Experiential Annenberg London

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The London program gave me confidence that I can handle any hurdle life might throw my way!” – Tara, London Fall 2016

With London being a global hub for communication and media, USC Annenberg has curated a new career-focused program specifically designed for Communication majors. Students will directly experience the working practices of a broad range of global corporations, national and local media organizations, and innovative start-ups, providing an unparalleled opportunity to engage with communications professionals. The program includes an extended stay in Manchester, a rapidly growing media capital, where students will visit MediaCityUK, a 200 acre development and home to many departments of the BBC and ITV (Independent Television).

Students live with fellow program participants in central London (zone 1) and enjoy the exciting sights and scenes this vast metropolis has to offer.

August 16 - December 10, 2017

Students take the following courses taught by British faculty at the ACCENT Centre in Bloomsbury:

COMM 365 The Rhetoric of London
COMM 384 Interpreting Popular Culture
COMM 489 Campaign Communication
COMM 494 Communication Practicum

*Courses are subject to change

Academic Units
Students earn up to 16 units of upper-division major elective credit.

Program Highlights:

  • Organized excursions including: high tea, weekend trip to Bath & Stonehenge, theater productions, museum visits, day trips to Cambridge and Hampton Court Palace
  • Membership to the University of London Student Union for access to clubs, societies, public lectures, and events with local British students
  • Exploratory visits with UK organizations (BBC, The Guardian, communication consultancies, Parliament)
  • Workshops and networking events geared toward preparing for your communication career

Students live with other participants in shared apartments in central London. Apartments are fully furnished with linens and equipped kitchens. Commute is about 20-25 mins to the ACCENT Center.

This program is only open to Communication majors. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and minimum sophomore standing as of the commencement of the program.

Additional Academic Requirements
Students must completed two Theoretical and Foundational courses, or one completed and one in progress at the time of application. 

Estimated Costs 
Each semester Annenberg International Programs provides an up-to-date cost sheet to admitted students; if there are any changes from the time students are admitted to a program to the time they leave for a study abroad semester, updated cost sheets will be sent to the students.  Please see the detailed estimated program costs below for Fall 2017. Please note that these costs are subject to change without notice:

Tuition: $26,724
Program Fees: $3,850
Housing: $7,000 (2016-2017 rate)
USC Overseas Health Insurance*: $1,102 (2016-2017 rate)
Round Trip Airfare: $1,500
Personal Expenses (food, entertainment, weekend travel, etc.): $7,000
Additional Expenses (books and supplies, international student identity card, US passport): $332
TOTAL: $47,508

Financial aid and tuition remission applies. Contact AIP for more information on financial aid and scholarships.

*USC Overseas Health Insurance is required on all USC-approved study abroad programs. If a student is already enrolled in USC (domestic) Health Insurance there will be no additional charge for USC Overseas Health Insurance; students will be charged the domestic, on-campus rate (noted above). If a student is normally covered otherwise and waives out of USC Health Insurance on campus, students will be charged USC Overseas Health Insurance at a rate of $92/month (2016-2017 rate)

Applications are now open. Apply now!