Study and intern abroad programs

Study abroad

The School of Media and Journalism offers six study abroad exchanges in London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Brisbane, Hong Kong and Pamplona. These exchanges offer the opportunity to complete some MJ-specific degree requirements with courses taken abroad, something that is not usually possible through general UNC study abroad programs.

The exchanges are administered through the UNC Study Aboard office but managed by the MJ-school. Students must be admitted to the MJ-school and have taken MEJO 153: Newswriting to be eligible for these programs. Credit transfer is not guaranteed and should be confirmed with the MJ-school before beginning the exchange.

Questions about these exchanges should be directed to Michael Penny in Carroll 307.  Announcements about these exchanges are distributed through Twitter @UNCMJGlobal.

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University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia

Founded in 1921, UQ's School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) has recently moved into new, purpose-built premises and redesigned the curriculum to better equip students for a career in the communication industries of the 21st century. SJC has its own 24-hour radio station and gives students the opportunity to publish written and multimedia work on widely available digital platforms.

UQ has more than 40,000 students and is situated on a campus four miles from the center of Brisbane. Bus and river transport allows easy access to downtown Brisbane and there are many cycle and walking paths around campus and the city. Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and is located close to the beaches of Queensland.

Courses offered in: Journalism and PR/Advertising specializations

Semesters offered: Spring and fall

Find other details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

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City University London - England

City’s Department of Journalism is the oldest and biggest of its kind in London. MJ students will enjoy access to state-of-the-art digital newsrooms and multimedia studios allowing for the creation of news pieces for print, television, radio, and the Web. The department offers top-quality instruction from lecturers with extensive professional experience at outlets such as the BBC, The Times, and The Guardian. Students will take four courses in the Department of Journalism covering practical reporting and editing skills, key issues in current affairs and politics which journalists need to be familiar with, and a course on sociology and the media.

CUL is situated close to the financial district and the up-and-coming areas of east London. Whether you are interested in museums or galleries, theaters or music venues, pubs or restaurants, there are numerous options on your doorstep. Studying in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world makes every day exciting with countless opportunities to learn, explore, and have fun.

Courses offered in: Journalism specializations

Semesters offered: Spring and fall

Find other details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

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Sciences Po - Paris, France

In the Undergraduate Journalism Program for International Students at Sciences Po, students participate in workshops with practicing professional journalists that focus on techniques of reporting and writing, with a subject focus on French culture and society. Students also attend lectures with Sciences Po faculty that provide historical background, conceptual tools and critical perspectives related to contemporary journalism. Finally, students take mandatory French-language classes that correspond with their levels of proficiency. This program is conducted in English although students are encouraged to take an elective class taught in French. To ensure students are able to live successfully in Paris, participants are required to have taken at least 4 semesters of French language instruction. More information about the Undergraduate Journalism Program is available at its website.

Courses offered in: Journalism specializations

Semesters offered: Spring

Language requirement: 4 semesters of French

Find other details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

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Catholic University of Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Launched in 2003, MJ’s partnership with The Catholic University of Argentina allows students to take classes at the Institute of Social Communication, Journalism and Publicity. Students are enrolled in the Institute’s regular courses that are conducted in Spanish. A high level of Spanish proficiency is therefore recommended with 5 semesters of instruction being the minimum requirement. More information about being an exchange student at UCA is available at its website for international students.

Courses offered in: Journalism and PR/Advertising specializations

Semesters offered: Fall and spring

Language requirement: 5 semesters of Spanish

Find other details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

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University of Navarra - Pamplona, Spain

The University of Navarra's School of Communication was the first center in Spain to offer journalism education at the university level, and its faculty includes leaders of eminent international associations and media experts from organizations like the BBC. MJ students can take courses in any of the four departments the School of Communication houses: Public Communication; Film, Television and Digital Media; Media Management and Media Economics; and Journalism Projects. Students can take courses with varies levels of Spanish and English language instruction.

Courses offered in: Journalism and PR/Advertising specializations

Semesters offered: Fall and spring

Language requirement: 5 semesters of Spanish.

Find other details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

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University of Hong Kong - China

The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Center (JMSC), founded in 1999, provides instruction in print, audio, video, multimedia and online journalism with a local, regional and international mindset. The Center is committed to producing passionate, highly trained journalists to provide an impartial Asian voice in the global media landscape.

JMSC operates many research projects including The China Media Project, the Media Law Project, and ABC on Campus in conjunction with ABC News. Students also have the opportunity to work on projects through JMSC’s media production service, an in-house organization that works with international industry and media groups to provide all aspects of event management and media messaging.

All classes are taught in English.

Courses offered in: Journalism specializations

Semesters offered: Fall and spring

Find further details and apply through UNC Study Abroad.

 

Funding for international activity

The MJ-school and UNC offers many scholarships and grants specifically to fund international programs.  The UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid have advisors trained to provide advice to students on how to afford their time abroad.

The MJ-school offers four awards to help students pay for international activities:

Other offices on campus have many opportunities for students to apply for financial aid and scholarships:
Questions about funding for international activities should be directed to Michael Penny in Carroll 307. Announcements about funding opportunities are distributed through Twitter @UNCMJGlobal.