Texas Tech University

Global Public Relations in Costa Rica




Texas Tech students studying public relations and preparing to work in a global environment would do well to expose themselves to the different practice of PR that occurs outside of the U.S. Specifically, public relations in Costa Rica is interesting in that its public relations practice is generally considered the most advanced in Central America. PR in Costa Rica is representative of PR in much of Latin America, allowing for student exposure to an entire region's approach to strategic communication.

Students will be provided with opportunities to develop issues analyses, research reports, and communication strategy recommendations to competitively pitch to practitioners in Costa Rica. This experience will add to the students' portfolio of professional accomplishments and help them stand out in a competitive job market. Students will also engage in client work and other professional development activities at firms and organizations in Costa Rica; providing professional mentorship from international practitioners, alongside facilitating professional networking and allowing the students to work on projects for Costa Rican-based and other international clients. There is also the opportunity to conduct projects with communication students at regional Costa Rican universities.

Students in Costa Rica

 

Courses Offered

  • PR 4301/6315: Global Issues Management: Environmental Sustainability
  • PR 4301/6315: Strategic Communication Consulting in a Global Environment
  • PR 4000/7000: Independent Study as needed/requested)

Estimated Program Fee

  • Summer 2018 program fee coming soon!
  • Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses and more. Be sure to review the total estimated program cost as well as the Process of Paying information.

Program Dates

  • May 26 - June 3, 2018

Program Open To

  • All TTU graduate and undergraduate students

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging
  • Excursions
  • Company visits

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Most meals
  • Personal spending money

For more information:

Contact:Dr. Coy Callison or Dr. Trent Seltzer

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