Communication majors seek to understand and study all the processes in which individuals, organizations, and the public communicate. What better way to examine this than by studying abroad? Studying abroad can be helpful and rewarding to a communication major in several ways. Students studying abroad will be able to observe and participate in non-verbal communication, giving the student a better understanding of this process. Majors could also communicate in a different language, creating the chance to learn aspects of communication that are different across cultures. Studying abroad gives the student an opportunity to observe cultural interactions and become better communicators.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

Semester in London - Fall, Spring, Summer

Covering the 2024 National Conventions: Milwaukee and Chicago - Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland - Summer

JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry - Summer

JMU Internship in Guatemala - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

Yonsei University (South Korea) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

Hiroshima University (Japan) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

Malmö University (Sweden) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

University of Leicester (UK) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs


Other Related JMU Programs

Communication majors that have minors in Foreign Languages will also find several programs geared towards language acquisition.

Semester in Salamanca - Fall, Spring, Summer

Semester in Florence - Fall, Spring, Summer

JMU in Kyoto and Toyko - Summer

Culture of the Japanese Alps - Summer

JMU in Argentina - Summer

Multimedia Storytelling In Urbino Italy - Summer

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