What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in Journalism?
There are several benefits of studying abroad including cultural and language immersion, receiving course credit, and the development of an international competence. One of the main benefits to a Scripps student would be learning about the many facets of global dynamics such as international economic relationships, technological connectedness, complex free market systems, globalization issues, and much more.
When is the best time for Journalism students to go abroad?
The School of Journalism is very flexible and studying abroad is encouraged. If you are interested in studying abroad you may want to choose your second year because of the numerous courses that are available to fulfill requirements. Otherwise, summers or winter breaks (if available) will work to satisfy other major or track requirements.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
General requirements: Students in the School of Journalism are required to take up to two thirds of their coursework outside of their major and track. Scripps provides a Check Sheet of course requirements. By working with your Academic Advisor, you can use the information listed under "General Requirements" or Ohio University Requirements" to see what courses you can complete abroad and which courses you should take on campus. Studying abroad can often fulfill Tier II major requirements as well.
Scripps School of Journalism requirements: By studying abroad, you can fulfill some of your upper level journalism requirements based on your major, track, or interests.
Specialization requirements: Students can generally work towards completing one or two areas of specialized studies required by the School of Journalism while abroad.
What are other academic considerations for someone in Journalism?
All majors in the School of Journalism are required to fulfill four courses of journalism core requirements. These courses should be taken on campus. However, while you are abroad you can work towards completing your portfolio or some of your 200 hours of required internship time.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
| Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for
Fulfills Major Requirements:
OHIO - Travel at the Crossroads of Europe: Communicating Culture and Place
Summer program. This OHIO program is offered by Scripps College of Communication. Students will learn from their own travel experiences and will investigate how various places and cultures are promoted through communication of identity. Students will gain first-hand experience in travel reporting and writing, and will research, write and produce journalistic pieces. Students will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with native German students from the University of Leipzig's student radio station.
Ghana: Media, Society and Governance
Winter Break Program. This OHIO program is offered by Scripps College of Communication and the Institute for International Journalism. The program is based at the African University College of Communication in the capital city, Accra, and within minutes from all major media organizations in Ghana. AUCC specializes in journalism and mass communication. Internships will be based at radio stations, TV stations, two newspapers, two advertising/PR firms, and with an NGO. Students will learn coalition-building, cross cultural communication, and problem-solving skills as you apprentice with local journalists and collaborate with local university students. Interact with a variety of Ghanaians through field newsgathering, news conferences, and documentary production while producing an e-magazine and television documentary.
Americas Journalism Training
Semester/ Academic year Program. Spanish language experience required. American Journalism Training partners with Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) to offer courses that include Immersion Spanish, Spanish for Journalists, International Journalism, and various Journalism electives all taught in Spanish.
ieiMedia: The Institute for Education in International Media
Summer program. ieiMedia organizes four-week intensive journalism study abroad programs for college students. Courses include: Multimedia Reporting, Magazine Production, Blogging and International Reporting, Language courses, and production experiences.
Fulfills Foreign Language Requirements:
OHIO- Spanish Language and Culture in Merida, Mexico
OHIO- Chinese Langauge and Culture in Beijing, China
API-Spanish Language Program in Madrid
CIEE-Arabic Language and Culture in Rabat, Morocco
USAC-French Language Studies in Pau, France
USAC-Japanese Language Studies in Hiroshima, Japan
USAC-Arabic, Russian, or Swahili Language in Accra, Ghana
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
|Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for Journalism|
There are opportunities through the Office of Education Abroad and the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) for internships while abroad. For example, some of the study abroad programs through Scripps School of Journalism may include internship hours.
The IIJ also offers funding for internship opportunities and work experiences abroad for all journalism majors. Student must enroll in JOUR 4670 to qualify for these funds. Transfer credit may be possible for work, volunteer or internship credits; please contact your Academic Advisor to discuss.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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