Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Faculty-Led Program: COMM 278 in England (2020)

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This intensive two-week course explores how public relations is defined and practiced in an era of globalization. As more companies become multinational and as public issues grow worldwide in focus, communication professionals work in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will learn how to navigate this new landscape through intensive classes, discussion of real-world cases, guest speakers and field trips to communication agencies, corporations, cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. The course will help prepare students for careers in public relations and advertising, communication, marketing, business, global and international studies and related fields.

London is the perfect setting for the course because it is home to the European headquarters of one third of the world’s largest companies and an international public relations hub. It’s an excellent place to study the roles of international public relations in supporting global brands, raising awareness of worldwide issues, managing crises and burnishing organizational reputations.

This faculty-led study abroad program is part of COMM 278 International Public Relations, taught by Cheryl McPhilimy and Asst. Dean Lauren Sanchez

Click to view the COMM 278 program flyer. Click here for the COMM_278_Syllabus_2020, which includes details on planned activities.

After you have completed the OIP application for this program and been accepted, you will be registered in this course by OIP. You don't need to self-register for this course.


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Paid to Loyola
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Fee $2,610 paid to LOCUS
Office of International Programs Administrative Fee $100 paid to Loyola Study Abroad Online Application
Loyola University Chicago tuition Click for current Loyola tuition paid to LOCUS


Not Paid to Loyola
Airfare $900 (estimated) you pay directly to airline; do not buy your ticket until we notify you to do so.
Incidental expenses and additional meals $800 (estimated) take with you abroad

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You will stay with the group in dorms at the University of London's Bloomsbury campus. Rooms are singles, with shared baths, and feature free wifi. The campus also has 24-hour security.


Term Summer
Year 2020
Application Deadline Click here for deadlines
Decision Date Rolling admission
Start Date  07/05/2020
End Date 07/18/2020


For more information, contact:

Cheryl McPhilimy
School of Communication


Lauren Sanchez, MEd
Assistant Dean
School of Communication