Maggy Zanger, a professor of practice in the School of Journalism, will help lead a Study Abroad session in Oman and Dubai over the UA's winter session, Dec. 27-Jan. 12, 2014.
Students will spend five days in Dubai and 11 days in Oman, learning to work as a journalist in another country and gaining an appreciation of the Arab culture. Cost is approximately $4,000, not including airfare, but costs will go down if more students sign up. Zanger will lead the session with Diane Guerrazzi of San Jose State University.
Zanger was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years, starting centers in Baghdad and Sulaimani to train Iraqi journalists to work for independent news media. Zanger previously was a faculty member at the American University in Cairo, for nearly four years and the coordinator of the publications program of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.