Program Dates

This program operates in the Summer 1 session (June) each year. For Summer 2020, students will arrive in Dublin, Ireland June 7, 2020 and will depart the program on June 27, 2020.

The Course and Course Objectives

Students will receive three hours of elective credit during the Travel Writing in Dublin Study Abroad Program. This three hour course is listed under the JOUR 5570 course listing. There are no necessary prerequisites for this course.

By the end of this program students will be travel journalists with all the practical tools needed to work in the field.

Students will learn how to:

  1. Write while learning about a different culture
  2. Develop strong stories for print and the web
  3. Incorporate time pegs and think on their feet
  4. Pitch articles to editors

Who can apply?

The Travel Writing in Dublin Study Abroad Program is open to university students (including graduate students) in the United States who are majoring, minoring or simply interested in journalism or communications. There are no academic prerequisites.

Apply to Travel Writing in Dublin

Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2020 are due by 5pm, Thursday, January 16th, 2020.

To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s Office of Global Engagement’s Study Away Portal.  If you have any questions about the application process, contact Rebekah Ryan, Grady College distance learning coordinator, at

The 2017 Dublin team met Pól Ó Conghaile, a professional travel writer and editor, to talk about the industry and learn a few tips.

Amanda Bright, academic professional, Grady College Department of Journalism

Program Faculty

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Bright spent 15 years in print and online journalism as a reporter, photographer, copy editor/designer, page one editor and news editor. She also spent 10 years teaching journalism and advising high school newspapers and yearbooks, as well as speaking and writing about trends in journalism education. At Eastern Illinois University, Bright taught news writing and design, advised the Warbler yearbook, and taught online courses for journalism advisers. Recently, she was media content coordinator for Indiana State Online, website co-administrator and social media director for the Illinois Journalism Education Association, and education editor for MediaShift.

Program Staff

Rebekah Ryan has been Grady College’s distance learning coordinator since August 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts in public health from Georgia College and State University in 2011 and a master of arts in public relations from the University of Georgia in 2016. As the distance learning coordinator, Rebekah is the point of contact for all of Grady College’s study abroad and domestic field study programs.

Tel: 706-542-4181


Office: Room 311A- Journalism Building

Rebekah Seabolt, Grady's Global Study CoordinatorRebekah R. Seabolt, Global Studies Coordinator

More Domestic Field Study & Study Abroad Opportunities

Learn more about Grady College’s domestic field study and study abroad programs, and also find information about other Grady courses taught abroad. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah R. Seabolt, Grady College global studies coordinator, at, 706-542-4181, Office 311-A- Journalism Building.

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