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* International Journalism in Italy
Urbino, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/01/2017 12/15/2017 05/25/2018 07/08/2018
Priority Deadline: December 1 - Final Deadline: February 15 (pending spots available) NOTE: Participants have the option of participating in the combined 6 week program or selecting to participate in the four week or two week program.
Fact Sheet:
Recommended Programs: Journalism and Media Communications
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Emily Garner
Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Liberal Arts
Program Description:

International Journalism
in Italy

Church in Urbino, ItalyStudents at work in UrbinoItaly press conference

This summer program emphasizes onsite study and practical use of Multimedia Journalism, Magazine Journalism, and Travel Journalism.  By immersing themselves in a new culture, students develop the skills to publish journalism and media products that reflect their travel experience. The courses include projects, field trips, guest speakers, and guided tours, plus some basic language instruction.

Program At-a-Glance

WHEN:  May 25-June 22, 2018 (Multimedia and Magazine Reporting) and/or June 24-July 7, 2018 (Travel Journalism) 

CREDITS: Transfer credit from the University of Jamestown comprised of 3 or 6 credits of either Multimedia Journalism or Magazine Journalism and/or Travel Journalism (taught in Italy)Follow links at for a description for each course.

COST: See the Budget Sheet for details.  Students may choose to participate in the combined 6 week option or for either the two week or four week program. The budget sheet outlines the program charge for the initial four week program.  An additional cost of $2995 will be added for students selecting to participating in both the two and four week program.  The program charge includes tuition and fees, housing and most meals, all required excursions and cultural events, and airport transport from the airport in Rome. Students must pay most fees directly to iei Media, including the $500 deposit, by February 15. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Programs.     CSU summer financial aid may also be available through Student Financial Services.  Full eligibility for summer federal financial aid requires enrollment in six credits.  Click here for more financial information

CSU GUEST LECTURER FOR THE IEI MEDIA PROGRAM: Professor Greg Luft and Professor Steve Weiss, faculty members within the CSU Journalism and Media Communication department, will teach international journalism to CSU and other U.S. students.  A variety of English speaking instructors will teach in Italy.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum 2.5 GPA. CSU instructor approval (Greg Luft or Steve Weiss). Good disciplinary standing. 

Program Overview

Study international  journalism in some of the fastest growing and most popular travel destinations in the world.  Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Italy offers visitors tremendous diversity and the ideal location for an international journalism program.  Tourists from around the world are visiting Italy with rich history and fascinating cultural developments. 

During the first four weeks, students earn three credits, focusing on Multimedia Journalism or Magazine Reporting. Multimedia includes photography, video, and international reporting. Students complete stories for an award-winning website about local culture and people. Magazine students study photography, international reporting, and feature writing, producing stories for a magazine, Urbino Now. Students who want to earn another three credits stay two more weeks for Travel Journalism. They learn how travel reporting and media production is unique, and about how to travel effectively, and inexpensively. Faculty lead trips by bus and train to unique destinations where students are immersed in local culture, gathering information, photos, and video to produce portfolio-quality stories about the region and its people.  Courses include briefings by professors and media professionals. Students work in the style of foreign correspondents, with ample free time. CSU faculty members Greg Luft and/or Steve Weiss have participated in these programs since 2012. In Italy, students live and learn at the University of Urbino, with meals included. Students work with University of Urbino students, who serve as translators or interpreters. No Italian language proficiency is required, and the program includes basic Italian language instruction.

 All CSU participants apply through CSU and do not submit an online ieiMedia application until they are accepted by CSU.  Please note: each participant must individually pay a $500 deposit to ieiMedia via their PayPal portal to confirm their acceptance.    



Urbino lies in the northern part of central Italy’s Marche Region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Many say the Renaissance started here under the patronage of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, whose twin-turreted palace still houses an outstanding collection of period art. Work with a team of experienced media professionals to create multimedia publications about the town of Urbino, Italy, and get a taste of being a foreign correspondent.

Housing and Meals

In Italy, students live and learn at the University of Urbino, with meals included. Students work with University of Urbino students, who serve as translators or interpreters.    No Italian language proficiency is required, and the program includes basic Italian language instruction.

Other Resources 
Students can be accepted by CSU on rolling basis beginning November 1.  The ieiMedia program fees should be paid directly to ieiMedia according their payment timelines.