Armagh, Northern Ireland
July 2 – 30, 2017
The oldest city in Ireland, Armagh has a history and culture as lush and vibrant as the verdant fields surrounding its rocky slopes. Spend the month on a writer’s journey through the culture, history, politics and people of Ireland, guided by master writers, journalists and teachers. The next new voice that you hear in contemporary Irish literature might be your own.
May 26 – June 23, 2017
Anchored by a striking Renaissance palace, Urbino lies in central Italy’s Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Work with top professors and award-winning media professionals, including two Pulitzer prize-winners, to produce content for a website or print-on-demand magazine.
June 26 – July 21, 2017
Once the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto offers visitors a window into the past through its serene temples, geishas and lavish gardens. But students will also find a rich sampling of contemporary culture, trendy restaurants and karaoke clubs. Working in teams with Japanese students, participants will delve into the life of this fascinating city by interviewing locals to produce stories for an online magazine.
July 3 – August 1, 2017
A meeting place of ancient and new, holy and secular, Jerusalem also is a gathering spot for foreign correspondents from around the world. Get a taste of the global journalist’s life by studying with veteran Middle East reporters, then go into the community with interpreters to report your own stories for our multimedia website. Scholarships and graduate credit available!
May 26 – June 23, 2017
A striking city along the Mediterranean Coast known for its magnificent beaches, Valencia blends the medieval with the modern. The third largest city in Spain, which prides itself as the birthplace of the seafood dish paella, Valencia offers students the opportunity to work as foreign correspondents and produce a website featuring print, photo and video stories.
June 24 – July 8, 2017
This travel journalism program will take place in Croatia’s two largest cities, Split and Zagreb, and will include many of the region’s most intriguing tourist locations. Croatia has become one of the most popular destinations in European travel, and our award-winning team of broadcast journalists will teach you how to bring it to life for North American audiences.
June 1 – 29, 2017
Cover the big global stories of our time, from the struggles of Syrian and African refugees surging through Europe to the post-Brexit controversies that threaten the EU’s existence. Or delve into the cultural side of this sophisticated university city, famous for its food, street art and nightlife. You’ll learn with the help of world-class facilities and instructors from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna and Rutgers University.
June 2 – July 2, 2017
When summer dawns, Norwegians draw back their blinds, open their doors, breathe in the fresh air and head onto the streets to ROCK! Home to major international music festivals, an abundance of venues and the birthplace of Black Metal, Oslo is the perfect setting for budding or professional journalists. Also, Norwegian language students can hone their language skills as an interpreter, working alongside our journalists and designers.
Australia and New Zealand
May 26 – June 23, 2017
Get the low-down on the land down under. It’s a long flight to Australia and New Zealand, so once we get there, we’ll see it all. We’ll take trains and planes to report on culture and climate change in Sydney, politics and the environment in Canberra, sports and jazz in Melbourne and the Māori aboriginal people in Auckland, New Zealand. Some of their sayings might perplex you, but at least we won’t have to learn a foreign language.
Cuba in January 2018
January 2 – 23, 2018
There’s far more to Cuba than Cohibas, old Chevys and mojitos. Take jazz, dance and winter baseball, for example. Add to that friendly people, beautiful beaches and a socialist economy as fodder for ieiMedia’s first North American and first January journalism course. We’ll live, report and do volunteer work with Cubans during two weeks in Havana and one week in remote Ciego de Ávila. Apply now through Oct. 1, 2017.
N. Ireland in January 2018
January 2 – 12, 2018
In the 1970s and ‘80s, the epicenter of terrorism and religious warfare was Northern Ireland. Today it is the center of peace building and conflict management studies. Graduate students and upper-level undergraduates can study peace building and communications together in Northern Ireland this January, earning three credits in an intensive-yet-scenic course that costs just $3,700. Apply now through Oct. 1, 2017.