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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 (historically almost 40% of Lamb School 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 sometimes involve faculty members and students from the Lamb School. 

Summer Programs:

Siena, Italy

(COVID-19 Vaccination Required)

Program Dates: 05/26/22 - 06/23/22

Program Cost: $3,500-$4,500 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, and study abroad fee) + airfare and some meals

Callout: September 21, 6 p.m., BRNG 2273

Program Benefits: Enjoy a 4-week experience in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany and earn 6 credits!! Students will live, study and learn in picturesque Siena, Italy. Special excursions include trips to see how those cultural icons pasta and cheese are made, and a winery tour and tasting. Siena is conveniently located an hour away from Florence and 2.5 hours from Rome.

Course Offerings:

  • COM49502 Travel Writing and Promotion: Explore the world of travel bloggers an­d Instagrammers, guidebook writers, and what makes good travel writing and promotion.
  • COM303: Intercultural Communication: Explore the complex relationship between culture and communication with a special session on Italian culture.

Consider a minor in Communication if not a Communication major.

Program Details: Visit the program website or contact Professor Jane Natt via email or by calling 765-494-3322.


London, England Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/15/22 - 07/08/22

COVID Requirements: The provider we work with in London requires students to be vaccinated.

Program Cost: $7,164 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, study abroad fee, and excursions in London, Stonehenge, and Bath) + airfare, whatever you spend on meals, and some other costs listed on the study abroad website. 

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2022

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 30300 Intercultural Communication (taught by Purdue Professor Josh Boyd), MGMT 39000 Global Workforce Management, or IDIS 49000 Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London (both taught by British instructors)
Program Details: Visit the official program website or email Professor Josh Boyd

For summer 2022, these are the only COM-specific programs. The Sydney Internship Program, typically offered every year, is paused because of COVID. In addition to Australia, past (and hopefully future!) offerings have included study abroad in France, Germany, Spain, and Costa Rica.


Semester-Length Programs: 

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lamb School works with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. This program is eligible for a need-based study abroad grant of up to $5000 from Purdue, and the program 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.

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. 



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 need-based study abroad grant of up to $5000 from Purdue. For Singapore programs, the Lamb School has $1000 scholarships available for up to 3 students per year (in addition to Purdue’s study abroad scholarships). Contact Professor Josh Boyd for details.

The programs' benefits include:

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.


Brisbane, Australia

Applications for exchanges with the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology are temporarily suspended because of COVID.


Perth, Australia

Applications for the exchange with Curtin University are temporarily suspended because of COVID.