Educational opportunities / Training

Summer study opportunity for journalism students

Rachele Kanigel of San Francisco State University is promoting travel opportunities for students this summer. Students will work on multimedia projects during the summer term. Details are below the fold.

Study media and work as a reporter in Italy, France or Turkey this summer

The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) is pleased to announce its summer media programs for 2011. IeiMedia will once again take students to Urbino, Italy, and Perpignan, France; in addition, a new international reporting program will be offered in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 3-credit programs are open to North American college students and recent graduates. English-speaking students from other countries are welcome to apply.

Perpignan, France (June 23-July 23, 2011) Perpignan lies in the Languedoc region of southwestern France, just a few miles west of the Mediterranean Sea and 19 miles north of the Spanish border, within sight of the Pyrenees. The city features a charming, pedestrian-friendly historic quarter; a daily market; numerous summer festivals and lively nightlife. Many attractions in France and Spain are only a short train ride away.

Students will study various aspects of multimedia storytelling and produce a multimedia website about the community (see the 2010 project at Faculty include top journalism educators and professionals from leading publications. Students will study French (Beginning or Intermediate) at the respected ALFMED language school and report with interpreters. Accommodations are provided in a modern apartment-hotel (two students to a room with private bath and small kitchenette).

Students will earn 3 transferable units of upper-division undergraduate credit (JOUR 667 International Reporting) through the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.

Urbino, Italy (June 9-July 7, 2011) This picturesque Renaissance hill town is the capital of the Marche region, a beautiful but little-touristed region of Central Italy. Students will have a choice of two programs:
• Web Documentary Production – students will study photography, journalistic blogging, video and reporting) and produce a multimedia website about the town (see the 2009 project at
• Magazine Publishing — students will study magazine writing and produce an English-language magazine about the region (see the 2010 issue of Urbino Now). Students will study “survival” Italian and report with interpreters. Faculty members include a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and photographer, as well as journalism educators from James Madison University and New York University. Students will live and dine (most meals included) in a newly remodeled University of Urbino dormitory.

Students will earn 3 transferable journalism credits from Iowa State University or (for Virginia residents only) through James Madison University.

Istanbul, Turkey (July 14-August 11, 2011) Considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Istanbul is crisscrossed with sumptuous palaces, mosques and gardens where the sultans played; it’s also an energetic modern where people from around the world still come to make their fortunes. You can explore easily by public transportation, and on foot.

Students will study international reporting, basic multimedia techniques and Turkish language and culture. Their stories will be published in a digital magazine, and considered for inclusion in a book about the city. Accommodations will be provided in a modern, comfortable university dormitory. Students will earn 3 transferable units of upper-division undergraduate credit (JOUR 667 International Reporting) through the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.

All programs are $4,995 plus airfare and include housing, university credit, orientation, travel insurance and many cultural activities. Transportation is provided from the airport for students who arrive during the designated pick-up times. Return transportation to the airport is provided for those students who return on the final day of the program.

ieiMedia has been taking students abroad to study media for 10 years. For more information, go to the ieiMedia website.

Students and advisers attending the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville can learn more at the session:
Study/Work Abroad Opportunities for Students
1:30-2:20 p.m., Saturday, October 30
McCreary, 3rd Floor (Conservatory/Skywalk Level)