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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: University of Georgia Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study
Classes With: UGA Students Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
College/School: Grady Academic Area: Journalism
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 3
Maximum number of credit hours: 3 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: No
Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.​

Prague Charles Bridge

UGA- Grady- Travel Journalism in Prague

Join us in May 2020 for an intensive, exhilarating and immersive experience of Travel Journalism taught in Prague, Czech Republic.
Don't speak the language? Not a problem! English fluency is common in Prague! 

During this course, you will:
  1. Learn the craft of travel journalism
  2. Come to a greater understanding of the historical significance of many sites around Prague, Czech Republic.
  3. Build a multi-media portfolio
  4. Spend days doing intense reporting and relaxing in nearby bistros, coffee houses, and cafes
  5. Have the opportunity to travel in nearby European countries

Program Location 

Zagreb Croatia

Prague: The geographic focus of the course is Prague, Czech Republic. Students will live, study, and report in and around this Central European capital city.

Program Faculty

Dr. Jon Peters, Program Faculty for Prague
Grady College of Journalism
Journalism Bldg, room 250
Phone: 706-542-1081
Rebekah Ryan, Distance Learning Coordinator 
Grady College of Journalism
Phone: 706-542-4181

Academic Program 

Arrive in Prague on May 14, 2020.
Classes run from May 15 - June 3, 2020.
Program departures on June 4, 2020.

The course:
JOUR 5570—Introduction to Travel Journalism:Prague skyline
This study abroad class will be concerned with travel journalism that shares three qualities:
  • An emphasis on cultural awareness
  • Ambition to provide depth or insight beyond travel guidebook entries
  • Complexity of theme, material and structure
This course will explore a range of techniques that travel journalists use to discover and verify information—the "journalism as science" approach. This course will also explore a range of techniques that travel journalists use to tell stories and engage the reader—the "journalism as art" approach.
The geographic focus of the course is Prague, Czech Republic. Students will live, study, and report in and around this Central European capital city.

Program Itinerary 

We're working on this right now! Our home away from home is the Prague Marriott. The hotel is just steps from the Old Town Square and all major attractions, across the street from major transportation, and removed enough to offer guests the opportunity to experience the neighborhoods of Prague. You could easily do some side trips to Berlin, Cannes, and Budapest on your free weekends if you wish!


Students will share a double hotel room with a classmate of the same gender at the Prague Marriott hotel for the duration of the program.  Breakfast is provided. Students will be responsible for their afternoon and evening meals. As you prepare for travel, put together a budget of how much you'd like to spend on meals and incidentals each day. A popular amount is $25/day on food, and $10/day on incidentals. A welcome and closing dinner will be scheduled at no out-of-pocket expense to students. 

Program Costs

The ESTIMATED program fee for May 2020 is $2,805 (this includes the $300 security deposit paid upon acceptance to the program). This fee is subject to change depending on logistical  program changes, changes in exchange rates, number of students enrolled in the program. The final program fee won't be set until all students are committed to the program in the Spring. In addition to the program fee, students are expected to pay 3 hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees through their Athena student accounts after registration. The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships can be applied towards TUITION only if applicable. **non-UGA transient students may have an additional $250 fee upon registration**

The program fee includes:

  • Lodging in double-occupancy, air-conditioned, rooms with a full bath
  • Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and a closing dinner
  • Daily transit passes for trams, buses, subways
  • A dedicated classroom with WiFi access
What other costs will I encounter? Costs not included in the program fee include:
  • 3- hours of In-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees (See UGA's website for most up-to-date tuition rates for Summer 2020)
  • Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Prague, Czech Republic
  • Meals not provided by program (afternoon and evening meals, snacks)
  • Books and educational supplies
  • Laundry
  • Personal weekend travel
  • International Data plan for U.S. cell phone
Note: Students can expect to spend around $25-35/day for costs not covered by the program depending on personal spending habits.

Attend a Travel Writing in Prague Study Abroad Program Information Session! 
1. Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
3:30-4:30pm in room 239 (2nd floor of Grady College - 120 Hooper Street, Athens).
2. Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
4:00-5:00pm in room 203 (2nd floor of Grady College - 120 Hooper Street, Athens).

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This program is currently not accepting applications.