Education Abroad for Communication Majors

Two-Week Program in Summer 2020
for Comm Majors & Minors:

Sports, Culture, and the Media in Berlin 


Communication majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your COMM major through the first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help you to understand the discipline of communication more deeply, and to cultivate critical reasoning and writing skills through a global lens.

Review the resources here to first explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then, connect with your Communication Undergraduate Advisor and your Education Abroad advisor to ensure you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel!

“I HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL [ABROAD], ...I have been given several scripts to read and give feedback on...and I have sat in on meetings with directors and writers. These experiences have taught me a lot and have prepared me for creating work beyond college."

- Theresa Pitscitelli (Comm Major)


Can I Afford to Study Abroad? 

Yes, you can!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

When Should I Study Abroad?

Fall: Requires some additional planning, but students are highly encouraged to complete the Reporting Live! Capstone in the fall and earn their required 6 capstone credits!

Winter: Very difficult time to study abroad for COMM majors

Spring: Very difficult time to study abroad for COMM majors

Summer: Best time to study abroad for COMM majors!

Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for COMM Majors?

The programs below not only offer a wide variety of communication courses, but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, certificate, or communication elective credit. Students cannot earn COMM core credits abroad. 

Remember, communication majors need 44 credits of electives within the Department of Communication. The programs listed below are excellent choices to fulfill this requirement. Review the Communication Major Requirements here. 


COMM students are highly encouraged to participate in international internships and apply 4 credits towards their COMM degree. Internships vary from a few hours a week paired with COMM coursework, to full-time internships awarding 12 upper division elective credits. 


 Ready to Get Started?

1. Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session.
2. Meet with an Ed Abroad Advisor.

3. Meet with your Communication Advisor to make sure you know your academic plan.







PDF iconClick here to downloadthe Education Abroad for Communication Majors advising sheet. 








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