Study Abroad

Studying communication outside of the United States gives you a truly intercultural perspective. 

Communication studies students can choose from a variety of study abroad programs, including Towson University programs, exchanges and affiliate programs. The cost to participate varies from program to program, as do the services included. Federal financial aid can be used and Study Abroad scholarships are also available.

Communication studies faculty-led programs include:

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Identity, Expression, and Social Action in Scotland

Study abroad in Scotland in minimester 2022. Explore the intersection of culture and identity among diverse yet intertwined populations through the analysis of historic, political, artistic, and personal expression texts.

Special emphasis is given to Scotland’s path toward devolution, the Scottish Referendum on Independence, and the impact of Brexit on Scottish political thought and national identity. The application deadline is October 15. For more information, contact program director Professor Cynthia Cooper () or visit the TU Study Abroad website.  

Social Permissiveness in Amsterdam: Perspectives on Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Immerse yourself in a culture which prides itself in social-political constructions like "acceptance" and "tolerance." Explore race, gender, class, and sexuality within a Dutch context as you cruise the canals of Amsterdam. Program highlights include a visit to the Anne Frank Huis, the Keukenhof Gardens, the Rijksmuseum, and the Black Archives.
The application deadline is March 15 for this Summer 2022 Study Abroad program. For more information, contact Professor Michaela Frischherz () or visit the TU Study Abroad website.

Want to get away for longer? Try a full summer or semester in Italy!

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TU in Italy with LdM

At Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), you can choose from more than 30 TU-approved courses to fulfill communication studies major requirements. Located in the historic city center of Florence, LdM offers unique experiences inside and outside the classroom – perfect for students who are curious about Italy’s rich history, world-famous art, cultural landmarks, and culinary traditions. Program highlights include gallery and museum visits, internship opportunities, 24/7 emergency services, student clubs and activities, weekend excursions around Italy, and free cooking lessons with LdM’s expert Italian chefs!

For more information, contact Ms. Ogonna Owu () or visit the TU in Italy program page.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Want to study abroad but don’t have the financial resources? Find out how you can fund your study abroad trip.