School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi


Posted on: November 9th, 2010 by

The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) is now accepting applications for summer media programs in France, Italy and Turkey.
Students spend four weeks studying international reporting and media skills (multimedia, video or magazine) and reporting on the host community. They then create a publication (website, magazine or book) about the city. The programs are open to English-speaking students from all colleges and universities, as well as recent graduates. Preference given journalism, media or mass communication majors and students with experience on a college or professional publication.
ITALY: Urbino (Academic partners: Iowa State University/James Madison University)
Section 1: Multimedia Reporting or Section 2: Magazine Publishing
June 9-July 7, 2011

Urbino lies in the northern part of central Italy’s Marche Region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Students will live and learn at the University of Urbino, with all meals included. Students who sign up for the magazine publishing project will produce Urbino Now, a digital English-language magazine. Those who sign up for Multimedia Reporting will study photography, international reporting and video and produce a website about the city. For examples of previous student projects see and Urbino Now magazine.

FRANCE: Perpignan (Academic partner: San Francisco State University)
June 23-July 23, 2011

Study multimedia storytelling and French language and culture in this charming Catalan city near the Spanish border. Students will study blogging, shooting and editing video, and international reporting and create a multimedia website about the community. Perpignan lies in the Languedoc region of southwestern France, 8 miles west of the Mediterranean Sea and 19 miles north of the Spanish border, within sight of the Pyrenees.  Students will live in air-conditioned studios in a modern hotel and study French at a respected language academy. For examples of previous student work see

TURKEY: Istanbul (Academic partners: San Francisco State University/Winston-Salem State University)
June 23-July 21, 2011
Come report on this exotic yet sophisticated city, the only major metropolis that straddles two continents, Asia and Europe. Students will cover street life, politics, culture and the arts, while learning about blogging, basic multimedia techniques and Turkish language and culture. Stories will be published on a website and considered for inclusion in a book about the city. Students will live in a modern dormitory.All programs are $4,995 plus airfare. Program fee includes tuition, housing, ground transportation from airport to host site and cultural activities.
For more information and application go to