Travel Writing in Prague
Whether you dream of telling stories of your travels, of working abroad as a foreign correspondent, or of something else entirely, this course, in the historic city of Prague, Czech Republic, will provide you with the tools you will need and the knowledge to use them with confidence.
Students will grow as storytellers and travelers and ultimately be able to appreciate the wide differences in perspectives and values found among nations and peoples. Learn to see the importance of place and history in even the most routine stories you report. Students will have the chance to pursue personal passions – art, science, politics, any other topic – in a new context.
This program will operate in June for 2023. The exact dates are subject to change slightly at this time, but it is expected to run June 6th–June 29th, 2023.
Students will receive three hours of elective course during this program. (JOUR 5570- Introduction to Travel Writing).
The objectives for this course are for students to develop an understanding of foreign travel and to learn and practice the skills required of a travel journalist. To think critically about gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other forms of diversity in relation to travel journalism and to evaluate how various digital media are disrupting travel journalism.
This program is open to all majors. Strong candidates include students who are passionate and interested in journalism or writing. They have a high level of personal responsibility and genuine interest in the educational aspect of this program.
Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2023 are due Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
Costs & Logistics
The program costs vary from year to year depending on number of students enrolled, exchange rates, and logistical cost changes. The ESTIMATED program fee for Summer 2023 has not been determined at this time. The Program Fee for May 2022 was $2,755 (this includes a $300 security deposit paid upon acceptance to the program). This amount is only an estimate and is subject to change until all students are accepted to the program in the Spring.
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.
- Travel Health Insurance through UGA
- A welcome dinner, and a closing dinner
- Transit pass for trams, buses, subways
- A dedicated classroom with WiFi access
The program fee listed above does not include:
- 3 hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory fees (See UGA’s website for updated tuition and fees rates for 2023)
- International airfare (Typically around $1,200 – $1,500)
- Ground transportation while in each City (personal travel)
- Books – if applicable
- Personal Purchases and weekend travel
- International Data plan for your personal cell phone. This is a requirement.
- Passport cost if the student does not have one already
- Miscellaneous expenses
Housing & Meals
2023 Lodging information is in the works. Stay tuned for updated information in the weeks ahead! In 2022, students stayed two to a room in the Prague Marriott Hotel. Students are expected to pay for their own meals throughout the duration of the program. However, continental breakfast is provided at the hotel each morning. A welcome and closing dinner celebration will be provided to students as well.