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The Human Communication summer study abroad program is one of the most popular faculty-directed programs at ASU. We offer students a unique opportunity to study communication in different cultural contexts while providing them with opportunities to see plays in London’s West End, enjoy the countryside of Ireland, and learn about the castles and kilts of romantic and very cosmopolitan Edinburgh.
London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world.
Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. The largest city in Ireland, Dublin today is the center for education and the arts. Popular attractions Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Factory are some of the landmarks to visit during our stay in Dublin.
A city of stunning architecture and breathtaking views, Edinburgh is the center of Scotland's great culture and fascinating history. Edinburgh Castle is the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the new Scottish Parliament Building is an architectural marvel.
Application and Additional Information
This program is open to all students who have completed COM 100, pending approval by the faculty director.
Students must take a minimum of 6 credits.
All students must enroll in COM 494: British, Irish, Scottish Life and Culture (3 credits), and choose one additional course from the following list:
COM 494: Cultures of Persuasion - Britain and Ireland (3 credits)
COM 452: Communication and the Art of Happiness (3 credits)
Additional information and requirements regarding the program are available through the Study Abroad office. Interested students may apply via this link. Financial aid can be used for study abroad and some scholarships are also available. Please contact Belle Edson for further information or questions.
The National Conflict Resolution Center, in affiliation with The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, offers a Summer Study Abroad program to Rimini, Italy. The summer program is called “Communicate, Negotiate, Mediate” and the curriculum includes conflict theory, business negotiation skills, mediation strategy & practice, and effective communication skills.
Read more about the Summer Institute in Rimini, Italy
The ASU Study Abroad Office (SAO) administers programs in over 55 countries, totaling more than 250 different programs. Students can study abroad during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester or full academic year.
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