International Education

Learning Beyond Borders

At Moody College, our students' learning expands beyond national borders. What better way to learn about communication than by going out into the world and communicating with others. By offering a variety of global education programs, our students gain hands-on experience in the fields of Advertising, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Radio-Television-Film.

Global Learning Opportunities

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Global Communication Minor

The Global Communication Minor is designed to give students a global perspective of the communication industries. Students will learn about the essential role of communication in our increasingly interconnected and multicultural society.

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Global Virtual Exchanges

Global Virtual Exchange courses at UT Austin connect with those at universities abroad using digital technologies and provide an opportunity to:

  • Discuss contemporary issues with international peers
  • Practice a foreign language with native speakers
  • Learn about new cultures and global perspectives
  • Work on group projects or publications with students abroad
  • Access lectures by foreign experts and scholars

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Foreign Language Requirement

In order to produce more diverse, interdisciplinary, and culturally-minded students, Moody College students must satisfy a foreign language and culture requirement

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Education Abroad

Moody College students not only have the opportunity to participate in education abroad programs facilitated through Texas Global but also programs designed and taught by their own faculty members. Faculty from Advertising, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Radio-Television-Film lead programs across the globe including Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, and Spain.

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Education Abroad Photography Contest

Moody College students who study abroad have the opportunity to submit photos they took during their travels for a college-wide photography contest. Winners are awarded monetary prizes and their photos are displayed in the Belo Media Center.

2020 Education Abroad Photography Contest Winners


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Photojournalism 1st Place

Breakdancers
Photographed by Simon Tolman
Spring 2020 - Porto, Portugal

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"Studying abroad taught me how to create my own happiness. Without the pressures of society, school, and the fast-paced nature of America, I felt freed to really figure out what makes me happy. I learned to take deeper breaths and appreciate what's in front of me, whether it be a scenic view, a bite of a pastry, a bustling street, or a friend's face. This notion of mindfulness and living-in-the-moment is something I'd been working on before I went abroad, but the complete and utter newness that comes with living in an unfamiliar country allowed me to take a deeper dive into it and learn more about myself and the world in the process."

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Photojournalism 2nd Place

Woman Walking on a Sunny Afternoon in Te Aro Valley
Photographed by Naomi Brady
Fall 2019 - New Zealand

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"I learned how to be independent, how to adapt to different learning, social, and academic situations. How to make friends with lots of people of other cultures. I learned how to be more environmentally-conscious and appreciate nature, and I learned a lot about photography/videography."


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Photojournalism 3rd Place

Barcelona's Hallways
Photographed by Isabelle Kaufmann
Spring 2020 - Barcelona, Spain

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"While yes, a big part of the study abroad experience is about learning and immersing into a different culture, a lot of it is about being on your own and leaning out of your comfort zone. There were a lot of unexpected events to happen over the course of this semester, especially ending with a global emergency in the epicenter of the pandemic. I learned where I may have before been too dependent in certain parts of my life, or too comfortable even. But I felt like I learned to grow out of these over the semester. There's always more room for these kinds of changes, but I feel more ready than ever to keep moving and exploring and letting things be out of my control for the better."

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Marketing 1st Place

Porto from Above
Photographed by Simon Tolman
Spring 2020 - Porto, Portugal

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"Studying abroad taught me how to create my own happiness. Without the pressures of society, school, and the fast-paced nature of America, I felt freed to really figure out what makes me happy. I learned to take deeper breaths and appreciate what's in front of me, whether it be a scenic view, a bite of a pastry, a bustling street, or a friend's face. This notion of mindfulness and living-in-the-moment is something I'd been working on before I went abroad, but the complete and utter newness that comes with living in an unfamiliar country allowed me to take a deeper dive into it and learn more about myself and the world in the process."


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Marketing 2nd Place

Luck of the Irish
Photographed by Ayden Schwartz
Spring 2020 - Dublin, Ireland

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"I learned a lot about myself during my study abroad experience. The biggest thing I learned is that the things that are the least comfortable are often the most rewarding. I went abroad knowing nobody and was super nervous about making friends. However, I wound up making the best friend I have ever had and someone I know will be there for me for the rest of my life. I was also able to see things and have experiences that are truly once in a lifetime. Most of all, I learned how to adapt and roll with the punches. With the coronavirus, our study abroad experience was not what we had pictured, but we were able to make the most of it!"

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Marketing 3rd Place

Neon Fog
Photographed by Stephany Sunny
Fall 2019 - Osaka, Japan

What did you learn about yourself while studying abroad?

"I learned that there was still room for me to grow as a communicator. As a communications student, I expected to have it down, but working with a language barrier helps develop your cross-cultural communication. This was something you really can’t learn inside of a classroom, and studying abroad helped me improve at this skill."

2019 Education Abroad Photography Contest Winners


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Czech Demonstrator (1st Place)

Photographed by Mary Schmidt
2019 Maymester, Prague, Czech Republic, Documentary Photography Program

"This photo was taken during a demonstration in the Czech Republic. Protesters from all over the country came to Prague to demand the resignation of their Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Seeing hundreds of thousands of people come together peacefully for a cause was the most inspiring moment of the entire trip. I moved through the crowd witnessing people of all ages use their voices in a language I could not understand, yet I could still feel their sense of urgency and desire. The man pictured in this photo was one strong figure out of the many thousands that attended."

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Christchurch, New Zealand (2nd Place)

Photographed by Jesse Hu Jenkinson
Spring 2019, New Zealand

"My most memorable experience was scattering my grandfather's ashes at Akaroa harbour near Christchurch, New Zealand. I learned more about my family and my parents' childhoods. As far as what I learned about myself I'd say I learned how to exist on my own outside of my family of groups."


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Beautiful Strangers in Berlin (3rd Place)

Photographed by Nadia Elchmaissani
Summer 2019, Maymester, Community Life: Documented Program

"I shot 11 rolls of film in 5 weeks so I was very focused on my street photography and being inspired by the vibrance and pulse of the European streets I traveled to. This particular woman caught my eye as she was walking her dog in a beautiful park in Berlin. I greeted her in German and then took her portrait. My most memorable experience in general was producing a documentary during the week and then by the weekends I would be in another country like Belgium. It was surreal."

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The Monk (Honorable Mention)

Photographed by Ruoshui Bao
Spring 2019, Cambodia

"I was traveling in Cambodia during spring break. And while I was visiting Angkor Wat, I was touched and inspired by the strong Buddhism atmosphere in Cambodia so I took this picture to document an indispensable part of their local culture."