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Study Abroad Programs

The department of communication runs a study abroad program every summer.  While the courses, locations, and faculty change from year to year, each program is carefully developed to provide students with the most educationally meaningful and culturally embedded experience possible.  Our program is taught by UD communication faculty and the courses you take are UD courses.  While the program is open to non-communication students as well, we carefully choose courses that will benefit multiple communication concentrations for each program in order to make this experience relevant to all of our majors. 

In addition to educational experience, study abroad also offers professional development opportunities.  Some of our programs include internships or opportunities to work with and learn from UD alumni who have been successful in their field.  Other programs include professional site visits and lectures from industry professionals. 

In addition to the scholarships offered by the Center for International Programs, the department of communication offers additional scholarship opportunities for communication majors studying on the department program.  The Maureen M. Pater Award,  the Don Yoder Scholarship, and the Phil Harwood Scholarship are each awarded annually based on the applicant pool and vary in amount from $250 - $3,000.  Full details for applying to these scholarships will be present on the application page for the current year's program or contact the department of communication main office. 

Due to the public health measures the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), summer 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled, as we strive to protect the health of our community. For more information, visit


Sydney Program
This program is a six-week comprehensive learning, interning and living experience in Sydney Australia.  It is designed to provide students with both a study abroad and an internship experience in a single program.
Rome and Prague Program
This program begins with 10 days in Prague followed by 3 weeks in Rome, offering engaging coursework in intercultural communication, video production, and international public relations while studying in two of Europe's most vibrant and popular cities.
London Program
The London program is aimed at students who want to apply themselves to the study of communication in the British context.  The program is primarily targeted toward communication majors, but will likely also serve international studies majors and international business majors.

Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410