This article describes a successful effort to expand an already strong program to include a focus on international education as well. With the founding of Ohio State University in 1804, and classes beginning in 1808, the first courses in what was later to become the School of Interpersonal Communication were offered. Logic, persuasion and rhetoric were three of the major and early oral communication study areas. The current school was predated by elocution courses in 1888, a School of Oratory in 1912, the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts in 1930 and the School of Dramatic Art and Speech in 1947. As recently as five years ago, as of September 1995, the School of Interpersonal Communication had few international students and no international programs. Given an environment that recognizes and supports international activities, participating in international educational programs can generate benefits which are multifaceted and far ranging for your faculty, your program, your university and ultimately the field of communication as a whole
DeWine, S. (1995). A new direction: Internationalizing communication programs. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 24(3), 204–210.