Brian Lamb Logo
Study Abroad Students

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: TBA (mid-May to mid-June, typically)

Callout: TBA

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

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 of 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.

Summer in Scandinavia – Stockholm, Sweden

Program Dates: 05/22/23 – 06/19/23

Program Cost: Estimated ~$3,990 (includes housing, tuition, required insurance, study abroad fee, multiple excursions, and an unlimited Stockholm-region metro card that provides travel on trains, buses, and ferries in the Stockholm region).  Airfare and most meals will be on your own.

Program Benefits: Spend a little time in Stockholm, and you’ll quickly see why Sweden and its Scandinavian neighbors are some of the happiest countries in the world.  Earn 6 credits in 4 weeks while participating in multiple, unique excursions around the region. We’ll also take time for multiple fika (coffee) breaks, and take a crash course in “Survival Swedish” (don’t worry – almost everyone speaks English). Stockholm and its well-connected airport (and ferry service) is a great launch-pad for other European travel during four open, three-day travel weekends.  Maybe take the high-speed train south to visit the birthplace of Ikea, or hop on an overnight cruise to Helsinki, Finland?  Your personal travel choices around Europe are endless.

Course Offerings:

  • COM 495/497: Travel Writing and Promotion: Work with local tourism officials and companies to create compelling travel content, and learn how people turn their passion for travel into thriving businesses.
  • COM 478: Health Communication Campaigns:  We will discuss with local healthcare professionals and Swedish cultural experts what makes Sweden one of the happiest countries in the world.  The goal is to take what we’ve experienced in Sweden and develop a health campaign focused on mental wellbeing for the Purdue student population.

Consider a minor in Communication if not a Communication major.

Program Details: Visit the program website or contact Professor Evan Perrault via email at perrault@purdue.edu.

Direct link to program website: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1754&SICountryCode=488&ProgramTypeID=7

London, England Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/15/23 – 07/07/23

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

Program Cost: Estimated $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, 2023

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. 

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.

 

Sydney, Australia, Internship Program

Program Dates: 05/15/23 – 07/07/23

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

Program Cost: Estimated at $7,300 (includes housing, local transportation, tuition, study abroad fee, a half-day guided tour of Sydney and a full-day guided tour to the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park) + airfare, whatever you spend on meals, and some other costs listed on the study abroad website. 

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2023

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!

Program Details: Visit the program website (LINKED TO: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=471)

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. 

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 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

Semester-long exchanges with the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology are BACK in the city that will host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games! More information is available by emailing Professor Josh Boyd.

 Perth, Australia

Semester-long exchanges with Curtin University are back! More information is available by emailing Professor Josh Boyd.