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

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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

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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

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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
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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