International and Intercultural Communication Major

International and Intercultural Communication Studies is a program that focuses on the specialized knowledge and skills needed for effective communication in the international community and among people of different cultures; and that prepares individuals to function at the national and international levels as journalists, public relations specialists, travel industry representatives, intercultural trainers, and/or foreign service officers.

International and Intercultural Communication majors and degree programs will include instruction in journalism, communications, intercultural and international relations, marketing and public relations, and global communications policy.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in International and Intercultural Communication (use the College Search feature and enter " international communication” or “intercultural communication” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in International and Intercultural Communication Studies?

People with a major/degree in this field are prepared to pursue a career in international settings, fields such as brand management and advertising, public relations, journalism, politics, government, trade and commerce, education, and financial services.  As well, with an advanced degree you will have the option of pursuing career jobs with non-profits or government agencies, political lobbying firms, public relations groups, brokerage houses or banks, social advocacy organizations, newspapers or publishers, universities, or other employers that have transnational interests.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in International and Intercultural Communication

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in International and Intercultural Communication