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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 06/22/2018
Priority Deadline: December 1 - Final Deadline: February 15 (pending spots available)
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Emily Garner Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Liberal Arts Recommended Programs: Journalism and Media Communications
Program Description:

International Journalism
in Italy

Church in Urbino, ItalyStudents at work in UrbinoItaly press conference

This four week summer program emphasizes onsite study and practical use of Multimedia Journalism and Magazine 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 (Depart the U.S. May 24)

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

COST: See the Budget Sheet for details.  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, faculty member 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). 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. 

Students who sign up for Multimedia Journalism will study photography, international reporting, and video, and will produce a website about the city. Those who sign up for Magazine Journalism will study photography, international reporting, and feature writing, and will produce a print-on-demand magazine, Urbino Now.  The distinct faculty are specialists in their respective programs.  The courses will consist of briefings by journalism professors and media professionals in the journalism industry. Students will participate in field trips to international media operations and multiple local travel destinations for the accumulation of source materials for student projects.

 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.    

At the end of the program, each participant must request via ieiMedia that a program transcript from the University of Jamestown be sent to CSU Education Abroad to receive transfer credit.


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.