Study Abroad

Read more about College of Charleston communication students studying abroad here.

You may want to consider completing some of your Elective, General Education, or Communication coursework through a study abroad program.  The Department of Communication leads the school of Humanities and Social Sciences in the number of students who have taken courses in other countries.  Most report the experience as memorable, intellectual stimulating, and often life-changing.  If studying abroad sounds interesting to you, begin planning early in your College career with your advisor and the staff at the Center for International Education.

Remember, regardless of whether you plan to study abroad with a College exchange program or an independent program at another school, you must first obtain pre-approval for the courses that you want to take. Provide the relevant department chair or associate chair with catalog descriptions of the courses you would like to transfer to the College. This will allow the chair to determine whether the courses are equivalent to ones at the College. You will also need to obtain and complete the Coursework Elsewhere Form from the Center for International Education. If you wish to study abroad during your senior year, realize that there are important limitations and rules that you need to be aware of.  For example, under certain circumstances you can petition to have 7 of your last 37 hours taken elsewhere (see the Coursework Elsewhere during Senior Year Petition on the Forms page maintained by the Registrar's Office)

Additional resources for studying abroad:

Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities:

*Due to COVID-19, all study abroad opportunities through the College of Charleston have been canceled through Spring 2021: see more information via CofC's Center for International Education.*

Dublin, Ireland - June 2-29, 2021
  • Program Directors: Dr. Joe Kelly, Dr. John Bruns, Dr. Celeste Lacroix, Dr. Rich Bodek, Alexis Carrico, Jeremy Clement
  • Cost: $4,043
  • Apply Here
  • More Program Information | Program Postcard
  • The Ireland summer program is a multi-disciplinary program in which students take 2 courses from a variety of offerings, including COMM 336, as well as other courses that will count for Gen Ed Humanities. Fieldtrips in Dublin, and overnight trips to Belfast and to breathtaking Connemara, on Ireland’s rugged west coast.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Barcelona, Spain - June 4-July 2, 2021
Trujillo, Spain - Fall Semester 2021
  • Program Directors: Dr. Celeste Lacroix, Dr. Susan Farrell, Dr. Joe Kelly
  • Cost: $6,700
  • Apply Here
  • More Program Information | Program Website
  • Spend fall semester studying Communication in SPAIN! Based in magical Trujillo, home to one of Spain’s most famous medieval small towns, this program offers students weekly day trips and three overnight trips, including to Madrid, Granada, Sevilla and to Lisbon. Students have three-day weekends and a fall break to travel throughout Spain and Europe. Classes – including COMM 336, COMM 410 and the Capstone, as well as English/Humanities and SPAN 328 – are taught in lovely former convent known as La Coria. The true highlight of this program, though, is the opportunity to live with host families and experience Spanish daily life firsthand. Former students will tell you – this is a life-changing program! Check out the video below.
  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2021

(Video credit: COMM major Hannah Chateauneuf '20)