AdPR NYC Maymester Program

NYC Maymester



In addition to Study Abroad opportunities, Grady College offers incredible experiences for students within the US. The ADPR NYC Maymester program provides students an opportunity to learn what working life is like in the advertising, public relations, and creative communications industries. For one week during this program, students travel to New York City to visit some of the world’s top creative communications agencies to gain a real-time feel for the agency landscape and daily work environment.

While in New York, you’ll be invited inside the hallowed halls to experience a firsthand look at traditional and nontraditional ad agencies; PR firms; and media branding, interactive, consumer culture, and viral content companies.

Agency visits

Agencies that students visit change year to year depending on availability. In previous years, students have been able to meet with leading professionals from places such as, Saatchi & Saatchi, Translation, McGarry Bowen, McCann-Erickson, Amp3, Weber Shandwick, Agent16, TBWA, Interbrand, Lucky Branded Entertainment, Ketchum, BBDO, PHD, Mother, Razorfish, Cosmopolitan, Spotify, and Tribal DDB, among others.

Students on the Hawaii study away program stand in front of a giant faux dinosaur skeleton from the set of the movie The Jurassic Park.


Applications open before August of each year. Applications for Summer 2025 are due before midnight, Monday, November 4th, 2024.

Costs & Logistics

The program costs vary from year to year depending on number of students enrolled and logistical cost changes. The estimated PROGRAM FEE for Maymester 2025 has not been determined at this time. The PROGRAM FEE for 2024 was $1,005 (this includes the $150 security deposit paid upon acceptance to the program). This amount is subject to change for May 2025 until all students are accepted to the program.

In addition to the program fee, students will be expected to pay for tuition hours. For out-of-state students, please note that because 2 hours take place in Athens, those will be billed at out-of-state rates. For the 1 hour that takes place in New York, that tuition hour will be billed at an in-state tuition rate.

HOPE and ZELL scholarships may be applied towards the TUITION part of the program costs if applicable. See UGA’s website for the most up-to-date tuition rates for Summer 2025.

Program fee includes:

  • 1 week lodging at the luxurious Manhattan Hotel at Times Square.
  • Some faculty related travel expenses
  • Alumni Mixer Event
  • Miscellaneous program related expenses

Program fee does not include:

  • 3 hours of tuition (See note above regarding in-state/out-of-state) and UGA Mandatory fees (See UGA’s website for updated tuition and fees rates for Summer 2025)
  • Roundtrip airfare to NYC ~ $450
  • Ground transportation while in NYC (taxis, subway, etc) ~ $150
  • Meals ~ $200
  • Personal Purchases

Program Faculty & Staff