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Medill Global Student Fellows Program

As a returned Medill Global participant, you hold valuable insight into your program as well as its host country, media landscape and culture. Share this knowledge by leading the next cohort of participants as a fellow.

Students sit on a couch and take notes during a reporting session in Israel
Anna White, a 2018 peer fellow, sits with student participants on the Medill Israel program during a reporting session.

Extend your global experience

As a fellow, you will serve as a student representative of Medill in a leadership capacity for one of the BSJ Medill Global programs in 2019. This alumni engagement program is designed to cultivate global leaders at Medill, while also strengthening future Medill Global programs by fostering community and global citizenship among program participants.

Commitment timeline

During fall quarter, you will work with potential participants by attending info sessions and responding to student inquiries. In winter quarter, you will complete a series of professional development workshops designed to prepare you for your leadership role while abroad, while also attending the course associated with your Medill Global program. Over spring break, you will travel with the group, acting as a resource for students struggling with discordant situations and facilitating discussions of cultural awareness and growth. In spring quarter, you’ll help students through the re-entry process by contributing to group reflections.

Fellowship benefits

You will work closely with the faculty program leader, the office of student life and the dean’s office staff in preparing for this experience. Fellowship benefits include:

My Medill Global experience provided me with the opportunity to become a more informed and well-traveled individual. Going back as a peer leader helped me build on that experience by strengthening my mentorship and leadership skills. I was helping 18 travelers, many of whom were navigating their first trips abroad or to Asia, while also supporting them in dealing with the stresses of reporting."Jordan Moreau (BSJ19)

Requirements and next steps


How to apply