Going to Costa Rica or touring Europe sure sounds great, but there's lots more you need to learn before taking the plunge. And fortunately for you, there are lots of resources. First of all, here is some info on the programs. You can find all the info on our short-term programs page.
In Costa Rica you get to report on the environment, all while practicing your Spanish and earning six credit hours. Here's what Tina Casagrand, a student who went on the adventure, had to say about it:
"I couldn't have studied abroad in Costa Rica at a better time. In the winter of my junior year, I couldn't decide between environmental nonprofits or environmental journalism. Two weeks of focused journalism with an expert instructor sealed the deal. Nothing beats the rush of getting thrust into a developing country, watching spider monkeys fly overhead and then writing about it at night. This was definitely a program for adventurers. Students hiked, spent time on our own with farmers or sloth sanctuary workers, and learned how to navigate within a new government and ecological system. I came away from Costa Rica knowing there's nothing I'd rather do than report on nature and culture. I even added a biology minor to ensure I have a good base in science once I'm out in the real world. Even though the program was only two weeks, it was the final push for a major life decision."
- Tina Casagrand
Travel for two weeks in Europe, touring some of the finest European capitals, media outlets and museums, all while earning two journalism elective credits. Visit newspapers, ad agencies, magazines, television stations, and more in Brussels, Paris, Prague and Rome during winter break! This program offers you the opportunity to explore four countries and gain insight into each unique system of journalism. Travel with a group of about 16 MU students and two MU journalism faculty members through the enchanting cities of Europe. You will stay in some of the finest hotels, ride the renowned rails, and dine on delicious cuisine. Get a taste of study abroad through this two-week program in Europe!
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And finally, remember, the deadline to apply for these programs is this Monday, October 1. That's plenty of time, and we're excited to see all the applications coming in!