Studying abroad could be just one click away!
Studying abroad is great fun, but it's not free. You probably knew that. But what you probably do not know is that the University of Michigan has a great page detailing creative ways to raise money to go abroad. Not only that, but it has great tips for how to manage finances and make sure that you can go.
Studying abroad could be just one click away!
Our fair is coming up!
To all of you who stopped by yesterday for the Fall Welcome event at RJI, thank you!
And there are more events coming up you need to keep in mind, most importantly our own fair, in RJI 100, Friday, Sep 7 between 11:00 and 2:00.
We have lots and lots of programs to suit your study abroad needs. If you want to do an internship abroad, you can choose from six different countries. If you want to do an exchange, you have eleven countries. And if you don't want to go for very long, there are eight...
Why would you want to go to this fair?
It'll be the one-stop-shop to learn about all our programs, get flyers and brochures, ask lots of questions.
There will be the directors of the programs there and students who went abroad on one of our programs. You're not going to get the opportunity to have so many resources in one place until the next fair, which'll be in the Spring semester.
... and finally, you could win stuff, including a $1000 scholarship to study abroad.
When you come to the fair you can fill out a little form with your name and contact info. Afterwards we'll draw some cards and give away the following:
If you're even mildly curious about studying or working abroad, not going to the fair would be a less than wise decision, we think. Also we just like to meet new people!
Friday, September 7 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
See you there!
London: One of our 11 Exchange Programs
Don't think that London is only interesting during the Olympics! It's the capital of what used to be the biggest empire the world has ever seen, and it's got tons to offer you in terms of education and fun.
First of all, keep in mind that if you go on our exchange program in the UK, you'll get the real deal: this is the real study-abroad experience you've been craving since high school. That means getting a taste of studying abroad, getting to know foreign students, and it means doing whatever it is students do after class, but in England, just one hour north of London. Not in Columbia.
There you'll get to know a brand new culture within the burden of having to overcome a language barrier. What's more, the university - the University of Westminster - is super-popular with international students, with about 4,000 of them per 23,000 enrolled.
So what's the area like?
In the northwest end of London, just past the glow of the city lights, students will find the historic, yet ever increasingly metropolitan Borough of Harrow. A city of archeological and historic importance, Harrow was once home to Roman settlers and has even provided evidence of the presence of pre-historic man. Preservation of Harrow's history has remained a priority for the city, giving tourists and students alike an opportunity to experience sites such as the Homestead Manor, the oldest standing timber frame house in Middlesex, as well as nine archeological sites which have been "Scheduled" by the British government as having national archeological importance.
The word Harrow carries with it an Anglo-Saxon meaning of temple or sacred grove; upon Harrow-on-the-Hill, believed to be the site of such a temple, visitors are able to survey the city which sprawls out beneath them, even taking in a view of London on a clear day. Amidst this abundance of history, students will find a surprising little metropolitan city which takes pride in its newly constructed modern buildings and its array of contemporary shopping. Art galleries share the streets with trendy, student filled clubs, while a quieter atmosphere may be found in the traditional pubs of the area. As a student you will experience all that Harrow has to offer, walking the streets that Winston Churchill once strolled up and down as a student at the famous Harrow School, all the while only a short train ride away from downtown London.
Want to know know more? Click here!
Want to know how to apply? Click here!
Want to know when the deadline to apply is? Read here: September 20 (Scholarship deadline - October1)
Travelling has always captivated people's imaginations, and thankfully for us stationary ones, quite a few have written about their adventures travelling. Condé Nast Traveler conveniently compiled a list of the 86 best travel books EVER, so if you're wondering what to read next, just click the link! In between your coursework and your social life, relax a bit with one of these books and take yourself to other places.
Here's some of what the list has:
"Along the Ganges
Ilija Trojanow (2006)
An emigrant from Cold War Bulgaria now living in Cape Town, Trojanow brings a pan-religious enthusiasm to his writings on Asia, and in his journey from the Ganges's source to the chaotic cities along its course, he treats the river and its Hindu devotees with fascination, respect, and an eye for detail. Nominated by Nuruddin Farah (Haus Publishers, $20).
Wilfred Thesiger (1959)
Born in Ethiopia to a British diplomat, the writer-explorer was disenchanted with the West and spent five years traveling among the bedouins of southern Arabia, detailing their disappearing way of life. For his dedication and his eloquence, Paul Theroux puts him "on my classics list" (Penguin, $15).
