Travel to Prague, Czech Republic and be immersed in an exciting travel-writing course that focuses on subjects that you are most passionate about.
Whether you dream of telling stories of your travels, or of working in hostile countries as a war correspondent, or of something else entirely, this course, in the historic city of Prague, 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 operates in Maymester term. For May 2022, students will arrive in Prague on May 19 and will depart from Prague on June 9, 2022.
The Course and Course Objectives
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.
Who can apply?
This program is open to all majors, though a general interest in journalism, travel writing, broadcast news, or a related field is preferred.
Apply to Travel Writing in Prague, Czech Republic
Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2022 are due by Friday, January 14th, 2022.
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 R. Seabolt, Grady College global studies coordinator, at email@example.com.
Jonathan Peters is a media law professor at the University of Georgia, with appointments in the Grady College and the School of Law. He is the press freedom correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review, and he has written about legal issues for many other news outlets, including Esquire, The Atlantic, Slate, Wired, CNN, and PBS. He has also written about the NHL for Sports Illustrated. His work has been noted by papers like The Washington Post and programs like John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight.” Peters is a volunteer First Amendment lawyer for several nonprofits, and he has conducted legal seminars for dozens of news outlets, most recently the radio show “This American Life” and the podcast “Serial.” Peters is currently working on a project to develop legal guidelines for press rights at peaceful assemblies on behalf of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, based on Vienna, and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, based in Warsaw.
Contact Dr. Peters with any questions about the program:
Jonathan Peters, assistant professor, Journalism
Rebekah R. Seabolt, Global Studies Coordinator
Rebekah R. Seabolt has been Grady College’s global studies 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.