Program Details

Develop your journalism and media skills, from news and sports broadcasting to film production, while exploring famous sites 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:

Your Experiment begins in London, where you will discover major landmarks, such as Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster (home of the British Parliament), and Buckingham Palace. Begin your media training with a visit to the British Film Institute; then start developing your filmmaking, interviewing, and presentation skills. Take part in discussions and seminars on rules and ethics in journalism, the role of the press, freedom of speech, and the effects of social media. Participate in journalism projects and receive expert training from media professionals such as creative writers and members of the press.

Practice your public speaking skills as you interview a Member of Parliament, actors at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and local celebrities. Draw inspiration as you travel to Liverpool to visit The Beatles Story museum and Manchester to tour British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) studios, where you will practice giving your own news report. Travel to Chelsea to learn about specific facets of broadcasting, such as sports media, as you visit the Chelsea Football Club. You will continue meeting with journalists and other field experts during debates and visits to local TV stations.

Perfect your skills during hands-on activities, such as creating your own newspaper or animated short film while you travel to meet your new host family and experience daily British life while working on your projects. You will present your film, newspaper, photo, and writing creations before returning to London for final reflection and exploration.

Cost:
$6,720 USD. $6,720

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 5 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
  • this trip changed my life
    5.0
    08/15/18

    So let's just start by saying that this trip changed my life. No doubt about that. I signed up for this trip to experience something I've never experienced before and they lived up to that expectation and so much more. I met amazing people whom I hope

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