In the last week, I have been teaching over a hundred PR students from the UK. But I have also welcomed students from Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Bahrain, India, Ghana, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Thailand into my classes (this list is from memory and is not exhaustive).
This week I provided a reference for a former student, a US citizen, who is applying for work in a PR consultancy in Missouri.
I note that the IPR Director General Colin Farrington has also been thinking about PR education in an international context, in this speech given in Puerto Rico.
Like Colin, I have been thinking hard about the relationship between academic theory and the practice of PR: different countries take very different views on this, and my practice-orientation has come as a shock to some of my students.