Studying Off Campus
The communication studies department enjoys an excellent relationship with area businesses and corporations, from marketing agencies to advertising and public relations firms, from radio stations to social service and nonprofit organizations. Sioux Falls has several network television stations and 15 commercial radio stations, including two stations housed on campus.
All majors are encouraged to complete at least one internship; many do more than one. Often these internships lead to professional opportunities after graduation.
Our department is committed to helping students expand their horizons and develop a greater perspective on the world. So we encourage students to take advantage of Augustana’s study abroad opportunities. We have several additional opportunities for students to study beyond Augustana. Within the department, we offer two international experiences for our students at this time. First, there is an opportunity for a short (spring break) trip to Norway and/or Germany to study international public relations. There is also (every 3 years) an interim course that takes students abroad to study international public relations.
Further, the College is part of a consortium that offers The Washington Semester, a one semester residential experience in Washington, D.C. The college owns a condominium for students enrolled in the semester. The experience features coursework, service learning, and a guaranteed internship with a prestigious organization.