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SIUE Faculty Led Program: Munich & Budapest
Budapest, Hungary; Munich, Germany
Program Terms: Summer - faculty led
Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Speech Communication
Program Description:

International Public Relations: Munich, Germany & Budapest, Hungary

BudapestThis faculty-led study abroad program will give students the opportunity to experience first-hand public relations and communication management in a Western European setting (Munich, Germany) and an Eastern European setting (Budapest, Hungary). The program will also give students the chance to be immersed in the cultures of these two countries.

The program will involve three weeks abroad, approximately a week and a half per country. It will include exchanges with faculty and students at local universities, as well as visits to organizations with demonstrated excellence in strategic communication (public institutions, country-based communication firms, and local headquarters of international communication agencies), in Munich and Budapest. It will also include visits to historical and cultural sites.

This program is suited for undergraduate (junior and senior) and graduate students with an interest in public relations and communication management. The program is led by Dr. Sorin Nastasia of the SIUE Department of Speech Communication, who has extensive research and professional experience in public relations and communication management in European settings.


All students participating in this program will enroll in SPC 419 (3 credits) Special Topics in Speech Communication: International Public Relations (Study Abroad).
This is a course involving both online learning and study abroad, as follows:
  • May 19 - May 23, 2014: online component
  • May 24 - June 14, 2014: study abroad, with travel to Munich and BudapestMunich Germany
  • June 16 - June 20, 2014: online component

This fee may vary slightly depending on airline tickets.

The program fee will include:
• Round trip airfare between St. Louis, MO and Munich, Germany
• Transportation from airport to hotel and back in Munich
• Round trip train fare between Munich, Germany and Budapest, Hungary
• Accommodations in shared hotel rooms in Munich and Budapest (wifi included)
• Lectures by local faculty on various aspects of public relations
• Visits to strategic communication organizations
• Museum and field trips in Munich and Budapest
• One day trip to Bavarian castles
• Welcome and farewell group dinners
• CISI international health insurance

Payment Schedule:

  • $1,650 - due January 15, 2014
  • $1,650 - due February 15, 2014

Additional Costs:

 The program fee DOES NOT include: 

  • SIUE tuition and fees: Participating students must register in the 3 credit hour hybrid online/study abroad course associated with this program.

    Undergraduate Students will be billed accordingly for Summer 2014 tuition and student fees when summer charges post to the bursar bill.
    Courses of the hybrid online/study abroad format are excluded from assessment of SIUE Student Fees EXCEPT for the Info-Technology Fee, Textbook Rental Fee, and Off-Campus Course Delivery Fee.

    Graduate students are exempt from the textbook rental fee and will be assessed graduate tuition, the Info-Technology Fee, and Off-Campus Delivery Fee. See Student Fees for more information.

  • Meals, local transportation and incidental expenses: Students will be responsible for most meal costs, some local transportation and incidental expenses. The recommended budget for 21 days is $800.

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Sorin Nastasia
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
Department of Speech Communication
Office: Alumni Hall, Room 3115
Telephone: 618-650-5826