Study Abroad

More students from the Brian Lamb School of Communication study abroad during their time at Purdue than from any other department at the university (38% of last year’s graduates!). There’s still room for more, though. And while our students can elect to study abroad in many countries through Purdue’s study abroad office, we highly recommend several outstanding programs that are tailored to our majors and usually involve faculty members and students from the Lamb School. 

Summer Programs:

London, England Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/11/20 - 07/03/20
Program Cost: $7,087 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, and excursions in London, Stonehenge, and Bath) + airfare and whatever you spend on meals. 
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020
Program Benefits: An internship in London within your area of interest (20 hours per week, resulting in 3 hours of pass/no pass internship course credit) plus a 3-credit academic course.  And, of course, you get to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world!
Course Offerings: COM 303 Intercultural Communication (taught by Professor Josh Boyd) OR IDIS 49000 Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London (taught by a British instructor)
Program Details: Visit the official program website or email Professor Josh Boyd

Documentary Production and Extreme Sports

Arenal, Costa Rica

Program Dates: 05/11/20 - 05/20/20
Program Cost: $3,200 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, and study abroad fee) + airfare and some meals
Program Benefits: Three hours of course credit in ten days, with outdoor excursions in and around the volcano region of Costa Rica.  While studying the practice of documentary production, the class will participate in zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, and touring mountain hot springs. The countryside is both stunning and picturesque, offering plenty of opportunities for documentary filmmaking.
Course Offerings: COM 491 Extreme Sports and Documentary Production.

Program Details: Email or call Professors Doug Osman (765-494-3334) or Pam Deutsch (765-494-3319)

Sydney, Australia Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/12/20 - 07/03/20
Program Cost: About $7,032 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, and excursions in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and a wildlife park) + airfare and whatever you spend on meals.Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Program Benefits: An internship in Sydney within your area of interest (20 hours per week, resulting in 3 hours of pass/no pass internship course credit) plus a 3-credit academic course.  And, of course, you get to live in Australia!
Course Offerings: COM 320 Small Group Communication (taught by Prof. Evan Perrault), COM 415 Discussion of Technical Problems (taught by Prof. Evan Perrault), OR MGMT 390 International Business (taught by an Australian Adjunct Instructor)
Program Details: Visit the official program website or Email Prof. Evan Perrault or call him at 765-496-6429.

Siena, Italy

Program Dates: 05/28/20 - 06/25/20
Program Cost: $3,775-$3,995 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, and study abroad fee) + airfare and some meals
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020 
Program Benefits: Six hours of course credit in four weeks and excursions in and around Italy, including day trips to Florence, Chianti, and San Gimignano, a pasta-making class, winery tour and tasting, and cheese factory tour. Only an hour from Florence and 2.5 hours from Rome, Siena offers a picturesque location to learn about intercultural communication and travel writing.
Course Offerings: COM 303 Intercultural Communication and COM 495/497 Travel Writing and Promotion (learn how travel bloggers, Instagrammers, and guidebook writers create such compelling content for their readers). Students who have taken one of these courses can still complete an independent study while abroad. Honors contracting available.
Program Details: Visit the official program website or email Professor Diana Zulli

Semester-Length Programs: 

Singapore

The Lamb School has exchange agreements with two universities in Singapore: National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

Both programs are also eligible for a $3500 study abroad grant from the university, For fall 2018 and spring 2019 students, the Lamb School has $1000 scholarships available for up to 3 students (in addition to Purdue’s study abroad scholarships). Contact Professor Josh Boyd for details.

The programs' benefits include:

  • Studying at a world-class international university; both institutions are ranked among the top universities in Asia

  • Living in the structure of a residence hall

  • Having a foreign experience in a city where English is an official language

  • Living and studying in a world capital with easy access to Asia (an airport with budget connections - less than $100/flight - to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, India, Cambodia, China, and Australia, to name a few)

  • All instruction in English

  • Many approved courses that transfer to Purdue as classes in your own communication plan of study.

    • For the approved list at the National University of Singapore, click here.

    • For the approved list at Nanyang Technological University, click here

    • For a slideshow highlighting Singapore study abroad opportunities, click here.

    • For Frequently Asked Questions about the Singapore program, click here.

Application deadlines: March 1 (for fall semester study abroad) and September 1 (for spring semester study abroad).

To apply: Please go to the Office of Study Abroad page for the NUS program, or the Office of Study Abroad page for the NTU program.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lamb School works with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. This program is eligible for a $3500 study abroad grant from the university, and its benefits include:

  • Danish residency fees (up to $300) paid by the Lamb School - Danish residency gets you healthcare while you’re there

  • Having a foreign experience in a city where almost everyone speaks English

  • Living and studying in a world capital with access to Europe (easy public transportation and an airport with budget connections - less than $100/flight - to Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., Austria, Turkey, and Iceland, to name a few)

  • Independence: you have control of where you live, where you travel, how to study, what to eat, and how much to engage with local students and culture

  • All instruction in English, mostly from European professors

  • A truly international experience: other CBS students are from Denmark and all over Europe

  • Many approved courses that transfer to Purdue as classes in your own communication plan of study.

    • For the approved list, click here.

    • For a slideshow highlighting Copenhagen study abroad opportunities, click here.

Recommended semesters to study abroad in Copenhagen: fall of junior year, spring of junior year, or fall of senior year

Application deadlines: March 1 (for fall semester study abroad) and September 15 (for spring semester study abroad).

To apply: Please go to the Office of Study Abroad page for this program. 

 

 

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