An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place or activity where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
UCF Abroad will not engage in any study abroad activities/trips, including exchange and partner programs, through the Fall 2020 and Spring 2020 semesters for the health and well-being of our students.
By engaging in exchange and partner programs outside of UCF you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
UCF Abroad can facilitate such exchange and partnership programs for Summer 2021; however, students should be made aware that these and other study abroad activities are pending the status of global health conditions.
Earn credit toward your degree while spending a semester in England, Australia, Sweden, Austria, Spain or Germany.
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media encourages students to strengthen their global perspective by studying abroad at one of our partner universities. NSCM has established partnerships with universities that offer a similar curriculum and courses taught in English.
NSCM’s global communication studies efforts are continually under development, expanding opportunities for student learning and faculty development, as well as building connections and relationships with our partners to advance the school’s research objectives.
UCF Abroad outlines information, including how to choose the right program for you, program costs, application process, how to get a passport or visa, and academic policies and procedures.
If you are interested in studying abroad with one of NSCM’s partner universities or another UCF study abroad program, you first must meet with a Nicholson Academic Student Services advisor.
Eligibility requirements for NSC global partner programs include:
- You must be a full-time UCF student, in good standing with UCF (priority is given to fully admitted NSC majors and minors, but space is available to non-majors in some programs).
- You must have attended UCF for at least one full semester (with UCF grades posted) prior to traveling abroad.
- You must have at least one semester left to graduate (not including summer if studying abroad in spring) upon returning from your semester abroad.
- Junior standing (Salzburg College program will admit sophomore students).
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative, UCF and major GPAs.
After your initial eligibility is verified by your NASSC advisor, you must officially apply UCF Abroad by the deadline posted for each semester. The application process is competitive and all applicants are required to submit an essay and provide academic and professional references.
Applicants will be notified of their status approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Selected applicants must meet with their NASSC advisor immediately after accepting the offer of admission to finalize all aspects of the course articulation and enrollment process.
Located in the heart of Europe, Salzburg College offers a full service study abroad opportunity for NSC students. Salzburg, known for many different historic features including the birthplace of Mozart and the “Sound of Music,” is the breathtaking setting for this NSC study abroad partner program. Our partnership with Salzburg College is focused on undergraduate study abroad opportunities. NSC students can study German/Austrian language, several communication courses in English (including international PR, photography, rhetoric, marketing communication, creative communication industries, etc.) as well as literature, culture, history, political science, art history and music history, business, music performance, studio art and photography.
The University of Canberra, also known as UC and Australia’s Capital University, is a university located in the Canberra suburb of Bruce, Australian Capital Territory. The University of Canberra’s Faculty (College) of Art and Design – Communication includes academic programs in communication, journalism, public relations, advertising and media. The faculty (college) also offers online master’s programs and certificates as well as a traditional residential research doctoral program in communication. NSC undergraduate students have the opportunity for different lengths of study within a wide range of communication courses. UC and NSC are working toward faculty exchange and collaboration.
Ilmenau, Germany (Graduate Students Only)
The Ilmenau University of Technology Institute of Media and Communication Science (IfMK) includes the following departments: empirical media research and political communication, media psychology and media design, media management, media studies, public relations and communication of technology, virtual worlds and digital games and communication studies. In addition, IfMK is home to the International Research Group on Crisis Communication (IRGoCC). NSC’s proposed student exchange agreement with TU Ilmenau is focused on graduate student study and collaborative research opportunities for faculty. NSC master’s level graduate students have the opportunity for a wide range of graduate seminars and supervised research opportunities (in English) at Ilmenau. Contact Deanna Sellnow for more information.Application
Segovia (Madrid), Spain
IE University’s beautiful medieval campus is in the city of Segovia, located just 25 minutes from Madrid and its international airport by high-speed train. IE University´s School of Communication offers an extensive list of communication courses including: mass, corporate, crisis and global communication as well as public opinion and political communication, journalistic genres, marketing, public relations, advertising, and radio and TV announcing. NSC students shall have the opportunity for a semester-length study (in English) at IE.
Jönköping (pronounced yon-show-ping) is located on the shore of Lake Vättern, about 90 minutes by car from Gothenburg, and approximately three hours from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University offers four undergraduate programs including teacher education, media and communication sciences, international work and human resource management. NSC undergraduate students have the opportunity to experience a semester-length study (in English) in a wide range of communication, media, professional communication, radio-television and other courses.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Media School at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research and teaching practice. The school recruits excellent students and offers internationally renowned courses such as Media Production, Journalism & Communication, Computer Animation and Corporate & Marketing Communications. Courses combine practical learning techniques with impact-led research fronted by world-leading academics.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with close to 27,000 students (and still growing!). Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognized as an important center of expertise at regional, national and international level.
Universidad de San Jorge, located in Villanueva de Gallego on the outskirts of the city of Zaragoza, was founded in 2005. The university offers comprehensive and inclusive instructional programs, training students individually and socially while offering personalized attention to develop personally, academically and professionally. San Jorge university shares in the ambition to become an international university in which global diversity is perceived as a valuable resource. Universidad San Jorge currently has more than 2100 undergraduate, Masters and PhD students in five different centers: Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Communication and Social Sciences, School of Architecture and Technology, Institute of Humanism and Society, and the Institute of Modern Languages.