There are several study away programs to choose from in New York City, focusing on advertising, public relations or journalism. Refer to Study Abroad for full program details and criteria.
The New York Way: Advertising and Public Relations
An intense two-week experience of travel and study, The New York Way provides Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) majors an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the structure, operations and culture of agencies and media outlets in New York. Students are immersed into the advertising and public relations environment, visiting agencies, networking with professionals and exploring each agency’s work and competitive differences. Students gain a sense of what it takes to be successful in this fast-paced, competitive market and receive tips on how to differentiate themselves from the intimidating number of applicants that apply for positions.
The New York Way is comprised of both travel and coursework over a two week period that corresponds with December Intercession. Students begin with class meetings in Chicago, then travel to New York for five days of visits to major agencies, organizations and media outlets. Upon return, students develop and deliver presentations to industry professionals and fellow classmates on the insights gained from the experience.
Students are enrolled in either PRAD 393 or PRAD 595, Special Topics in Public Relations and Advertising: The New York Way, In-Person Agency and Media Visits and Analysis. Two sections are offered, each with an academic focus public relations or advertising, led by different College of Communication faculty members. The course carries four credit hours.
Costs and Accommodations
Participating students pay the cost of tuition, billed at the current DePaul tuition rate, travel to and from New York and a program fee.While in New York, students share conveniently located accommodations, and travel locally via the MTA mass transit system. Some group meals and a cultural activity are also included.
New York Journalism immerses journalism majors in a wide range of newsrooms in New York City and explores how these news organizations produce stories that engage and impact the communities they cover.
Students will visit newsrooms, network with professionals, and explore each news organization's work, audience engagement, ethical perspectives and business opportunities. The course will introduce students to many possible applications for their journalism degree, and help them analyze and create professional-quality journalism.
New York Journalism includes travel and coursework over a two-week period that corresponds with December Intersession. Students begin with class meetings in Chicago, then travel to New York for three days of newsroom visits. When they return, students develop and deliver presentations on the insights gained from the experience.
Students are enrolled in either JOUR 398 or JOUR 598, New York Journalism. The course carries four credit hours.
Students must apply to New York Journalism via Study Abroad. Accepted students will be enrolled in the appropriate course in the Fall term prior to travel. See Study Abroad for criteria and deadlines.
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