Take your interdisciplinary major in Communication Studies to a new level by enrolling in one of SMC’s Study Away programs. You’ll come back prepared to immerse yourself in a career in a wide variety of fields. In order to foster intellectual exchange, studying abroad is also open to qualified students from other universities and colleges.

Dublin

Dublin is an emerging, multicultural metropolis that serves as an incubator for artistic and multimedia innovation. Spend a semester immersed in an Irish institution, taking courses with Irish and other international students. During the summer program, you’ll encounter the “old” and the “new” Dublins as you examine how a distinctive national identity emerged from Ireland’s literature and a long-fought political revolution.

London

London is a rich cultural and intellectual hub for students of mass media and communication. Approximately 20 to 40 students attend SMC’s London program each semester and are led by an SMC faculty member. You can participate in internships during either the fall or spring semester at film and video production houses, magazines, public relations and advertising agencies, and websites. You can also take a six-week course, led by a Temple faculty member, that focuses on a different theme each year.

A view of Parliament and the Thames.

New York City

Regarded as North America’s only truly global city, New York City is unparalleled in its richness of art, culture and history. This summer program provides an in-depth look at communities and urban identities. Examine new cultures, explore art and architecture, learn about New York’s lauded intellectual heritage, and understand the history of one of the oldest cities in the U.S. You’ll take two courses on those topics and have the option to take an additional course, for variable credit, as a self-directed independent study or internship. On Saturdays you can explore New York throughout the summer, and should expect to spend at least one additional day there completing your course assignments. You can also opt to study away in New York as a commuter. 

Pedestrians walking over the Brooklyn Bridge.

South Africa

Studying in South Africa will expose you not only to a richly diverse learning experience, but also to a fascinating culture spanning everything from bustling urban districts and cosmopolitan dining and shopping centers, to stunning vistas marked by breathtaking natural beauty and abundant wildlife. During the summer program, you can combine adventure and academics with immersion into aspects of that country that most South Africans never experience. This unique study away program offers you the opportunity to produce journalistic and documentary narratives or a body of photographic work or research that focuses on South Africa.

Global Internship Program

The Global Internship Program can provide you with both academic and professional work experience in your chosen field of study. Each summer, students spend approximately three weeks in May on Temple’s Main Campus completing Intercultural Communication in the Workplace before departing for full-time internships in major cities throughout the world, including Barcelona; Boston; Chicago; Dublin; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Paris; and Washington, D.C.