How to Study Journalism Abroad

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If you’re majoring in journalism, you’re probably curious, inquisitive, and driven. You love to explore and ask questions, and you’re great at communicating important information in a creative way. Each of these skills will be invaluable during your study abroad experience! Not only will you be totally comfortable living in a foreign city and meeting new people, you’ll also be eager to explore the sites and learn as much as you can about your new home.

Studying abroad is a great way to supplement a degree in journalism. You’ll have the opportunity to gain a new perspective abroad, and might even be able to write for a paper overseas through a university program or outside internships. If you’re tired of reporting about the lackluster news on your college’s campus, head abroad for tons of new inspiration. Continue reading for more important information about studying journalism abroad.

Studying journalism abroad will force you out of your comfort zone, something you'll need to become accustomed to as a journalist. Going abroad will give you a new perspective on the world and will help shape your professional style of reporting. There are several different types of journalism that will be available to you for study.

Broadcast

This is a difficult type of journalism to break into, but ultimately very rewarding. When searching for study abroad programs in broadcasting, make sure you find one that allows you to gain experience through student-run television or radio programs. This type of work is great for students who can work under pressure and are not afraid to approach others.

Photojournalism

Think of the stories your photos from study abroad will tell! When you study photojournalism abroad, your assignments will show you the process of creating news photographs and photo essays. You will learn how your photos can make an impact and the ethical implications such work has. If you are inspired by the visual aspect of journalism, this type of program would be excellent for you.

Foreign Correspondent

This one probably seems a little obvious for a study abroad student. What better way to show employers your capability as a foreign correspondent? Experience the global journalist's life while learning from veterans in the field. Just as you would with a program that focuses on broadcasting, make sure you find a program that allows you to gain some hands-on experience.

Newspaper

If you're passionate about printed news, studying abroad will help you experience new cultures and experiences, and as a result, you will gain a new perspective on the news of the world. Depending on where you travel, you may need to be proficiently fluent in reading another language. This type of program would be great for those who are passionate about the events or politics occuring in a specific area of the world.

There are many top-rated journalism schools all around the world, so be assured that you’ll have access to stimulating and high-caliber courses wherever you choose to study abroad. The most important thing to consider when making this decision is what destination interests you the most, because as a journalism major much of your studies will be driven by your surroundings.

Europe

England has many of the world’s most-renowned journalism schools - as a plus, you’ll be able to practice your writing skills without contending with a foreign language! If you choose to study journalism in England, you’ll gain a lot of insight into the culture and current events of Europe. You’ll also have the chance to travel throughout the continent. France and Russia are also great destinations for journalism students to consider in Europe.

Australia

Australia is a unique destination that you should consider if you want to study abroad. Sydney have a few universities with top-rated journalism programs, and you might even get the opportunity to intern at a newspaper in the city.

Asia

Finally, consider heading to Asia for a real adventure. Although the language barrier might make it difficult to for many to write, if you have any experience with Mandarin, Japanese, or another Asian language this experience could really enhance your studies.

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Germany

FU-BEST
While Berlin is THE city to explore in Europe, FU-BEST is the academic program to help you make the most out of this experien...

Spain

CIEE
Explore. Engage. Create. Combining intensive language study, student-driven media projects, and professional opportunities, C...

New Zealand

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Come to Auckland, New Zealand for an amazing study abroad semester or academic year with ISA. There are two excellent choices...

Italy

USAC
USAC and Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy have partnered up, offering an exciting study abroad program for students intere...

New Zealand

The University of Auckland
Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, Screen Tools is a hands-...

Czech Republic

CEA Study Abroad
Study in the heart of ancient Bohemia: Prague! With a growing economy, vibrant art and music scenes, an influential intellect...

Italy

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and Apicius International School of Hospitality...

England

CAPA The Global Education Network
Though it’s just a hop across the pond, CAPA’s London program will always remind you that you’re somewhere new. Try and learn...

South Korea

Asia Exchange
Study abroad in South Korea, in the capital city of Seoul, and enjoy the excellent academic standards of the best internation...

France

The American University of Paris
In our summer programs, you’ll engage in lively discussions, in-depth language study, and intensive workshops with professors...

Argentina

The Experiment in International Living
Develop your photography skills and practice your Spanish as you explore Argentine society and social issues. Embark on a han...

Scotland

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
How does spending a semester or year at University of Stirling in Scotland sound? If that sounds amazing then you've found th...

Spain

API
Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain with API next semester! Suffolk University's Liberal Arts and Sciences program is designed for...

United Kingdom

London South Bank University
Our central London location really puts you in the heart of the city! Our university has its own campus - so you will be able...

Spain

CEA Study Abroad
Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, features a cosmopolitan atmosphere, a temperate climate, marvelous art, and fantastic...