The School of Communication’s three-week London program immerses students in the dynamic and cutting edge communication industry in London and in the city’s political, cultural and artistic traditions. Students learn the latest techniques and strategies in digital age communication and how to apply them in briefings and discussions with London professionals at global public relations and advertising companies and at news organizations like the B.B.C., The New York Times and BuzzFeed.
Students take in the cultural, historical and political life of London and work on assignments in the British Museum, the Tate Modern, parliament, at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abby and other iconic institutions. They get briefings at Oxford University and at the adjacent Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. They live in shared apartments with kitchens and get the feel of London as they walk to briefings and meetings, ride the underground and the big red buses, shop for groceries and sample Shepherd’s Pie, bangers and beans and bubble and squeak. They mingle with the diverse, international throngs in Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
Global Journalism in London is part of the six-credit London Summer, Global Communication program at the University of Miami. The program immerses University of Miami students in the dynamic and cutting edge communication industry in London and in the city’s political, cultural and artistic traditions.
Global Public Relations and Advertising in London is a 3-credit course to complement and take place simultaneously with the 3-credit Global Journalism in London. It is taught by Professor Heidi Carr, who teaches public relations writing, message development, media relations and travel and tourism PR for the Strategic Communication Department.
All University of Miami courses abroad must meet a minimum enrollment to remain viable. This minimum enrollment varies and is based on the nature of the program abroad. Be aware that any course abroad may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment for that course. In the event of a cancellation due to low enrollment, program deposits will be returned to students.