Communication Council Study Abroad

So far we have raised $25,418 of our goal of $50,000. 

Communication Council Study Abroad Excellence Fund

Every year more than 4,400 students from The University of Texas at Austin take their education abroad. As a result, Longhorns are gaining unique hands-on experiences, boosting career competitiveness, and forming lifelong connections. Currently, only six percent of students in the Moody College of Communication are experiencing this once in a lifetime opportunity. We students, as part of the Communication Council Scholarship Taskforce, intend to change that with your help. 

Our education and career paths are shaped by our experiences. The Moody College of Communication and the Communication Council know that study abroad enhances this experience. Communication is critical for creating a more globally connected world. Together, the Moody College of Communication and Communication Council invite you to support our new initiative, a study abroad scholarship exclusively for communication students. 

Your generous donation, big or small, will help support an endowment that will ensure this scholarship provides for communication students for years to come. If a financial contribution isn't feasible, we would greatly appreciate if you would share our project with your network! 


Studying Abroad at Moody Fast Facts

  • From Summer 2017 to Spring 2018 only 318 students out of the 4,334 undergraduate students (only 7%) in the Moody College of Communication studied abroad
  • The Communication Council Study Abroad Excellence Fund will be the FIRST Moody-specific study abroad scholarship
  • Students who have studied abroad are more likely to graduate and are twice as likely to find a job



"Studying abroad in Lyon, France was the perfect way to learn the French language and expose myself to a consumer culture that is starkly different to that of the United States. One day, I hope to return to France to seek out a strategic communications internship, and with the experiences I had this summer, I am much more equipped to do so." 

-Riya Ashok

Advertising & Textiles and Apparel, Class of 2020


"I took part in the International Internship Program and had the opportunity to live and work in Hong Kong for a summer. It was an unbelievably impactful learning experience that taught me so much about varying communication styles and how to make connections across cultures. This experience reassured my hopes of working in a country outside of the U.S. one day."

-Lydia Medhanie

Corporate Communication, Class of 2019


"I spent a summer in Queretaro, Mexico to improve my Spanish and to better understand Mexico's political economy. Now I have a strong basis in a language and culture that will allow me to be more successful as someone who wants to work in political communications for the Latino community."

-Julia O'Hanlon

Political Communication and Humanities, Class of 2019


How can you make a difference? Your gift will directly support students as they take their education outside of the classroom on their way to becoming global leaders.


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