Study Abroad Programs 

Cultural Communications in the Arabian Peninsula

Program Description

Dates: December 11- December 22

Dubai is a seamless melting pot of Western, Eastern, and Islamic culture. Located between Africa, Europe, and Asia, this exciting city combines high technological development with traditional religious ways of living. Dubai is an oasis of cultural mixtures and rapidly evolved from a trading center into an enormous metropolis.

This multi-disciplinary program is designed to immerse students thoroughly in the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates. With site visits in Dubai and the surrounding Emirates, students are introduced to the international business communication, cultural communication, and conflict and communication. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about the historical, political, social, cultural, geographical, environmental language of the county. This trip to Dubai will allow students to explore some of the most spectacular architectural sites in the world as well as an up and coming bustling metropolis.

During our 11 day trip in the United Arab Emeritus (December 11- December 22) we will visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Muscat (all via a cruise with different stops), where we will visit cultural sites and a variety of business companies. We will also have cultural visits and outings as part of the program.  The itinerary is attached.

We will be staying in air conditioned hotels and on a cruise, with students sharing rooms (2-3 persons per room).  Some assignments will be due during the trip and others will be submitted via Blackboard.

Courses & Credits
In our program, you will be able to take:
COM 4430 International Business Communication
COM 4462 Conflict Resolution
COM 4930 Special topics in Communication
(More information on each course here)

Please go to to register.  Click here for payment plan information.  Applications will be accepted until we reach program capacity, so act soon.

Cultural Communications in Thailand 

Program Description

Dates: May 15-29, 2018

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to earn up to 9 credits in summer A 2018 while visiting Thailand (three different regions Chiang Mai in north, Koh Samui island, and Bangkok) on a study abroad program. There is also an additional optional trip to Beijing China for 5 days.

You can find the itinerary HERE (all are photos we took last year during our visit) of the Thai program where you will see a detailed itinerary of the planned daily activities. You can also find the Beijing optional trip itinerary HERE.

Due to the amazing price of the Thailand program ($1575 for 2 1/2 weeks at deluxe hotels with breakfast and lunch included) space in the program is limited. The Beijing trip is an additional $550 for 5 days—see itinerary.

Courses & Credits
COM 3501 – Power of Language (3 credits)
COM 3410 – Cultural Patterns of Asia (3 credits)
COM 3404 – Nonverbal Communications (3 credits)

To confirm your seat or inquire about more information please email Professor Brown at

Communication at Sea

Program Description

Location Description:  Carnival Horizon with port stops in Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar, UK; Lisbon, Portugal; Vigo, Spain; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Housing : Carnival Horizon

Cost (included and not included): $ 1,672.76 / student ( includes: housing, all meals on ship, hotel night stay in Barcelona). Costs NOT INCLUDED are: $175 Study Abroad fee; round trip airfare fees;  activities on shore.

Courses & Credits                                                          
ADV 4323- Strategic Branding and Social Media ( 3 credits)
COM 4930/MMC 5640- Special Topics ( 3 credits /each)
COM 3520- Designing Communication Strategies ( 3 credits)
MMC 5640 -Special Topics – Graduate ( 3 credits)
MMC 6950- Mass Communication Professional Project (3 Credits)

To inquire about more information please email Professor Mihaela Plugarasu at

Communication+Media in Spain

Program Description

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 will begin in Miami and will continue in Seville. The first meeting point will be in Madrid. As a group, we will visit Cordoba and then we’ll travel to Seville, where class and living will take place.

Housing: Students will share rooms in modest apartments with kitchen and washing facilities in the centrally located Santa Cruz neighborhood. It is five minutes walking distance from the historic Seville City Hall, the Giralda, and the Seville Cathedral, which is the largest Catholic cathedral in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome. Classes are easily accessible by bus or a 15 minute walk.

Courses & Credits

MMC 4936 : Special Topics
MMC 4410:Integrated Strategic Communication Campaigns
MMC 4304: Multicultural Marketing Communications
MMC 4905: Independent Study
JOU 3300: Adv News Reporting

MMC 5932: Special Topics
MMC 6900: Independent Study

Contact Information:
David J. Park: