The Department of Communication and Journalism advises all students to engage in international educational experiences. Educational international experiences may include short visits to other countries, internships and service learning overseas, and study abroad opportunities.
Why study abroad?
A key factor in careers is global leadership in commerce and trade, education, cultural exchange, diplomacy, and political, religious and social pursuits. Study Abroad is a broadening experience that helps us to remember and that the world is bigger than Texas! Abroad experiences also enhance career options and develop marketable skills including:
- International and intercultural communication skills with clients and partners
- Foreign language proficiency
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Comfort with travel
- Navigating new environments
Where to study abroad?
The University features several styles of study abroad experiences. These include faculty-led programs, reciprocal exchange programs, and direct enrollment programs. Academic Advisors can help you determine the right option for you. The Texas A&M University Education Abroad Office lists hundreds of programs in locations all over the world that are great options for Communication, Telecommunication Media Studies, and Journalism Studies students.
Faculty-led programs highlight a particular region or area of study and draw upon the unique skills and insights of faculty members. Texas A&M faculty oversee every aspect of these programs.
- Ireland Political Communication: Faculty-led program to Galway and Dublin, Ireland in Summer
- Rhetoric in the Italian Renaissance: Faculty-led program to Florence, Italy, in Winter for the 1st two weeks in January.
- Communicating Sustainabilty in a Diverse World: Faculty-led international fieldtrip to Costa Rica over Spring Break.
See the Study Abroad website for other Faculty-Led programs open to COMM, TCMS, and JOUR majors.
RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS (REEP)
Texas A&M maintains a diverse global network of institutions who “exchange” students each semester. Texas A&M students pay only their Texas A&M tuition and fees, enroll directly in the foreign institution, and do not pay any tuition or fees to the host university (with the exception of local housing/boarding costs.) The costs of these programs are among the lowest of study abroad options. In many cases, courses are taught in English, but in others, foreign language proficiency is required. The Department of Communication features a REEP to Barcelona, Spain.
- Barcelona Oliba Abat: Reciprocal Exchange program to this media-oriented school in an ocean-side destination.
A partial list of additional Communication and Media related REEP opportunities include:
- National University of Singapore
- University of Adelaide (Australia)
- Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
- University of Nottingham (UK)
See the Study Abroad website for additional REEPs open to COMM and TCMS majors.
DEPARTMENT SUPERVISED DIRECT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS
The Department of Communication and Journalism has developed a network of global universities with strong communication programs, and our faculty have personal ties with these institutions. Students can enroll directly in these overseas institutions, and be assured that their courses will be accepted by Texas A&M as fulfilling departmental requirements. Tuition and other fees are payable to the host institution. These programs will normally require a stay of a semester abroad, and the course content is offered in English.
- Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
- Copenhagen School of Business (Denmark)
- Texas A&M Qatar/Northwestern University (Qatar)
- London School of Economics (UK)
- Tsinghua University, School of International Communication (China)
See the Study Abroad website for additional Study Abroad programs open to COMM and TCMS majors.
How do you get started?
Contact the Education Abroad Office.