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Siena, Italy (Public Relations)

UTK Public Relations in Siena, Italy. Led by Candace White, this program will be offered in the first session of summer 2022. Students will earn three hours in Public Relations 490 (International Public Relations). The program is from June 4 – July 4, 2022. The application deadline is Feb. 17, 2022.

Valencia, Spain. (CCI)

UTK CCI in Valencia, Spain. Led by Joy Jenkins students will earn 12 credit hours. Program dates are January 20-April 20, 2022.

Rome, Italy (Advertising)

UTK Advertising in Rome Led by Eric Haley, students will earn three hours of credit in Advertising 480 (Advertising Issues) during mini-term. The program will be held May 20 – June 8, 2022 and the application deadline is Feb. 1, 2022.

Prague, Czech Republic (Journalism and Electronic Media)

UTK Going on Assignment in Prague. Mark Harmon and Barbara Kaye will lead this investigative journalism project July 9 – Aug. 7, 2022. Students receive six credit hours while gaining immersive journalism experience and hands-on training. The application deadline is Feb. 17, 2022.

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Life Abroad

Studying or interning abroad experience for a CCI student means:

  • Understanding the field of communications from an international perspective
  • Expanding your career opportunities
  • Advancing your cross-cultural and problem solving skills
  • Improving foreign language abilities
  • Fulfilling major, minor and general education requirements
  • Developing a Global Professional Network

Experiences like this may change your life and enhance your career options in many ways. With today’s increasingly interdependent world, the significant cross-cultural experience is often what employers and graduate schools seek.

Academic Planning for Study Abroad in Communication and Information

Communication and information students can study abroad at any time once they have completed at least two semesters at UT. Transfer students may study abroad after completing one semester at UT. Students should meet with their major advisor in Communication and Information as early as possible to plan for the most academically useful experience abroad.

Participate in Field Study/Internship and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Participate in an internship to further immerse yourself in the culture and community of your study abroad program. Check with Career Services about the Intern in Ireland program which is aimed directly at Communication and Information majors. Experiential learning abroad programs can often be structured to fulfill major requirements if you think creatively and plan in advance with a communications advisor. Examples include incorporating your experience into a major project, honors thesis, or independent study course.