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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • 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:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
College/School: Grady Academic Area: Journalism
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.00 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
Castle Skyline in Munich

UGA- Grady- Travel Journalism in Munich

Join us in May 2018 for an intensive, exhilarating and immersive experience of Travel Journalism taught in Munich, Germany!

Don't speak the language? Not a problem! English fluency is common in Munich.

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

Program Location 
Munich: The geographic focus of the course is Munich, Germany. Students will live, study, and report in and around this European city.

The Faculty
Dodie Cantrell Headshot Munich
Dodie Cantrell-Bickley:
About: Thirty+ years in various television news positions including anchor, investigative reporter, executive producer and News Director. As News Director launched one of the first local news websites in the United States. Seven years leading CBS, NBC and ABC stations as President/General Manager.

Contact Information
Dodie Cantrell-Bickley, Program Faculty for Munich
Grady College of Journalism
Journalism Bldg, room 101-M
Phone: 706-542-7532

Rebekah Ryan, Distance Learning Coordinator 
Grady College of Journalism
Phone: 706-542-4181

Academic Program 
Arrive in Munich by Wednesday, May 9.
Classes run from Thursday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Program departures will be on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Students from Summer 2017
The course:
JOUR 5570—Introduction to Travel Journalism:

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 Munich, Germany. Students will live, study, and report in and around this European city.


Students will share a double hotel room with a classmate of the same gender at the Munich Residence Inn by Marriott (subject to change) for the duration of the program.

Program Costs

The estimated program fee for Summer 2018 is $3,645. This amount is only an estimate at this time as we continue to finalize details and accept students. The set program fee won't be final until all students are committed to the program in early Spring. This amount is only the program fee portion of program costs. Please see below for a list of other expenses that will be made in addition to this fee. 

What does the program fee include?
- Lodging in double-occupancy, air-conditioned, rooms with a full bath
- A welcome dinner and a closing dinner
- Daily transit passes for trams, buses, subways
- A dedicated classroom with WiFi access
- European cell phone to use while in country

What other costs will I encounter?
Costs not included in the program fee include:
- 3 hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees ($954 for 3 hours of tuition + $323 for Mandatory fees)
- Roundtrip airfare to Munich, Germany (typically around $1,200 -$1,500)
- Meals (it's been suggested to budget around $25-$35 a day for meals depending on personal eating habits)
- Books and educational supplies
- Laundry
- Leisure "optional weekend excursions": There is an optional trip to Berlin on this program that interested students will have to pay an additional fee for that is TBD.
- International telephone calls if applicable

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
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Accessibility and quality of health care:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
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Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
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Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
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Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
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Arrangements for and quality of meals:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
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Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
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Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
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Value of the program in relation to the cost:
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Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.