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Study Abroad for Communication Students

Use this page to view programs that have been identified as a strong academic fit for students in your department. Students are not limited to the featured programs listed below, but are encouraged to consider these options.

Benefits of Study Abroad for Communication Students

  • Learn how others in diverse regions of the world “communicate for the public good”
  • Develop intercultural communication capacities essential in a global economy
  • Experience how people in other cultures communicate in interpersonal relationships, political institutions, economic organizations, and mediated contexts
  • Build new skills and traits that employers seek such as curiosity, flexibility, increased confidence, independence, initiative, and problem-solving

Courses & Credits

Finding Courses

Browse pre-approved courses. Narrow your search by program, UNC Department, or country. 

Note: this is not an exhaustive list of available courses or programs, and UNC faculty-led courses are not included in the database. Courses listed in the database are not guaranteed to be available at the host institution in the term you intend to study. This list will update as new courses are reviewed and approved.

View recommended programs below.

Learn more about earning credit on study abroad programs.

Departmental Notes

Notes: Include info on the following:

  • Classes that do not have a directly equivalent UNC-CH course should reasonably be able to fall into one of our four concentrations (Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; Media and Technology Studies and Production; Performance Studies; Rhetorical Studies).
  • Courses can count towards concentration or major elective requirements.
  • Students are not permitted to take more than half of their major courses abroad.
  • All courses must be received and approved by the Department of Communication to receive credit towards the major. Even courses with similar titles may have substantially different content and thus, must be evaluated for equivalency by the department.
  • The Department of Communication does not allow transfer credit for courses in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, etc.
Departmental Contacts

Credit Reviewer: William Brown, brownwa@live.unc.edu

Department Website: View page

[Optional] Department Contact: Name, email address

Studying abroad is a courageous decision and a transformative experience. Learning about—and living with—others in the world is perhaps the most important and beneficial life experience. Studying abroad is exciting, invigorating, and, at times, challenging. You will simultaneously understand others and yourself, more fully. Most importantly, it will change you—in profound and often unexpected ways. As you study abroad, you will discover that the world is rich with possibilities. – Steve May, Associate Professor, Communication

Study Abroad Advisor

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Katelyn Brown-Gomez Misenheimer
Humanities & Social Sciences Study Abroad Advisor
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Scholarship Opportunity

Featured Award: Eleanor Barnes Study Abroad Scholarship

Varies (typically between $500 – $5,000) | Available to College of Arts and Sciences Majors

Students who indicate their interest in Study Abroad Office scholarships when completing their regular program application are considered for over 40 different awards. Check out the scholarships database to learn more about all of the different scholarship funds you may qualify to receive!

Featured

Summer Programs

Denmark _ DIS_ Copenhagen
Denmark & Sweden | DIS: Copenhagen

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

England _ CAPA London Study and Intern Abroad
England | CAPA London Study and Intern Abroad

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

France _ Boston University Paris Summer Internship
France | Boston University Paris Summer Internship

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for IOC and MTSP COMM concentration courses

Greece _ College Year in Athens
Greece | College Year in Athens

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Opportunity to learn about intercultural communication, Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Ireland _ Arcadia University_ Dublin (STEM Summer Research)
Ireland | CAPA Dublin Study and Intern Abroad

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Italy _ Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici
Italy | Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici

Program Type: Direct-Enroll

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Australia _ University of Melbourne
Australia | University of Melbourne

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English

Highlighted for: IOC and MTSP concentrations

Denmark _ DIS_ Copenhagen
Denmark | DIS: Copenhagen

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Ecuador _ Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Ecuador | Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English, Spanish

Features: Research

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

England _ CAPA London Study and Intern Abroad

England | CAPA London Study and Intern Abroad

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

England _ Lancaster University
England | Lancaster University

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for IOC and MTSP

England _ University of Sussex
England | University of Sussex

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Greece _ College Year in Athens
Greece | College Year in Athens

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Highlighted for: Opportunity to learn about intercultural communication, Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Ireland _ Arcadia University_ Dublin (STEM Summer Research)

Ireland | CAPA Dublin Study and Intern Abroad

Program Type: Provider

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

Italy _ Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici
Italy | Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici

Program Type: Direct-Enroll

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

New Zealand _ University of Canterbury
New Zealand | University of Canterbury

Program Type: Direct-Enroll

Language: English

Features: Internships available

Highlighted for: IOC and MTSP concentrations

New Zealand _ University of Otago
New Zealand | University of Otago

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

South Korea _ Korea University
South Korea | Korea University

Program Type: Exchange

Language: English

Highlighted for: Excellent location for all COMM concentrations

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Meet Jaeny Yoo

Major/Minor: Biology and Communication Major and Studio Art Minor
Program & Location: Yonsei International Summer School, Seoul, South Korea
Term: Summer 2019

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