Program Details

Learn how to research and produce written content, and receive guidance in establishing a successful career in the fields of environmental journalism and travel writing.
George, South Africa
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Summer, Year Round
Work Types:
Animal Sciences, Arts & Architecture, Journalism, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:

Environmental journalism and travel writing are both powerful tools to advocate for the natural world and to inform the general public on ways to travel sustainably and how to best experience the wonders of nature.

To be a successful environmental journalist you must have an understanding of current environmental concerns; be up to date with environmental policy decisions and organisations; understand scientific studies;  have knowledge of historical environmental events, and above all else, possess an enquiring and curious mind. To make it in travel writing you must know how to market yourself properly and how to “move beyond your location”; to create compelling stories from your travels. Travel writing is a hugely competitive field and it is hard to break into this market.

Additional Program Information

You don’t need any experience or academic qualifications in journalism. A basic understanding on how to use a computer and the internet is preferable. The course is best suited to those that have an interest in further exploring the careers such as environmental journalism or travel/ features writer. However, anyone who wants to improve their writing skills whilst travelling around the Garden Route will enjoy the course.

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