An Area of Darkness
V. S. Naipaul (1965)
This is old-school Naipaul—the Subcontinental chronicle that made his name and expertly defined the India of the early sixties (even the writer's former protégé turned nemesis Paul Theroux confesses admiration). Linh Dinh calls it "penetrating, taut, and funny," with the caveat that "the only flaw with Naipaul is the fact that he does not drink alcohol, which curtails his access to many social situations" (Vintage, $14)."
-Condé Nast Traveler
Do you think you need to go abroad to go abroad? You might be right, technically, if you say yes, but there are options for experiencing the international world right here in the US of A. Not only do they offer no less exciting opportunities than our programs abroad, but they're also cheaper: you won't need to pay for a flight across an ocean.
What I'm talking about are our New York City and Washington D.C. internship programs. With these programs, you get to choose between the capital of the Leader of the Free World and the Media Capital of the World. Not necessarily the capitals of espresso and lounging by the Seine, but still not bad.
Wanna learn more? Not a problem...
About the Washington DC Program
The Missouri School of Journalism's Washington Program offers both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to spend a semester in one of the media and political world capitals. Washington D.C. is a city of neighborhoods. It boasts a robust public transportation system, anchored by the Metro. Getting around the city is quite easy, and students will interact with other interns and young professionals from around the U.S. and the world. The vibe of Washington is young and purposed. From the imposing government buildings dotting the Hill, to the cobblestone streets and high-end boutiques of Georgetown, Washington truly is a fascinating city. Students will discover its first-rate restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, museums, and dialog.
And more? Also not a problem.
About the New York Program
The Missouri School of Journalism's New York Program offers Missouri Journalism students a unique program of study, a network of colleagues, faculty guidance and summer residence in the media capital of the world. New York City is home to major national television networks, national newspapers, world headquarters of advertising agencies and public relations firms and major photo agencies. The city becomes the students' extended classroom.
New York City is the media capital of the world, home to major national television networks, national newspapers, world headquarters of advertising agencies and public relations firms and major photo agencies. These Missouri Journalism students take in the sights of the city at night. In addition to their journalism internship work, students attend seminars with New York editors, producers, journalists and media executives. Interns will have opportunities to meet Missouri School of Journalism alumni working in New York and to explore one of the world's most amazing cities. A weekly seminar course is instructed by a faculty leader from the Missouri School of Journalism. Classes are held at the City University of New York, located in Times Square.
The New York Program is open to graduate students, MU juniors and seniors. Students from any sequence can take part in the interdisciplinary program for up to nine credits.
If you're not yet rushing to click on our "How to Apply" link, then read about these programs on their respective pages: Washington D.C. and New York City.
by Martial Genest
A new semester has begun, which means it's time for a whole new round of fairs and application deadlines. So read this post, browse our site, and come by our office to learn everything you need to know.
First things first: there are two study abroad affairs coming up in September, one for all departments and one just for the J-school. The general one is 11-3 on Wednesday, September 5 at Memorial Union, and if you don't have a major yet, we'd recommend you go. You'll see what all the departments have to offer.
If you're already in the J-school, you need to go to our very own study abroad fair, which will be held on the first floor of the RJI building on Friday, September 7, 11-2. There you'll get the chance to speak not only to students who've been on the programs we offer, but also the directors of those programs. Any questions you might have, they'll be able to answer.
So let's say you've done your research, you've made a decision, and you've talked to people who've gone where you want to go. Sorry to say, that doesn't mean your work is over. Not at all. Now, you've got some applications to fill out. Here are the deadlines for the different categories of programs and for the scholarship:
So as you see, you don't have all that much time to do your application. So we humbly recommend that you do not procrastinate.
Also, remember that even research can be fun (you are in the J-school, after all). You might see that in the process of deciding where to go you'll learn heaps about countries around the world you knew nothing about! Make sure to stop by this blog once in a while for posts about our different destinations and lots of useful links where you can learn more.
And finally: if neither the site nor the fairs satisfy your information needs, schedule an appointment with Tami Lorenson, our study abroad advisor. And if you're wondering how studying abroad can fit into your college education, you can also talk to your academic advisor.
Useful pages on our site:
by Fedor Zarkhin
Singapore might seem like it's far away, both geographically and culturally, but it's not a place beyond your reach. The J-school has a study abroad program there, and although the country might not be as well-known to Americans as, say, Japan or France, that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider going there.
And to help you learn about the place, there's the Nanyang Technological Institute's own newsletter. There you can learn all about the university you could study at and what's going on over there. So check out the newsletter, and think about it!
by Fedor Zarkhin
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