Education Abroad for

Communication Majors

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Globalize Your Education

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!

You can Afford to Study Abroad!

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.

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Short-Term Study Abroad in Germany, Summer 2021

Sports, Culture and the Media

Utilize Berlin as your classroom and examine how sports reflect contemporary society on various issues. Earn 4 credits toward your Communication Major or Minor over 2 weeks. 

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. 

Internships Abroad:

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. 

AFRICA

ASIA

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA

MIDDLE EAST

OCEANIA

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here to search through the complete list of PSU Education Abroad options. 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

Upcoming events

Studying Abroad with USAC as a First Generation Student

If you are a first-generation student considering studying abroad, this…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-17 10:30:00 2021-06-17 11:30:00 Studying Abroad with USAC as a First Generation Student If you are a first-generation student considering studying abroad, this session is for you! We’ll talk about some of the common scenarios first generation students face, and how to equip ourselves with tools and the resources to be successful when studying abroad. Katelyn Armbruster will lead this session, a first-generation college student herself, with tips, tricks, and answers to any of your questions about the experience of being a first generation student abroad. https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfumoqjgtHNMOuZt_kQdLVWLvoPh-mX…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Drop-In Advising with USAC!

Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-22 14:00:00 2021-06-22 16:00:00 Drop-In Advising with USAC! Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor without spending a fortune? Come chat with the USAC representative (Johanna Moxley) who works closely with Portland State University. She will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad with USAC!   https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-GtqDsqHNSA2lcLDm9BEpadrEl4Dv… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Best Programs for STEM Majors

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Add to my Calendar 2021-06-24 12:00:00 2021-06-24 13:00:00 Best Programs for STEM Majors Join this session to discover all of the USAC programs available to STEM majors! We'll cover all possible programs and highlight some unique options as well. University staff, faculty, and students welcome to attend! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuiprj0tGNfm09jrXfy1y8xDzIEebc…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Making Study Abroad Affordable with USAC

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Add to my Calendar 2021-06-30 15:00:00 2021-06-30 16:00:00 Making Study Abroad Affordable with USAC Learn more about scholarships, financial aid, and other ways to make study abroad affordable for you! USAC is a PSU-approved study abroad organization that offers programs that allow you to earn credit towards your major and/or minor.  https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-6vqDMtEtSC92UDEMx-NlMd3MjPH7…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public