SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

6 recent reviews

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

Advance your skills in journalism under the guidance of award-winning foreign correspondents. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars and experts in politics, art, freedom of the press, health, education, migration, human rights, women's issues and m... read more

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 6 Reviews
Social/Cultural
Food
Housing
Academics
Cost of Living
Admin
Overall Experience
May 22, 2020 Good
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in a new culture and gained practical, hands-on journalism experience. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Having not done much journalism before, the journalism experience was unparalleled. Being able to see a non-Western, Islamic perspective on the world was invaluable. Being in Morocco is incredibly worthwhile, particularly for Americans. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
My main take-away from the program is that since we generally all speak the same language here in America, there is no reason to not step outside your comfort zone and engage strangers in a conversation. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
confidence, experience, maturity - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I definitely came out of the program very confident and gained research, interviewing, and storytelling skills. I'm not a journalism major, but I am definitely carrying my skills with me to the workplace in the future. - Occidental College View Entire Review
September 29, 2019 Adventure
It was exciting and an adventure, there were ups and downs, but I walked away with a greater cultural understanding and better connection to myself and the world. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
February 01, 2018 From Another Angle
A lot. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about practicing journalism in another country and the media industry - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Since this was the program's first semester, my friends and I were sometimes frustrated, but it was so worthwhile. I learned the basics of journalism and I learned all about Morocco. - Tufts University View Entire Review

About

Advance your skills in journalism under the guidance of award-winning foreign correspondents. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars and experts in politics, art, freedom of the press, health, education, migration, human rights, women's issues and much more.

This program provides you with an exciting opportunity to learn foreign reporting under the supervision of award-winning foreign correspondents and photojournalists. In partnership with journalists at the Peabody award-winning Round Earth Media, you will engage in ongoing reporting assignments in the media format in which you have the most experience — print, video, audio, photography, and/or multimedia. Via Round Earth’s groundbreaking partnership model, you will collaborate with Moroccan journalism students who speak English, working together to report a major feature story, which has the possibility of being placed in a US media outlet.

Major topics of study include:

- Identifying original stories, determining newsworthiness, and developing techniques for executing an original, well-researched feature of interest to a global audience
- Finding sources, gaining their trust, and conducting interviews in an unfamiliar country and culture
- Reporting in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of journalism
- Producing an online magazine, Reporting Morocco, with opportunities to write articles, engage in social media, post news of the day, and work as photo editors — a great resume builder.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Journalism
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Arts Management, Entertainment Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

Videos

Social Media