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.
- Communications (COMM) 392: Public Relations Study Abroad
- Departmental approval is required. Contact Brittany Sanders for more details.
Eligibility & PrerequisitesThis 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.
HousingDouble or triple occupancy
|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|
#UKPR17 Final Project
Kira Wilson, Winter 2017
PR in London Promotional Video
Brooke Finnicum, Winter 2016
Winter 2018: $3,815
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter Break||2018||10/08/2017 **||Rolling Admission||01/04/2018||01/19/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.