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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

The Communication Department offers study abroad options for students during the year:

COMMUNICATIONS IN AMSTERDAM AND BRUSSELS

Students will visit Brussels and Amsterdam to explore the historical international business and communication nature of these cities as well as analyze the cultural, media, and conflict states of the cities. Brussels, being the center of the European Union is great place to visit the EU and lean about the economic advantages and activities occurring in this city every day. Students will also visit media businesses in Amsterdam and will also explore the city’s cutting-edge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and for its importance in the history of Europe and the world. The various meetings and museum visits scheduled will give students a better understanding and outlook on the communication patterns in Europe from both a historical and future perspective.

Course will be taught through a combination of on-site visits and tours, as well as on campus instruction prior to departure and upon return.

This course will have some pre-departure and post-program instruction on-campus, but the majority of the program instruction will occur during spring break.

Courses:
COM 4462
COM 4430
COM 4930
MMC 5932

Price: $1900, including flights

Contact Information:

Raquel Perez at raqperez@fiu.edu

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COMMUNICATION AT SEA

Summer A

The Communication at Sea- Summer 2020- is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad while cruising across the Atlantic Ocean from San Juan to Barcelona. Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in communication and Global Strategic Communication will learn to think in news ways about multicultural communication and branding strategies in the age of social media and digital technologies.

Dates: April 25 to May 8, 2020

Includes flight ticket from Miami to San Juan (Puerto Rico), cruise, all meals, gratuities on board and one night stay in Barcelona. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Courses:
PUR 5406
ADV 4411
MMC 5932
COM 4930
ADV 4323

Contact Information:

Mihaela Plugarasu at mplugara@fiu.edu

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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA IN SPAIN

There is an increasing demand for professional communicators who possess the knowledge and experience to develop and implement an integrated communications program and multimedia storytelling content at the international level in corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations. During our study abroad program students will visit media companies in Madrid and Seville and they will learn to develop an integrated communications plan. Using public relations, advertising, design, journalism, and electronic media skills, students will help create campaigns and multimedia content about local entities in Seville. Our courses will focus on the importance of multidisciplinary teams applying strategic communications principles and storytelling techniques to the specific needs of non-profit clients and small businesses for an American or European audience. We will emphasize differences and similarities between American and European media systems and strategic communication practices.

Location Description: Class instruction begins in Miami for few meetings and then continues in Seville. Once in Spain, we first meet in Madrid and then go on to visit Granada and Cordoba before arriving in Seville, where the majority of class and living will take place. There are also optional trips to Morocco or Portugal during the free weekend.

Courses:
Undergraduate (Students take 3-6 credits)
• COM 3520: Designing Communication Strategies (3 credits)
• MMC 4304: Multicultural Marketing Communications (3 credits)
• MMC 4410: Integrated Strategic Communication Campaigns (3 credits)
• MMC 4905: Independent Study (3 credits)
• MMC 4936: Special Topics (3 credits)
• JOU 3300: Adv News Reporting (3 credits)
• RVT 4320: Electronic News Gathering (3 credits)
• RVT 4323: Long Format Storytelling (3 credits)
• PUR 4106: Advertisement PR Writing (3 credits)
Graduate (Students take 3-6 credits)
• MMC 5932: Special Topics (3 credits)
• MMC 6412: Applied Media Communication Skills (3 credits)
• MMC 6900 : Special Topics (3 credits)

Contact Information
David J. Park, djpark@fiu.edu
Lilliam Martinez-Bustos, Lmartin@fiu.edu

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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION IN TOULOUSE

The International Communication in Toulouse, France will explore intercultural and international communication patterns and practices in a multicultural city with a rich past of cultural integration and academic heritage.

Contact Information:

Maria Ines Marino, mmari006@fiu.edu

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CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS IN ASIA

Summer A: May 18-June 5

This program introduces you to the cultural communication patterns of remote villagers of Laos, the serenity of ancient temples, the beauty of the untouched jungles and rivers; along with the dynamic culture and experience of the international city of Bangkok.

Courses:

  • COM 3410 Cultural Communication Patterns of Asia
  • COM 4930 Special Topics
  • COM 3404 Nonverbal Communication

The cost of the 2 ½ week program is $1,160.  This does not include tuition or the international airfare (currently $900).

Contact Information:

Joann Brown, brownj@fiu.edu

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