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France, Spain & the Netherlands: Creativity & Portfolio-Building Abroad


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This program on international advertising will be held in three fantastic European locations to take full advantage of international experts and the multicultural makeup of professionals in European cities. The program will begin with the world-famous Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on the French Riviera. The class will then move to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a world cultural center for progressive public policy and advertising. Lastly, the class will visit Barcelona, home to a vibrant community and rich cultural heritage.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and network with some of the most prominent people in the industry. The Cannes Lions International Festival is a global event for those working in the creative communications, advertising, and related fields. It is considered the largest gathering of advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers in the world.

Throughout the program, you will work on challenges that will help you expand your portfolio, all while participating in cultural activities that will broaden your knowledge of foreign cultures.

Program Directors

Tony Deng, Assistant Professor,
Marshall Goldman, Instructor,

Application Process

Students must apply to International Advertising: Creativity & Portfolio-Building Abroad via Study Abroad. See Study Abroad for criteria and deadlines.

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Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

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