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Study Abroad

Updated March 6, 2020: Due to the continuing worldwide situation with COVID-19, LSU has made the decision to cancel all outgoing and incoming international exchanges for Fall 2020. For more information, visit the LSU Academic Programs Abroad website.

Study Mass Communication Abroad

Study abroad programs are the perfect catalyst for individual growth. Studies also show that students who study abroad have higher graduation rates and higher GPA's than those who do not. Students who participate in our programs have a great opportunity to increase their self-reliance and confidence. Despite a wide range of classroom courses on-campus, LSU doesn't offer everything. An exchange at a foreign or domestic university allows for experiential learning that you just can't get on our Baton Rouge campus. Additionally, LSU students repeatedly have made lifelong friends worldwide while participating in study abroad programs and exchanges. Not only do these friends offer new perspectives on life, but often offer an attractive place to stay/visit when traveling in the future: lifelong travel buddies!

The Manship School offers its students various programs to study mass communication abroad. Financial aid is available for students seeking assistance through the Manship School's scholarships and LSU's Academics Programs Abroad's scholarships.

 

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Media & Politics in Europe

The Media & Politics in Europe program allows students to see all the major sites in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and Prague (with an exciting side trip to Bayeux and the beaches of Normandy). Students will taste the wonderful cuisines of the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic. 

During their time in each country, students will examine strategies used by the governments, political parties, political consultants and activists to influence the news media. They will visit and learn about the role of mainstream and non-mainstream media outlets in these countries.

The program features two courses: 

  • MC 4103: Comparative Media Systems
  • MC 4090: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility (a required course in the Manship School)

To apply for the program or learn more about costs and payment of fees, visit the course brochure on the LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad website or email Bob Mann at bobmann@lsu.edu

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LSU in D.C.

The LSU in D.C. summer program offers a glimpse at the political culture of the nation's capital and a behind-the-scenes look at media and mass communication in Washington, D.C.

The four-week program features guest speaker presentations from important professionals and LSU alumni working in politics, journalism, public relations and advertising. The program also includes fieldtrips to Capital Hill, the Supreme Court, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, the Newseum and the Smithsonian.

Students take six hours of course credit:

  • MC 4090: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility (a required course in the Manship School)
  • MC 4971: Media & Politics in the Nation's Capital

To apply for the program or learn more about costs and payment of fees, visit the course brochure on the LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad website or email Martina Santia at msanti4@lsu.edu.    

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LSU at Cannes

This program will immerse students in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the largest global gathering of professionals working in advertising and related fields. The five-day festival in June, incorporating the awarding of the Lions awards, is held yearly at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. Around 11,000 registered delegates from 90 countries visit the Festival to celebrate the best of creativity in brand communication, discuss industry issues and network with one another. 

The passes student's receive to the Festival entitles them to access the cabanas and beach events set up by companies, such as YouTube, Spotify, Havas, IPG, Girls Lounge, Facebook, Oracle, Twitter, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Haymarket, Open X, the United Nations, NBC Universal, Unilever and Hulu.

Students take one course during this program:

  • MC 4971: International Advertising Cases

To apply for the program or learn more about costs and payment of fees, visit the course brochure on the LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad website or email Lance Porter at lporter@lsu.edu

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LSU in Salzburg

The LSU in Salzburg summer program is a faculty-led study-abroad course offered through LSU, in coordination with the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international center based in Austria that seeks to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.

Students will explore how digital media technologies shape civic engagement, activism, and innovation in a global media age. Working with students from many different universities, LSU students will build digital stories, business plans, and content that helps provide innovative insights into the role of media, technology and activism in changing societies across borders, cultures and divides.

Students take one course during this program:

  • MC 4971: Special Topics in Media Literacy and Journalism

To apply for the program or learn more about costs and payment of fees, visit the course brochure on the LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad website.

 

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