Apply to be a part of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications' award-winning Global Eyewitness program during the 2023-2024 academic year. On Jan. 2 - Jan. 20, 2024 we will travel to Vietnam. The application deadline is March 1, 2023.
Global Eyewitness FAQ
What is Global Eyewitness?
A rigorous and rewarding two-course program where students travel internationally to create multimedia stories. You will gain a deep understanding of cultures, histories and contemporary issues to create rich and contextualized stories told with empathy, integrity and accountability. Plan ahead now!
I am a writer, can I still apply?
Yes, you are expected to be able to write, take photographs and video.
What does the class entail?
Two 16-week courses, one in the fall (JOUR490A) and one in the spring (JOUR490B) with travel over Winter term (Jan. 2-20).
- Fall term 2023: Meet in class as well to learn about bias in reporting, solutions journalism and trauma-informed reporting. You will also learn about Vietnam, its history and culture. You will complete field work assignments to produce a multimedia project due at the end of the semester, before the trip.
- Winter Term 2024: Travel to Vietnam to report.
- Spring Term 2024: Meet in class to produce your stories for publication and presentation.
Are there prerequisites?
Yes. JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A with a C or higher; ADPR 151, ADPR 221, ADPR 283 or BRDC 227, BRDC 269, BRDC 260 or SPMC 150, 250 or JOUR 200B with a C or higher; junior in good academic standing. There is an application process to course admission.
How long will we be in Vietnam?
About three weeks. You will be reporting/gathering photos and video for most of the trip, however there will be planned excursions to provide breaks as well as to learn about culture and history and of course, to do some sightseeing.
Who pays for the trip?
You pay for your tuition. The cost of the flight and lodging as well as any planned excursions as part of the course are paid for by a generous endowment. You pay for your meals, transportation that is not part of the course and any incidentals. A rough cost-to-student estimate is $500-$600 (in addition to tuition).
Do I have to take both semesters?
Will I have to pay for winter term?
At this time, we are working to combine this as part of either the Fall or Spring course to reduce your cost.
I’m interested, what’s next?
The application is now open, apply here. It will close on Wednesday, March 1. Interviews will be held Monday, March 6 - Monday, March 10. We will notify you by the end of the day on Monday, March 10. Questions? Email Chris Graves or Shoun Hill.