Communication Communication

This program places you right in the middle of the European communication landscape to help you develop your cross-cultural communication skills, hone your critical media literacy skills, and gain an understanding of current communication trends and public relation dilemmas in Europe.



This program is right for you if you are interested in communication, media studies, public relations, marketing, political science, anthropology, or related disciplines.


>> Cross-Cultural Communication
How do we communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global age? In this course you will explore theories of communication across cultural divides while putting it into practice during field studies, workshops, and real-time video conference collaboration.

>> New Media and Changing Communities
New media changes the communities to which we belong. Focusing on Europe today, this course draws on European theories of communication to hone your critical media literacy skills and to explore how new forms of communication change communities, from print press to Facebook nation.

>> Strategic Communication
You will learn to examine communication trends in the European public relations landscape. You will make comparative case studies and meet experts in Denmark and the UK to gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals work in a European context.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to communication, journalism, film studies, media studies, and advertising.

DIS Student Bloggers

Click here to read, Strategic Communication core course student, Emily Frankenberry's blog!

Click here to read, Cross-Cultural Communication core course student, Carly Jimeson's blog!

For anyone considering the Communication program, go for it! I’ve been having so much fun with my classes. They are incredibly hands on. I’ve had the chance to visit some of the coolest companies in Denmark on our short study tour - Hills & Knowlton, E-mergency, and Brandt, to name a few.

On our week-long tour to London, we visited several organizations. My favorite was 3 Fish in a Tree, a creative agency that calls itself media-free, meaning that it does not specialize in any form of communications but embraces everything from web design, copy writing, traditional advertising, to social media marketing…it undoubtedly solidified my interest in communications.

Treesa Leung Northwestern University

What is really beneficial is my instructor is currently working in the field of communications while teaching part time at DIS. He has years and years of experience in Europe and the U.S. working in the industries he is instructing us about.

He even makes us analyze scenarios that he has experienced in the past or ones that he comes across in his work!

Liz Bruno Dickinson College

Publish Articles for New Times Magazine

The core course, Cross-Cultural Communication, offers you the opportunity to work on a project with New Times, a Red Cross magazine run by asylum seekers living in Denmark. You will help create articles for the magazine about unique aspects of Danish society and gain first-hand experience collaborating with people from different cultures and social circumstances. 

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