Program Dates

Students will arrive in Chicago on Saturday, June 1 and depart on Saturday, July 27, 2024.

Internships should begin Monday, June 3 and end Thursday, July 26, 2024.

Classes will be one night a week (day of week is TBD at this time) for eight weeks.

Students will intern Monday thru Thursday of each week, with Friday’s being open for local learning experiences or fun activities.

The Course and Internship

Your course will be “ADPR 5990: Special Topics in Ideation:  The Power of Big Ideas.” In it, you’ll study cutting-edge creative work being done in the Chicago market, meet some of the people and organizations responsible for it, and learn how to develop your creativity in generating your own sharp and powerful ideas.

You will receive 3-credit hours for the course and 3-credit hours for the internship, for a total of 6 upper-level elective credit hours.

Who Can Apply?

Any Grady major is eligible to apply to this program.

Apply to Grady Chicago Field Study and Internship Program

Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2024 are due Friday, November 10th, 2023.

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

Dr. Jennifer Griffith, Program DirectorJennifer Griffith, senior lecturer, advertising

Program Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Griffith teaches Advertising Message Strategy, Advertising Copywriting, and the capstone campaigns courses for advertising and public relations majors. She is a faculty co-advisor to Talking Dog, Grady’s student-led advertising agency. Dr. Griffith is the Director of the New Grady Chicago Field Study and Internship Program.

To learn more about the program reach out to Dr. Griffith:

email: (jenni eleven)

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 Program Manager, 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 205- Journalism Building

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