Program Dates

This program operates in the Summer 1 session (June) each year. For Summer 2023, students will arrive in Juan-Les-Pins on Saturday June 10th or Sunday June 11th and will depart the program on Saturday July 1, 2023.

The Course and Course Objectives

Students will receive six hours of elective credit during the Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad program. Both 3-hour courses are listed under the ADPR 5992 course listing and utilize the same faculty and living space. There are no necessary prerequisites for either course.

The first course is “Global Advertising and Marketing Communication.” This course is preferable for students with broad advertising interests. 

The second course is “Advertising and Campaign Analysis.” This course focuses more specifically on commercial production.

Who can apply?

The UGA Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad Program is open to university students (including graduate students) in the United States who are majoring, minoring or simply interested in advertising, public relations, digital and other forms of marketing communication.

Though an advertising or public relations major are not required, an interest in a potential career in these fields is preferred. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.


Apply to the Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad Program

Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2023 are due Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s Office of Global Engagement’s StudyAway Portal.  If you have any questions about the application process, contact Rebekah Seabolt, Grady’s Global Studies Program Manager, at

Program Faculty

Dr. Karen King, Co-Director and Faculty . Dr. King teaches advertising media planning, advertising campaigns and advertising research. Her research interests include advertising industry issues and health communication. Dr. King has been part of the Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad Program for several years and recently became Co-Director of the program in Fall 2017.


Contact Dr. King with any questions about the program:


Nate Kohn, professor, Entertainment and Media Studies, and associate director, Peabody Awards

Program Faculty

Dr. Nate Kohn, Co-Director and Faculty. Dr. Kohn teaches screenwriting, producing for film/television, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program and the Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad Program; associate directs The Peabody Awards; and produces film/television programs.


Contact Dr. Kohn with any questions about the program:


Program Staff

Rebekah Seabolt has been Grady’s Global Studies Program Manager since August 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts in public health from Georgia College and State University in 2011 and a master of arts in public relations from the University of Georgia in 2016. As the global studies coordinator, Rebekah is the point of contact for all of Grady College’s study abroad and domestic field study programs.

Tel: 706-542-4181


Office: Room 255- Journalism Building

Rebekah Seabolt, Grady's Global Studies Program ManagerRebekah R. Seabolt, Global Studies Program Manager