Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

London, England (COMM 278)


Faculty Led Summer Program

COMM 278 International Public Relations

Program Description

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.

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Dr. David Kamerer

Associate Professor

School of Communication


COMM 278: International Public Relations.

This course fulfills the following credits:

  • Elective for Advertising/Public Relations Majors
  • Elective for International Studies Majors and Minors

Students who successfully complete the course will receive three credit hours. No prerequisites are required.


Students will stay in single rooms (with shared baths) in modern dorms at the University of London, which is in the Bloomsbury area of London. The rooms have free wifi. The campus has 24-hour security. Click here for more information. 


July 7-20, 2018

Program Costs

Program Fee: $1,500

Tuition: $2,310 (Graduate students will pay graduate tuition rate)

Total Program Cost: $3,810

Program fee includes: housing, breakfast daily, welcome dinner and farewell dinner, and international health insurance

Total Program Costs does not include:

  • $100 OIP non-refundable application fee
  • Round-trip airfare to London (approximately $800)
  • Transportation to/from London airport and campus and public transportation within London
  • Personal spending money
  • Other meals

Application Process

Space is limited—apply today!

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

For more information, contact the Office for International Programs at studyabroad@luc.edu or 773.508.3899; or contact Dr. David Kamerer at dkamerer@luc.edu.

The application deadline is March 15, 2018.