Study Abroad

The University of Arizona offers opportunities to undergraduate and graduate/professional students to study abroad in more than 60 countries.  Currently, the Department of Communication works very closely with the program in Orvieto, Italy where Communication students can complete core units and earn several upper division units in one semester abroad.  Additionally, undergraduate students may choose to attain a Certificate in International and Intercultural Communication, which focuses on a range of theories and research in the area as well as engaging in communication in an intercultural or international setting. 

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Orvieto, Italy

Arizona in Italy (Orvieto) is a UA Faculty led program with courses available in Communication, Classics, Archaeology, Italian, Art, Art History, Latin, Psychology, Sociology, English, Architecture and Journalism. Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Classes are direct UA credit and can satisfy the foreign language requirement as well as Tier II general education credits. COMM classes are taught in English; Italian language classes are taught in Italian.

Summer 2016 (students can take up to two COMM courses):

  • COMM 311: Communication Technology Theory
  • COMM 405: Mass Communication and Children
  • COMM 413: Communication and Gender
  • COMM 496z: Topics in Communication (Film and Propaganda)

Fall 2016 (students can take up to three COMM courses):

  • COMM 313: Communication and Public Relations
  • COMM 411: Communication and Conflict Management
  • COMM 417A: Relational Communication: In Close Relationships

Arizona in Italy homepage:
For more information on Orvieto: or call (520) 626-9211

Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Located only 35km northeast of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares has a student population of 17,000 and offers theaters, shopping, concerts, and an active nightlife. Courses include upper-level Spanish and three Communication classes. Classes are direct UA credit, but taught by faculty at the Instituto Franklin located in Alcalá. COMM classes are taught in English; Spanish classes are taught in Spanish. Study on this program and you will be in the same place that Spanish literary heroes Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Nebrija, Juan de la Cruz, and Quevedo studied and taught.
Fall 2016 (students can take up to three COMM courses)

  • COMM 117: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 369A: Health Communication
  • ​COMM 415: Nonverbal Communication

Arizona in Alcalá de Henares homepage:
Universidad de Alcalá Youtube Account:
For more information on Alcalá de Henares: Katie Van Wyk, Study Abroad Coordinator, (520) 621-9403

Shanghai, China

COMM courses taught in English. Additional courses in Global Studies, East Asian Studies, and Nutritional Sciences available. All courses are direct UA credit.

Spring 2016 (students can take up to three COMM courses):

  • COMM 301: Survey of Mass Communication
  • COMM 311: Communication Technology Theory
  • COMM 339: Media, Communication, and Race
  • COMM 496z: Topics in Communication

Study Abroad in Shanghai, China with CEA webpage:

For more information on Shanghai: Donella Ly, Study Abroad Coordinator, or (520) 621-0785


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