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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotel
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Prerequisite: Yes Type of Program: Faculty-led
Area of Study: Communication Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
International PR in London

Global Public Relations in London

Study abroad in England over Winter Break:  The dynamic field of public relations has reached a global level, crossing social, cultural, and political borders. In this program, students will be granted unique access to world leaders in PR agencies, news media, corporate communication, public affairs and public information. In this two-week, fast track program, students will hear from senior management executives on how they meet the challenges of global PR in today’s social mediated, participatory environment.  Site visits will include several of the world’s leading public relations agencies, the British Broadcasting Corporation, a government public affairs office, the Churchill War Rooms Museum, an international corporate communication department, and an international nonprofit association.

Program Details

Credits offered:

  • Communications (COMM) 392: Public Relations Study Abroad

Eligibility & Prerequisites 

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University.  Undergraduate students must have completed 60 credit hours by the start of the program. Six credits out of the 60 hour total (two courses) must be COMM courses. One of the COMM courses must include either COMM 204, COMM 330 or special permission of the Academic Director.
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Double or triple occupancy

Program Itinerary*

Day 1     Students arrive in London; Welcome dinner
Day 2 Hop On/Off Bus Tour of London
Day 3 Orientation; Class
Day 4 Class; Trip to Windsor Castle
Day 5 Site visit to Ketchum; Class
Day 6 BBC Tour; Site visit to the Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy; Evening Theatre Performance (War Horse)
Day 7 Site visits to Edelman and Northrop Grumman
Day 8-9       Free Days
Day 10      Class; Site Visit 
Day 11 Site visits to Bell-Pottinger and Internet.Org
Day 12 Site visits to Hill and Knowlton (H&K Strategies) and the London Telegraph
Day 13 Day trip to Oxford
Day 14 Class; Farewell dinner
Day 15 Students depart London
*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed.


#UKPR17 Final Project

Kira Wilson, Winter 2017

PR in London Promotional Video

Brooke Finnicum, Winter 2016


Program Cost

Winter 2018: $3,815

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Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey
Laura Scobey

Academic Director

Suzanne Mims
Suzanne Lowery Mims
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.