Program Details

Travel to England to develop your journalism and media skills, from news and sports broadcasting to film production, while exploring famous sites as you travel from London to Liverpool.
Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Experiment begins in London, where you will discover landmarks such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Begin media training with a visit to the British Film Institute, then start to develop your filmmaking, interviewing, and presentation skills. You will take part in workshops on rules and ethics in journalism and important topics, such as the role of the press, including freedom of speech and the effects of social media. Participate in projects and receive training from writers and members of the press.

In Southport, you will have your first homestay. Practice your public speaking skills as you interview a Member of Parliament and actors at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Draw inspiration as you travel to Liverpool to visit The Beatles Story museum, and Manchester to tour BBC studios. Travel to Chelsea to learn about sports media as you visit the Chelsea Football Club. Continue meeting with journalists and other field experts during debates and visits to local TV stations.

Create your own newspaper or short film while you travel to meet your new host family in Worcester. You will present your film, newspaper, photo, and writing creations before returning to London.

Cost:
$6,490 USD. Does not include international airfare

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds participate through a variety of need-based scholarships. In 2016, The Experiment awarded a total of $2.4 Million in financial aid and scholarships.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • I miss my friends
    5.0
    09/01/18

    Similar to what my peers have said, this experience was so unbelievably incredible. In our time in London, we worked with a nonprofit media organization called “WORLDwrite,” where we learned to use professional camera equipment, conduct interviews,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The summer I will never forget (also custard creams rock)
    5.0
    08/31/18

    So the experience was outstanding. From the food to the people I got to meet, every moment was memorable. Honestly, I never thought I'd enjoy being so out of place. At first, it was like Woah... I'm actually in the U.K. A country I've been wanting to

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • twas a sister splendid time
    5.0
    08/31/18

    Where do I even begin? Every single moment of this trip was phenomenal. I met people who became my family during our four weeks in the UK, and I met people who exposed me to new things. I learned about cultures and communities I hadn't been immersed in

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Summer Ever
    5.0
    08/28/18

    My experience with the Experiment has taught me a lot about myself. I now realize not only do I love traveling and exploring, I need it. Before I would be okay with wasting a weekend stuck inside, but now I’m pushing myself and those around me to get

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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