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Global Journalism Residency

Take what you've learned in class and put it to work at a leading international media company during this groundbreaking, quarter-long program that challenges you to see journalism through a global lens.

Medill's priority is always the health and safety of our students so we may make adjustments to planned travel based on guidance from

Northwestern's Office of Global Safety and Security.

Change your perspective

Student standing outside talking into a microphone. There's a fence and a dirt racetrack in the background.
Timothyna Duncan (BSJ16) served as a multimedia reporter for the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Interact with people and culture on a different level by immersing yourself as a reporter or public relations specialist. It will transform the way you view journalism and your place in the world.

You will live and work in one of the three global residency locations – Argentina, Qatar or South Africa – where you will become part of the community.

The Medill network will be with you every step of the way, with a multi-tiered support network that includes an onsite supervisor, a local coordinator, a faculty adviser and support from Northwestern's international program office.

Tell your story

You will have the opportunity to contribute to your news organization in a host of ways, from breaking news to long-form projects, putting your skills to the test in environments that will shape your journalism future and serve as an impressive calling card on your resume.

Caroline Vakil (BSJ18) completed her Global Journalism Residency at the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg.
Working in South Africa for my JR experience enabled me to grow professionally and personally. I learned how to pitch story ideas in an international context, befriended many South African journalists and became more confident in my reporting abilities.

Caroline Vakil (BSJ18) completed her Global Journalism Residency at the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg.

Students standing in front of La Nacion sign.


  • La Nacion, Buenos Aires
  • Perfil, Buenos Aires
  • The Bubble, Buenos Aires
  • Amnesty International, Buenos Aires
  • El Cronista, Buenos Aires
  • Alurralde Jasper and Associates, Buenos Aires
  • Urban Grupo de Comunicación, Buenos Aires
Student working at a computer in a newsroom.

South Africa

  • Cape Argus, Cape Town
  • Cape Times, Cape Town
  • eNCA, Johannesburg
  • Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg
  • Native Agency, Cape Town
  • The Star and Saturday Star, Johannesburg
Student standing and smiling in front of a newsroom.


  • Al Jazeera English, Doha
  • Qatar Today, Doha