ArmaghUrbinoKyotoJerusalemValenciaCroatiaBolognaOsloAustralia and New ZealandCuba

Urbino Semester Program Study Multimedia Reporting and International Journalism with ieiMedia.

Armagh, Northern Ireland

Armagh, Northern IrelandTake your pick: journalism, creative writing, playwriting or documentary

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.

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Urbino, Italy

Urbino
La dolce vita: Learn multimedia
 journalism from award winners

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.

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto
International reporting, travel writing
in a city with 17 World Heritage sites

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.

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Study with foreign correspondents
at the news crossroads of the world

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!

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Valencia, Spain

ValenciaLearn mobile and multimedia journalism and feature storytelling

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.

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Croatia

Croatia
Learn travel journalism in Croatia with a two-week, three-credit course

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.

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna
Train to be a foreign correspondent
and help produce a Web documentary

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.

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo
Go backstage and report on rock
or tell international life stories

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.

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Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New ZealandStudy where we speak the language;
just don’t blow in for bloody bangers

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.

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Cuba in January 2018

Cuba in JanuaryClose but no, cigars aren’t the story;
go to Cuba for the best Winterim ever

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.

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N. Ireland in January 2018

Derry, Northern IrelandBuilding peace, one story at a time,
with mass comm and conflict studies

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.

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Safety First

For many years our Institute has considered the safety of our students and faculty first in selecting sites for our programs. We will not run a program in a location where there is a State Department travel advisory in effect.

Our programs are not run in areas that are typical tourist destinations. In the few exceptions, our locations within tourist areas are not in the main stream. Since ours are not travel programs, we follow the roads less travelled and seek to mingle with locals in low profile situations.

Applicants are encouraged to consult their site directors concerning safety issues at any of our sites.

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