Cultural Communication Patterns of Europe: France, Germany, Belgium - Summer 2015


Program Description and Objectives

This program will expose students to the cultural richness of Europe and engage them in the intricacies of intercultural communication in both business and casual settings. Students will learn about theories of intercultural communication, interpersonal interaction, and organizational communication in international settings. Students will develop their personal intercultural communication competence through experiential assignments that will require them to interact with others while abroad. Students will visit culturally significant sites in the three major cities of the trip, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin. Additionally, students will visit with businessmen and women in various industries and with government organizations such as the European Union.

Location Description

Since the end of World War II, the promise of a unified Europe has been the goal of many. However, how does a continent that is so culturally diverse communicate with each other? In 28 days, visit France, Belgium, and Germany, and their capitals Paris, Brussels, and Berlin. In addition, there will be side trips to Versailles, Brugge, and Potsdam.


Students will stay in three-star, centrally located hotels with shared double room accommodations.

Program Overview

Summer C 2015


  • On Campus: May 6 – May 30, 2015
  • Abroad: July 1 – July 31, 2015


  • 3 credits


  • COM 4731Cultural Communication Patterns of Europe



  • The cost of the program is $3250. This includes the following for all three countries: accommodations, ground transportation, guided visits, entry to all program-related sites, and some meals. The program cost also includes mandatory international health insurance.
  • Program costs DO NOT include: non-refundable $175 study abroad fee, FIU course instructional fees (Undergraduate $203.59/credit), airfare, most meals, and personal expenses.

To apply for the Cultural Communication Patterns of Europe: France, Germany, Belgium in Summer 2015, click here

For more information:

  • Professor Jose Rodriguez
    Department of Communication Arts
    Modesto A. Maidique Campus
    DM 233
    T: 305-348-6184