Program Dates

Dates for Summer 2019 have not been determined at this time. For Maymester 2018, students arrived in Munich Wednesday, May 9, classes began on Thursday, May 10 and ended on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Students left the program on Thursday, May 31.

Program Objectives

This study abroad course will be concerned with travel journalism that shares three qualities:

  • An emphasis on cultural awareness
  • Ambition to provide depth or insight beyond travel guidebook entries
  • Complexity of theme, material and structure

Students will leave the program feeling better equipped to be journalists across the globe.

For more detailed information download the course syllabus and outline.
JOUR 5570—Introduction to Travel Journalism/Prague

Why may apply?

This program is open to all students interested in travel writing or journalism. There are no pre-requisites for the course, however a general interest in journalism or writing is preferred.

Apply to Travel Writing in Munich

Applications are now being accepted with rolling admissions.

To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s Office of International Education’s GoAbroad Portal.  That is where all domestic field study and study abroad program applications are housed. If you have any questions about the application process or deadlines, contact Rebekah Ryan, Grady College distance learning coordinator, at

Program Costs

The program costs vary from year to year depending on number of students enrolled, exchange rates, and logistical cost changes. The total cost for Summer 2019 hasn’t been determined at this time and is subject to change slightly from what is advertised to students. For Summer 2018 the PROGRAM FEE was $3,700 (this includes the $300 security deposit paid upon acceptance to the program).

In addition to the program fee, students are expected to pay 3 hours of In-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees through their Athena student accounts after registration. The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships can be applied towards TUITION only if applicable. **non-UGA transient students may have an additional $250 fee upon registration**

The program fee listed above includes the following:
– Lodging in double-occupancy, air-conditioned, rooms with a full bath
– A welcome dinner and a closing dinner
– Daily transit passes for trams, buses, subways
– Wifi access
– European cell phone to use while in country

The program fee listed above DOES NOT include: 
– 3 hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees
– Roundtrip airfare to Munich, Germany (typically around $1,200 -$1,500)
– Meals (it’s been suggested to budget around $25-$35 a day for meals depending on personal eating habits)
– Books and educational supplies
– Laundry
– Leisure “optional weekend excursions”
– International telephone calls if applicable

Lodging and Meals

Students will share a double hotel room with a classmate of the same gender at the Munich Residence Inn by Marriott for the duration of the program.

Students will be responsible for their meals throughout this program. As you prepare for travel, put together a budget of how much you expect to spend on meals and incidentals each day. A popular amount is $25-$35/day on food, and $10/day on incidentals. A welcome and closing dinner will be scheduled at no out-of-pocket expense to students.

Program Faculty

Professor Dodie Cantrell-Bickley. Bickley holds thirty+ years in various television news positions including anchor, investigative reporter, executive producer and News Director. As News Director launched one of the first local news websites in the United States. Seven years leading CBS, NBC and ABC stations as President/General Manager.

Dodie Cantrell 2016 (Photos/Stephanie Moreno,
Rebekah Ryan, Distance Learning Coordinator

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

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 Ryan, Grady College distance learning coordinator, at, 706-542-4181, Office 311-A- Journalism Building.

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