Cronkite Study Abroad

 Cronkite School Study Abroad

Cronkite Study Abroad programs enable students to experience other cultures, learn about global media practices and report on international issues while earning academic credit. Cronkite students have covered the Olympic Games in London and Rio de Janeiro and traveled across Europe, Asia and South America, visiting global media companies and cultural landmarks with Cronkite faculty members.

2018 Study Abroad Experiences

Greece (May 29 to June 9, 2018)

During this program, students will learn basics of photojournalism and video storytelling utilizing DSLR cameras and iPhones. Explore the dynamics of journalism in Greece, document a different culture, and learn how to "land" in a new place and start creating content with previous research and planning. Learn more

Japan (July 10-20, 2018)

Japanese citizens spend more time online each day than Americans, yet fewer minutes using social media. Make no mistake, social media is huge in Japan, but personal connection is still king - the Western notion of "viral" applies less, and person-to-person and brand to-person connection matters more. During this program, you will embed yourself in a different environment to learn how specific groups/teams use social media to engage audiences and, when applicable, how they strategize and measure social media performance. Learn more

Scotland (July 11-24, 2018)

This will be an immersive, experiential program, where students will employ the journalism skills they have developed at the Cronkite School in a real world setting, producing written, video, and photo journalism content about the role of golf in Scottish culture, exploring everything from the birth of the sport to the modern state of the game to the Open Championship (aka The British Open). Learn more

Past Study Abroad Experiences

Ireland (2017): Students learned the fundamentals of photojournalism and video storytelling using DSLR cameras and iPhones in Ireland. The experience included cultural visits to sites of interest in and around Dublin.

United Kingdom (2017): Students traveled to London to examine the dynamics of Europe following the Brexit vote. The experience also included a look at journalism practices and media culture in England in comparison to the United States.

Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy (2016): Students traveled to Berlin, London and Milan, visiting global newsrooms, public relations agencies and other media outlets while getting a taste of what it’s like to be a foreign correspondent.

Jordan, Turkey and Israel (2016): Students examined the role of social media and its impact in the Middle East as well as social justice in Amman, Istanbul and Jerusalem while visiting media companies and historical landmarks. 

Brazil (2016): Students covered the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Cronkite News and professional media outlets under the guidance of Cronkite faculty members. The experience offers unparalleled experiences to be a part of the world’s largest sporting event. 

The United Kingdom, Germany and Italy (2015): Students with faculty toured London, Berlin and Milan, visiting global media companies, including CNN’s London bureau and Milan headquarters of the world’s largest public relations agency, Edelman.

The United Kingdom, France and Italy (2014): Students with faculty spent three weeks in London, Paris and Milan, interviewing journalists and visiting major media organizations such as CNN and the BBC in London, Bloomberg in Paris and Edelman public relations in Milan.

Brazil (2013): Students traveled between Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, to experience culture and learn how to report on international issues. Students with faculty visited news organizations and global companies, reporting on issues such as deep water oil drilling and the impact of soccer.

The United Kingdom (2012): Students went to London to cover the Summer Olympic Games, reporting on the athletes, events, fan experience and more. Students under the guidance of Cronkite faculty produced broadcast, digital and print packages for media outlets across Arizona.

China (2012): Students set out in Beijing and Shanghai to determine what constitutes the "Chinese Dream" and what difficulties they encountered in achieving it. Students produced in-depth reports under the supervision of faculty, interviewing a diverse array of sources.

The United Kingdom, France and Spain (2012): Students examined the differences in social media in London, Paris and Barcelona, visiting global media companies such as CNN and producing multimedia stories on cultural landmarks, sports and the arts. 

The United Kingdom, France and Italy (2011): Students toured London, Paris and Rome, examining the rise of social media and its impact on international news. Students and faculty met with professional journalists and media officials while visiting cultural landmarks.