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This program will only be offered during summer 2012.
The Institute for International Journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University is sponsoring this unique summer study abroad program at the world's biggest sporting event - the 2012 summer Olympics in London, England.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn sports journalism on an international stage with hands-on experience finding, reporting and promoting stories from the Games. Participants will work with the AP and USOC to cover Olympic events, and will attend at least two Olympic events as a group. With athletes from across the world gathering in the British capital this is also a great opportunity to expand your understanding of international cultures.
Before the Games participants will tour various parts of Great Britain, potentially visiting Brighton, Oxford and Benheim Palace, and Stonehenge.
Visit the Institute for International Journalism blog for more program information.
Dates of program:
July 23 - August 13, 2012
Eligibility and selection process:
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in sports, journalism and international media. Students from across the Scripps College of Communication are eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Courses and credits:
Successful completion of the program will earn 6 credits. Students will enroll in:
JOUR 461: Specialized Journalism
JOUR 470: Sports Journalism
Additional information on the United Kingdom
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at
http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program (Please note if you participate for more than one quarter, you will need a visa). You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OEA's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
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