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Mar 01, 2024
Practice working as a foreign correspondent or travel writer in Italy!
You’ll have an opportunity to write stories about cultural, historic and political issues while exploring a sophisticated university city known for its gorgeous medieval architecture, extraordinary food, music, film festivals, street art and beautiful environs.
Home to the oldest university in the western hemisphere, elegant Bologna is known in Italian as “la dotta” (referring “knowledge”), “la grassa,” for its extraordinary food, and “la rossa,” for its leftist politics. This gorgeous university city is magnificently located in one of Italy’s most exciting regions, with Florence, Venice, Rome, Milan, the Apennine mountains, Italian lakes and the Adriatic coast all a short train or bus ride away
The surrounding Emilia Romagna region is also well worth exploring: it’s home to some of Italy’s top food destinations and restaurants; to the luxury car empires of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati; and to the sophisticated Renaissance cities of Ferrara and Ravenna, known for their palaces, artistic heritage and bike-friendly medieval roads.
The Travel Writing course will take a day trip to Ravenna, to see the city’s famous mosaics, visit Dante’s tomb, enjoy a typical meal and report and write about the city. This excursion is included in your course fee.
The travel writing course will visit Parma, to explore the city’s internationally famous food culture. This is the home of Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, and a center of both pasta making and basalmic vinegar production. The trip, meals and excursion costs are included in your course fee.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
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Program Cost includes:
• Administrative Fees
• Emergency Medical Access Abroad
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
Regina Marchi is Associate Professor in Rutgers' Department of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS), where she teaches and conducts research about media, culture and politics. An award-winning author and researcher, she studies communication processes of populations historically marginalized from formal politics and/or media because of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, social class, gender or age. She also studies how media can advance or hinder possibilities for democratic participation. Dr. Marchi is the co-liaison of the Global Media Specialization in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and one of the founders of the JMS short-term study abroad initiative.