimum of 4 weeks, but we encourage you to stay as long as you can. Obviously, the longer you stay in Barcelona, the more time you will have to immerse yourself in the local culture, practice your Spanish, learn the ins and outs of your internsh...

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Spend a semester or academic year in the classic city of London with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 12 credits through a variety of courses studying at Richmond, the American International University in London. AIFS in London offers a unique academic program. Because of the wide range of degrees offered by Richmond, AIFS students have an array of courses to choose from to help fulfill and complemen...

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Come supplement the value an undergraduate degree with a study abroad or international internship experience in London! Programs include: Economics, Health Practice, International Business, Women's Studies, Film, Communications, Literature, and Performing Arts. The possibilities are numerous. Choose between a semester or a full year program with the ability to participate in subject-specifi...

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The London Internship Program of Boston University offers a semester of study and work in England's exciting capital city. This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain's history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty excl...

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Go Abroad China is a 13-year-old organization devoted to fostering international understanding through Internship Programs, Chinese Language Study Programs and other exchange programs. So far more than 1500 students from over 50 countries have joined GAC programs and many students enjoy their GAC experience so much that they return for a second time, or recommend their friends to join GAC. ...

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The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University BEng Telecommunication Engineering program offers students a thorough foundation in telecommunications. Students will gain knowledge of design, implementation, testing, and industrial application in the modern telecommunications field, as well as operate at the cutting-edge of emerging technologies. By the time students graduate, they will have extensive ...

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Athena's partner school in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), is a private institution located among several buildings in the center of this charming Renaissance city. The campus' main building dates back to the 13th century and, before being renovated, was originally a convent and church. Florence was the heart of the Renaissance, and its artistic flair is still tangible. With that ...

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Syracuse University's London Center is located in the heart of this vibrant city. It offers professional courses in theater, public communications, business, design, music industry, and architecture, as well as a broad selection of liberal arts courses. Internships can place students in professional settings and provide superior preparation for a career in today's global economy. Living in loca...

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San Jose is the radiant capital of Costa Rica, one of the most lush and breathtaking countries in the world. We can't think of a better place to spend a summer. Dive into the country's rich culture and immerse yourself in a Spanish language exchange program (ranging from beginner to advanced). During your free time, take in the scenic coast and explore the majestic rainforests. Or, get active ...

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London Graduate Internships: Apply Now! International experience is highly regarded by today's employers. Through full-time corporate placements, complemented by academic study in an intensive one-year program, the Mountbatten Institute equips recent graduates and young professionals with the diversity of skills necessary to top an increasingly competitive labor market. With c.150 trainee...

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Securing your working future Experience the great Queensland lifestyle and build up your CV by working while you study. Griffith’s 5 campuses are located in sub-tropical South-East Queensland, Australia which averages 300 days of sunshine per year. Enjoy either the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or the bustling, inner-city life of Brisbane. The Community Internship is a c...

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Study in Santander, at the University of Cantabria. Low cost. Earn credit. Transcript issued by the University. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Spanish Language and Culture courses for all levels. Low cost housing options. Semester, Year, Quarter, Summer, and Monthly terms. Can pay in $U.S. dollars, or Euros. Go direct with CSA !

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Founded in 1968, Universidad Veritas is a Costa Rican educational institution specializing in art, design, and architecture, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in digital animation, fashion design, architecture, product design, interior design, advertising design, photography, television, and film. The university Center for International Programs has more than 20 years of exper...

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Be inspired by immaculate Renaissance architecture, passionate art pieces, as well as a vibrant and historical culture! Florence is arguably one of the most desirable cities in the world and offers a great learning environment as well as opportunities for internships, service learning, and volunteering. Ideal for someone who doesnt mind the hustle and bustle of a touristy city and for those...

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Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with rich cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will be captivated by Madrid's impressive universities, royal palaces, pristine parks, and world-famous art museums. The city itself is a unique combination of old and new. Madrid's cultural diversity, world-famous art and architect...

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Studying Communications Abroad

So, you’re thinking about studying communications abroad, but you aren’t sure how to start? Communications is an incredibly wide ranging discipline that incorporates concepts from nearly all areas of the humanities and social sciences, not to mention journalism and business. Therefore, choosing the best way to study communications abroad may seem overwhelming at first, but don’t worry! It is better to have too many options than not enough, and studying communitication abroad in any country, through any program, will surely develop your knowledge in the field of communications.

Why Study Communications Abroad

At its core, communications is the study of how human beings interact and communicate information effectively. In the rapidly globalizing world of today, cross cultural dialogue is becoming an increasingly important aspect of every professional field and sector of society. If it isn’t clear yet, there is hardly any better way to gain a leg up in the field of communications than by taking your studies abroad. Studying communications abroad is your opportunity to greatly deepen your knowledge of the discipline while exposing yourself to all different forms of communications, social settings, and societial customs.

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Language acquisition can be considered one very important part of the study of communications, and therefore, should be a major criteria you look for when deciding where to study communications abroad. If you are currently learning a language at your home university, choosing a country where you can speak it regularly with natives and deepen your fluency should be one of your top priorities. You will be amazed at the progress you can make in your language abilities during your study abroad program!

Of course not all communications students decide to pursue a foreign language; if you are not currently studying a foreign language, the answers to where you should study communications abroad will be more based on your area of interest, the local culture, and the type of communications study abroad programs available. In the English-speaking world, you should have no problem gaining access to the full course catalogue of local universities, whereas in many other regions of the world, where English is not the medium of education, your options for communications study abroad may be more limited (but nonetheless beneficial).

Some of the most prestigious universities in the world for studying communications are found in Australia, Singapore, England, and the United States. However, since communications is such popular and broad discipline, it is possible to study communications abroad in nearly any country. Generally, most universities offer communications courses, or courses in highly related fields.

When studying communications abroad, it seems the world is your oyster, so try going somewhere that will challenge you!

Studying Communications Abroad

The best way to ensure that the communications courses you take abroad will transfer back to your home university is by studying abroad at a large university. Communication courses covering a wide array of topics are typically available at most universities worldwide, ranging from oral communication to media studies. However, inevitable language barriers do inhibit foreign students from enrolling in local universities in some countries, in which case you may have to look elsewhere for opportunities to study communications abroad while staying on track for your degree. 

If you want to study communications abroad outside the English speaking world, but are unfamiliar with the local language, there are still plenty of options. One alternative is to choose a study abroad program that is conducted by an independent team of staff members and instructors through an international center or third party provider. Additionally, you can also opt for communications courses offered at a satellite school or international campus. Classes at these institutions will be taught in much smaller groups and will be designed specifically for international students, which can provide a great way to familiarize yourself with the local culture in a comfortable environment.

While communications courses might not always be available at smaller institutions, chances are good that you will be able to select from a handful of related disciplines, such as economics, political science, or sociology, and still earn credits that are useful for your degree. No matter where you choose to study communications abroad, be sure to consult your home university about which classes will and won’t transfer back!

Benefits

Cultural Exchange. A vital part of completing a communications degree is learning how to communicate information efficiently, which includes across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Studying communications abroad will be an invaluable experience to add to your education. 

Language Acquisition. Whether a beginner with no experience or close to fluent, making the effort to learn as much of the local language as possible while studying abroad will not only create a more immersive experience, it will help give you deeper insight into your field of study as well.

Growth Experience. Leaving your home country behind to have a larger experience in a different cultural context will cause your perspective of the world around you to mature greatly, and it will also be one of the most fun things you will ever do!

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