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A Guide to Studying Marketing, Advertising and PR Abroad

More and more the field of marketing is moving towards accommodating for a global audience. With modern methods in broadcasting, digital media, and social media directing the scope of the profession into the global arena, an international education in marketing can set you up for tremendous future success. Choose to study marketing abroad for an educational adventure that will truly take your game to the next level.

Why Study Marketing Abroad

Marketing is one of the most popular fields to study abroad in anywhere in the world. Taking your academic pursuits to another country will challenge you to develop innovative new approaches to the art of the sale by elevating above national and cultural paradigms. Studying  marketing abroad will further give you the opportunity to enhance your communication skills, broaden the understanding of your target demographic, and network across the international marketplace. You’d be hard-pressed to find a reason not to study marketing abroad!

Locations

Because it is a global profession, you will be able to study marketing abroad at most major universities around the world. The main factor which generally limits your potential destinations is the language barrier, as most universities will utilize their national language for marketing courses. If you are bilingual (or are interested in becoming so), studying marketing abroad in a non-English speaking country can be a great leap forward in your language apprehension.

Some of the best marketing programs in the world are located in countries as broad and diverse as Australia, Spain, India, and Singapore. The United States, England, and Canada are also widely regarded for the quality of their marketing programs. Admittance to the top schools in all of these countries can be extremely competitive, but luckily there are many marketing study abroad programs out there that can help you gain admittance through an exchange program or otherwise.

When it comes down to it, there is no one destination which is best to study marketing abroad in; it really comes down to your personal and professional interests. Try to pick a country you think will challenge you the most, or where you could potentially see yourself working abroad someday. You never know what opportunities may arise while you study marketing abroad!

Studying Marketing Abroad

Marketing is a highly versatile academic subject, and courses therein come in all different shapes and scopes. You can generally study marketing abroad at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in pursuit of a variety of different degrees such as a B.A. (which focuses on the humanities and social sciences aspect of marketing), B.S. (which focuses on the mathematical and analytical side of marketing), or M.B.A (which focuses on the management side of marketing).

Some common specializations within the field of marketing include sports marketing, online marketing, decision science, and business management with marketing. International marketing is also an especially common focus for students who decide to study marketing abroad. If you study marketing abroad at a foreign university then it is likely you will have access to a wide range of different courses; for specialized marketing study abroad programs, your options will likely be limited to a few different courses that are offered within the program.

Marketing study abroad programs are most commonly available for summer, semester, or year-long durations. The long you study marketing abroad for, the greater opportunity for culture immersion, but the more time you will miss from your own school. Talk to your home school about what is the most plausible route to studying abroad while staying on your current marketing degree track.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Push the Boundaries. Academically and experientially, studying marketing abroad will expand your knowledge and comfort zone into an entirely new global context. 21st century, here you come.

Communicate. At its core, marketing is about communicating information to a target audience. By practicing this across a foreign cultural context, you will challenge yourself to further master the art.

Discover. Let’s be real, studying marketing abroad will not be all about the academics. This is your opportunity to get out there and discover the world as you thought you knew it. It is an experience you will never ever forget.

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CISabroad

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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American Institute For Foreign Study

As one of the world’s top university cities, you can expect plenty of wonderful opportunities while on a study program in London! Join AIFS students in England’s vibrant capital for a semester or academic year and earn up to 15 credits attending classes at Richmond, the American International University in London. AIFS in London offers a unique academic program: Traditional Academic Program,...

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IES Abroad

The IES Abroad Madrid Program is designed for those who want to experience the vitality of Spain! Live in its capital city and through course enrollment at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), one of the country's most distinguished universities. Students enroll in Spanish language courses as well as courses in their academic major. Field study trips are organized to compliment spec...

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Boston University International Programs

Join a program that combines professional internship opportunities and coursework. Boston University Study Abroad provides programs in more than 30 key cities across the globe. They are committed to providing undergraduate students with excellent opportunities to realize their dreams of studying and interning abroad.

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Athena Study Abroad

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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Center For Study Abroad (CSA) - Direct Low Cost - Budget

Study Spanish Language and Culture, plus Electives taught in English, at the University Autonoma Barcelona. This is a low-cost program open to all students worldwide. Attend in Summer, Fall, or Spring or for an entire academic year. We provide housing options on campus, ensuring utmost convenience when it comes to accommodation. There will be cultural activities and excursions as well. Joi...

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Study Abroad + Community Internship at Griffith University

Study at a university in Australia and do more than learning. Bask in southeast Queensland’s average of 300 days of sunshine as well by by engaging in numerous outdoor activities. And depending on the campus you attend, you can enjoy either laid-back lifestyle close to the beach or a vibrant way of life in a bustling city. Our Community Internship is a course (subject) that allows you to gai...

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Syracuse University

Study in the heart of London for a semester through Syracuse University's London Center program. You will take courses in liberal arts, as well as professional courses in architecture, music industry, design, business, public communications, and theater. This program includes internship placements in real work settings, allowing you to prepare for a career in today's highly globalized economy. ...

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University Studies Abroad Consortium

The Torino program is ideal for students who are interested in studying International Business, Art/Architecture, and Italian Studies in an exciting, cosmopolitan setting. Named the Youth Capital of Europe in 2010, Torino is an excellent location to study and practice the Italian language and to experience Italys rich culture away from the crowded tourist areas. Torino is home to many prominent...

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Academic Programs International

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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ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Get the chance to study at a university in Spain while immersing in rich cultural heritage! Depending on your chosen program, you will take courses at any of these universities: the University of Pablo de Olavide, the Menendez Pelayo International University, or University of Sevilla. No matter where you study, have assurance of modern facilities and highly qualified faculty. Plus, you will fin...

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CIEE

Without a doubt, Lisbon is a happening place to study abroad. Each year, the beautiful capital city hosts numerous international events, including the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio-Lisboa. There’s always something to do while exploring and enhancing your understanding of Portuguese society and culture. You’ll enroll in a variety of courses in both English and Portuguese, stay with...

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International Internships—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Do your international internship with Maximo Nivel - get international work experience in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. - Education (K-12) - Special Education - Micro-Business - Hospitality & Tourism - Human Rights - Medical Since 2003, Maximo Nivel has been a leader in educational travel and study abroad. Our work-study-travel programs host more than 4,000 people per ye...

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Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea is a global journey that brings students face-to-face with a diversity of our world's cultures and perspectives. Every spring and fall, Semester at Sea explores up to 11 developed and emerging countries and 15 cities on a 100-day voyage. Students represent nearly 25 different countries and 250 institutions, and with the faculty, staff, and crew become a supportive and collabo...

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The University of Minnesota

Study in this vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. Enjoy the college-town atmosphere, nightlife, and student-centered community. Choose beginning through advanced French language courses as well as courses in humanities, engineering, sciences, and business. Based at Paul Valéry University and at the University of Montpellier, this program p...