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.