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 abroad as a foreign 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 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.
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. 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.
Apply to Travel Writing in Prague, Czech Republic
Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2023 are due Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s Office of Global Engagement’s StudyAway Portal. If you have any questions about the application process, contact Rebekah Seabolt, Grady’s Global Studies Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Dr. Kyser Lough studies visual communication and solutions journalism, with an emphasis on photojournalism. He teaches graduate-level visual communication method & theory, as well as undergraduate photography and journalism courses. Dr. Lough has worked as a photojournalist, reporter and public relations practitioner. This will be his third study abroad program in Prague, and fifth overall.
Contact Dr. Lough with any questions about the program:
Office: Room 227 – Journalism
Dr. Kyser Lough, Program Faculty
Rebekah R. Seabolt, Global Studies Program Manager
Rebekah Seabolt has been Grady’s Global Studies Program Manager 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 Global Studies Program Manager, Rebekah is the point of contact for all of Grady College’s study abroad and domestic field study programs.