The UGA ADPR Choose China Study Abroad Program will offer you the best experience in learning today’s advertising and public relations practice in one of the most important emerging markets in the world.
Spend three weeks in one of the world’s fastest growing markets and meet face-to-face with global, cutting-edge agencies in brand communication and digital media. Offered through the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Georgia, students earn 3 hours of upper-level elective course credit all while immersed in a cultural experience unlike any other.
In 2020, students on this program will travel around Asia—to Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo, Japan—while gathering first-hand knowledge and experience in international advertising and public relations agencies. All three cities offer a 360-degree view of Chinese industry and scenic beauty.
Students will have the opportunity to network, through class interactions and tours of leading agencies such as: Daniel J. Edelman China Group, Ruder Finn China, Ogilvy China, the Shanghai Public Relations Association and Modern Advertising.
Students also engage in cultural trips and weekend excursions such as a visit to Great Wall, among other places.
This program provides a tremendous professional boost to those who either want to—or are considering—working in the global world of brand communication.
This program operates during Summer I term each year. The 2020 program will travel from June 5th through June 26th, 2020.
Students will travel to various locations throughout this program – Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo, Japan!
The course taught on this program is ADPR 5992 – Global Advertising and Public Relations. This course is not taught in a classroom, but rather through hands-on interactions with leading professionals from around the globe in well-known agencies in China. Updated Syllabus for 2020 will be available soon.
Click the links below to view student work from 2018!
The program is open to all UGA and non-UGA students with a GPA above 2.7 who want to complete Global Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR 5992/7992).
The course, emphasizing analytical thinking and practical approaches to global advertising and communications, is three credit hours and does not require a pre-requisite.
Apply to AdPR Choose China
Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2020 are due no later than 5pm, Thursday January 16th, 2020.
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 Ryan, Grady College distance learning coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juan Meng, director of the AdPR Choose China Maymester Program
Juan Meng, associate professor of public relations, is the Choose China program director. Dr. Meng has years of experience teaching, researching and practicing global public relations from Oklahoma State University to Shanghai. She has received awards for both her research and teaching, including the Wilcox Award for Best Teaching Paper from AEJMC, the Red Raider Award from the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), and several top research paper awards from AEJMC, ICA and IPR.
Rebekah Ryan has been Grady College’s distance learning coordinator 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 distance learning coordinator, Rebekah is the point of contact for all of Grady College’s study abroad and domestic field study programs.
Rebekah Ryan, distance learning coordinator, Grady College
More Domestic Field Study & Study Abroad Opportunities
Learn more about Grady College’s domestic field study and study abroad programs, and also find information about other Grady courses taught abroad. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah R. Seabolt, Grady College global studies coordinator, at email@example.com, 706-542-4181, Office 311-A- Journalism Building.