Global Journalism in Bologna, Italy (3 credits)
Each summer, Journalism and Media Studies students take off for Italy to cover some of the biggest stories of our time, from the struggles of Syrian and African refugees fleeing into Europe to the Brexit-style controversies that may threaten the European Union’s very existence. They also write and shoot stories about Italian life, culture, fashion, and food, in a program that runs for two to four weeks. Mentored by award-winning Rutgers University journalism professors, students work with the University of Bologna student interpreters to write, shoot and publish stories about the city. The course includes day trips to the beautiful Byzantine city of Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the nearby Appennini Mountains, as well as several other cultural events, such as dinners, concerts, museum visits, bike rides, and hikes.
See the international reporting syllabus.
See the travel writing syllabus.
Check out student projects:
Visit the course Facebook page, to see photos and videos from past trips.
Writing the Mediterranean: Italy (3 credits)
Draw inspiration from great Mediterranean journeys and learn to write compelling journey stories of your own. We travel with Dante, Mark Twain, E.M. Forster, Edith Wharton and other important authors through one of the world’s grandest regions, as we explore its legacy of war and exodus, cooking and eating, and romance and revenge. At spring break, we visit Rome and Florence, to report on refugee and urban issues, food and wine culture, and film, sports and fashion, in two cities that have beguiled visitors for centuries.
See a sample syllabus.
Check out a past student project:
Visit the course Facebook page, to see photos and videos from past trips!