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Short-Term Global Opportunities

Explore the worldwide media landscape with these short-term, faculty-led programs designed to provide a window into global media outlets and fascinating international news stories.

Students at the New York Times China Bureau
Students visit The New York Times China Bureau. Medill students traveled to China to report on the experiences of Chinese students who study in the U.S. and return home.

Journalism without borders

Journalism, and its evolving and critical role in society, isn’t unique to the United States. The international media landscape continues to expand, and Medill’s short-term global programs give you a first-hand look at the issues that shape world news coverage.

From reporting at refugee camps in Paris to multimedia storytelling alongside students in Qatar, Medill's short-term global programs provide you with a one-of-a-kind journalism experience under the watchful eye and career-enhancing guidance of faculty who are also veteran journalists with years of experience in the field. 

Make the world your classroom as you ask questions and find answers on a global stage. Connect with your instructors on a deeper level. And, develop friendships with students from around the world during these programs, which Medill is committed to making accessible with financial aid. As an added bonus, these global trips are an exciting way to fulfill the sophomore-level course requirement, Journalism in Practice.

I am proud that one of Medill’s global experiences prepared me to put my best foot forward, regardless of where I am in the world."Nesa Mangal (BSJ16)

Available experiences

We offer several themed global experiences, including Journalism in Practice. In this course, you work in class to learn about your themes and begin coursework. You then travel, usually over spring break, and finish your projects after you return. Recent examples of these themes include:

For more information, contact Assistant Director of External Programs Kate Lee.