Communication studies is excited to highlight the growing international focus of our department and the expansion of our study abroad opportunities. This past summer, both undergraduate and graduate students were able to experience intercultural communication firsthand as they traveled to Japan, France, and Spain. Dr. Soo-Hye Han and Dr. Soumia Bardhan led students on different trips where they encountered new cultures, studied regional history and politics, engaged with local people, and asked questions about the role of communication in an interconnected world.
A communication studies sophomore, Miranda Moore, also participated in a Fulbright Summer Institute in London this year. Her acceptance into this prestigious program emphasizes the varied opportunities, both local and international, that are available to COMM students. Our commitment to high impact learning experiences allows students to actively use their communication skills and put concepts into use in real world situations. We hope to continue to grow our study abroad programs and encourage all our majors to participate in them and seek out other international opportunities.
Communication studies and political science sophomore Miranda Moore traveled to London this summer to take part in a Fulbright Summer Institute. She studied children’s literature at King’s College as part of the three week experience. Fulbright Summer Institutes offer undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic courses at different universities in the United Kingdom for three to six weeks. Continue reading “COMM Studies Sophomore Participates in Fulbright Summer Institute”
This summer, six communication studies graduate and undergraduate students spent two weeks in Japan as part of their Intercultural Communication class under the guidance of Dr. Soo-Hye Han. Through this trip, students were able to learn about Japan, experience the culture first hand, and practice intercultural communication in real-world situations. Continue reading “COMM Students Study Abroad in Japan”
Dr. Soumia Bardhan took both graduate and undergraduate communication studies students to France and Spain this summer as part of an intercultural communication seminar. This study abroad experience examined intercultural communication through the lens of French and Spanish culture and history, as well as exploring topics in art and architecture, immigration, religion, politics, and Islam in Europe. Continue reading “Intercultural Communication in France and Spain”