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Global Residency Program

Gain international exposure and build on your Medill training by spending 10-12 weeks in a newsroom abroad as an optional fifth quarter.

Student holding BBC microphone on London street and using iphone to boradcast report.

Marianna Brady (MSJ17) on the job during her Global Residency at BBC.com in London. She worked on the mobile-and-new-formats team.

Build your portfolio abroad

In the Global Residency Program, you will gain experience and perspectives which prepare you to be a globally focused journalist, whether you work in the U.S. or abroad.

You may be placed with news organizations and publications in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania or the Americas, at sites selected to fit your skills, interests and career goals. You'll complete a range of assignments similar in quality and quantity to those of an advanced entry-level professional staff member. It is not unusual for students on global residency to produce high-profile stories that receive widespread international play. Increasingly, these stories are produced in multimedia formats and prominently displayed on major websites.

Through planning, coordination and constant feedback, you build your portfolio from a program of increasingly challenging assignments.

Global Residency students earn a full quarter of academic credit. You are advised throughout the program by Medill’s global residency coordinator; an onsite supervisor such as an editor, news director, bureau chief or production leader; and a Medill faculty adviser.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Bill Handy.

Recent Global Residency Program Sites