Study Abroad

The School of Journalism offers Study Abroad opportunities in Costa Rica and Italy each summer. 

International Journalism in Costa Rica

International Journalism in Italy

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!


Financial Assistance

The School of Journalism offers the Carpenter Student Travel Scholarship to assist students. About $3,000 is available every year from this endowed fund.

Review the process to apply here.

Download application here.

The School also offers the International Journalism Travel Award for graduate students. It is a $2,000 award for students pursuing a career in international journalism.

Download the information flier here.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences