Study Abroad with the University of Arizona School of Journalism

An Umbrian farmhouse and olive orchard as seen from the ancient walls of Orvieto, Italy. Orvieto, italy is the site of the summer 2012 photojournalism in Italy study abroad program.

Dip your toe into a broader pool of knowledge. Take the plunge this summer into the rainforests of Costa Rica, the ancient labyrinths of Jordan or the hilltop towns of Italy. 

University of Arizona International Journalism programs take you places where you can engage in your learning every day as you experience other cultures and earn credits in elective and required courses in journalism and other subjects. (Visit each program page for more information).

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Why study abroad?

  • To get to know yourself better. It's true. While you learn more about another place and step outside your comfort zone, you learn who you are and where you want to go.
  • To enhance your career. In this competitive marketplace, students with exposure to global issues and cultures are more attractive prospects to recruiters. Study abroad is a relatively low-cost way to stand out from your peers.
  • To gain a more rounded educational experience. Practicing a foreign language in a country where it is spoken and living with locals give you cultural insights and fosters lifelong friendships.
  • To attain a deeper understanding of issues. It's one thing to read about the political economy of the rainforest; it's another thing to see clear-cut areas that will soon be abandoned.  
  • To finish your studies in less time. By completing credits during the summer, you can earn your degree sooner. The journalism adviser can help you chart a course of study that includes study abroad.
  • To get international reporting experience. Students with previous internship experience may even get to do internships while studying abroad. Either way, you get a clip you wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
  • To challenge yourself . . . while having fun!

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”  - Seneca

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11/08/2011 - 8:50am

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