Program Details

In our new 25-day summer program in Kyoto, students will work as international journalists, reporting on the life of this fascinating city.
Location:
Kyoto, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Students in ieiMedia's journalism study-abroad programs don't just see they world, they cover it.

In our new 25-day summer program in Kyoto, students will work as international journalists, reporting on the life of this fascinating city. Kyoto is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites and more than 2,000 shrines and temples, as well as modern attractions like the International Manga Museum, karaoke bars and the delightful Iwatayama Monkey Park. Students will be paired with bilingual Japanese students who will act as cultural ambassadors and interpreters. Together they will hunt for captivating stories, interview residents and produce text or multimedia stories for an online magazine.

The program is open to English-speaking journalism and communications majors and others who have had experience working for a college or professional media organization. Students will have weekends free to travel independently.

Students will earn 3 transferable academic units.

Setting Description:
Kyoto is a delightful mix of old and new, traditional and modern. An extensive system of trains, buses and inexpensive taxis makes this lively city of 1.5 million easy to explore. The former imperial capital boasts a stunning collection of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. And it has earned an international reputation for its traditional arts, museums and sizzling nightlife.
Cost:
$4995 USD. Includes 3 credits, lodging in traditional Japanese guesthouse or student apartment, travel insurance, welcome and farewell meals, program activities and cultural events. Excludes airfare.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Open to university students and recent graduates. Education in journalism or experience on a school publication desirable but not required.
Scholarships:
No

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