Travel Programs

College-Wide Travel Programs

At C&IS, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. With an emphasis on experiential learning and an understanding of the value of cultural immersion, we’ve developed travel programs specifically designed for students in our College.


C&IS in Los Angeles is a faculty-led, summer internship experience. This immersive program brings students to live and intern in Los Angeles where they study the media and entertainment industries alongside faculty who are experienced in the industry.

Industry Immersion

Offered during UA breaks, Industry Immersion helps students launch their career through participation in professional development and high-powered networking. Students travel to flourishing cities across the U.S., and many participants have secured jobs and internships during trips.

International Internships

The College of Communication & Information Sciences and The University of Alabama partner with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to provide global internships where you will earn UA credit. These 8-week programs start in either May or June and are custom-designed based on your goals and interests. ISA will match you with a business or organization based on your field. All students pay in-state tuition for their internship course (yes, even if you are out-of-state).

C&IS has placed students in the following countries: Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, Germany and Spain.

Applications are due in early Spring. To learn more, set up an appointment with your Study Abroad advisor by calling (205) 348-5256 or stop by 135 B. B. Comer Hall. You can also visit the Education Abroad website by clicking here.

Travel Courses

C&IS faculty develop courses with travel components and UA courses specifically designed to be taught oversees. Through programs like C&IS in Paris, Alpine Living international magazine production course and communication studies investigation of deaf culture in Washington D.C., students receive course credit while experiencing the world outside of Reese Phifer.

Check back throughout the year for information on new and developing travel courses that may suit your interests.

Alpine Living


C&IS in Paris


Vida Magazine