An Emerson education is a global experience. Throughout the city, country, and around the world, Emerson’s reach extends far beyond our main campus to give you a globally conscious and internationally informed perspective on the way your industry and the world operates.

Los Angeles, California

Our state-of-the-art Los Angeles center stands tall on Sunset Boulevard and serves as the College’s home on the West Coast. While taking classes in the heart of Hollywood, students hold a semester-long internship at a site related to their field of study, engage with industry leaders both on and off campus, and come together as a cohesive community to positively impact the Greater Los Angeles area through volunteer work and outreach. A semester at Emerson Los Angeles will not only bolster your résumé, but will also help you develop into a more marketable leader in your field.

Kasteel Well, the Netherlands

Few students can say they’ve lived in a castle—but at Emerson, it’s a possibility. Our 14th-century castle in Well, the Netherlands, offers you the opportunity to live, learn, and travel in Europe for a full semester.

Global BA in International and Political Communication


This dual-degree program in International and Political Communication gives you the best of both worlds—at Franklin University Switzerland and Emerson College. You will spend your first two years in Lugano, Switzerland, gaining a high-quality liberal arts education and delving into academic travel courses. Then, you will spend your last two years in Emerson’s Political Communication major in Boston, focusing on US politics and communication. Through this specialized course of study, you will graduate with an international perspective on US domestic politics that sets you apart and positions you to make your mark in the field.

A Note on Health and Safety

Due to the changing nature of COVID-19 travel restrictions, and in the interest of the health and safety of our community, availability and schedule of global program offerings are subject to change.

Student Jobs at Emerson: Look around—a number of our global photographs were taken by student photographer and videographer Justin Schmalholz ’22, who works for our Office of Communications and Marketing, while studying abroad!

Global Pathways

Emerson’s Global Pathways programs allow you to utilize a summer or intersession to explore a different country, earn course credits, gain a global perspective, and apply your classroom learning to a real-world context. Led by faculty from multiple departments and exploring topics such as screenwriting, public diplomacy, theater, art history, travel writing, film production, comedic studies, and digital marketing, there is a Global Pathways Program for every student. Program dates and availability vary, but all Global Pathways aim to incorporate cultural experiences that enhance your education and engage your curiosity.

Barcelona: Art, Theatre, and Culture

This month-long program offers students the opportunity to study visual art and theater while experiencing Barcelona’s unique Mediterranean culture. You will attend select performances at the Grec Festival de Barcelona, featuring theater, music, and dance from a range of international companies in more than 35 venues around the city. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore many of the city’s famous museums and galleries, informed by instructors’ presentations on the works you are seeing.

Stockholm: Sweden's Globally Influential Creative Economy

While they are often seen as a product of American companies such as Apple, Levi’s, or Disney, the creative industries are, in reality, global in scope. This month-long program seeks to engage you with world-class brands and businesses centered in the Nordic city of Stockholm, Sweden. Through company visits, guest lectures, and guided discussion, you will engage firsthand with key creative industries such as music streaming, fashion, and design, and compare international business approaches to those in the US.

More Global Pathways and Education Abroad Programs

Here are more Emerson-sponsored academic opportunities throughout the United States and the world. Want to explore further? You may also elect to study abroad with non-affiliated international education abroad programs.

  • Athens, Greece: Cities and Citizenry
  • Australia: Global Perspectives on Public Relations; Global Public Relations, Politics, and Sports Communication Seminar
  • Berlin: Metropolis in Motion
  • Ireland: Writing Place and Distance
  • London: From Shakespeare to Stand-Up
  • Mexico: Rosarito Public Diplomacy Workshop
  • Montreal: Emerson Documentary Lab
  • The Netherlands: Art into Film; The Role of the Portrait and Self-Portrait; Travel Writing; James Baldwin Writers’ Colony; Intensive Theater Lab in Devising
  • Paris: French Language and Global Communication
  • Patmos, Greece: Screenwriters’ Lab in Patmos
  • Prague: Prague Summer Film Program
  • Quito: Integrating Marketing and Sustainable Tourism: Choco Region and Galápagos Islands
  • Salzburg: Creativity, Media, and Global Change
  • Santiago: Contemporary Performance and International Festival Production
  • Valencia, Spain: Collaborative program with Berklee College of Music
  • Washington, DC: Semester-long internship program
  • Exchange programs in Barcelona and Hong Kong