Dr. Linda Seward
Department of Communication Studies and
Organizational Communication

Middle Tennessee State University 37132

Study Abroad


 Linda at Cherbourg
This beautiful view was just a short walk from the dorms in our Study Abroad program in Cherbourg, France (note: this bay feeds into the English Channel)


            Communication Studies is an excellent program that is designed to prepare you to achieve success in a variety of careers as well as in your personal life.  So, for example, we have courses that explore issues like how to handle conflict effectively, how to make good decisions in a group setting, and  what you need to know in order to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures. 

             As a specialist in Intercultural Communication, I first developed this webpage when I was participating in a study abroad program where students from other universities would take my course.  That’s why there are so many options on the left side that focus on study abroad – it was a way to let them know who I am as well as to provide useful information for students who would take a class in another country.  (FYI: It has great information for traveling abroad even if you are not in a course.)

            Study abroad is not my only focus, however.  I teach a variety of courses in the Communication Studies program including: Intercultural Communication, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication and Communication Theory in Film.

            If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email (Linda.Seward@mtsu.edu).  I look forward to meeting you!


(Antelope Canyon in Paige, Arizona)