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Study Abroad Reporting Trip for Journalism Students

Trip Announced:

Buddhist monks walk away from the camera along a path lined with trees and prayer flagsNepal 2024
May 25 - June 8

There will be a virtual information session with Prof. Sarah Baxter, trip lead and Colvin Center director, at 1 pm Wednesday, Feb. 14. She will discuss the program itinerary, scholarship opportunities and program costs, and the international reporting experiences students will gain. 

Virtual Info Session
1 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 14

Join the Conversation on Zoom

About the 2024 Trip to Nepal

Working with a Kathmandu-based NGO, students will investigate child trafficking and help civil society organizations and young  adult peer educators to develop narrative storytelling skills that will contribute to raising awareness of child protection issues. The trip is organized with help from Shraddha Verma, a 2023 Colvin Center Community Solutions Fellow, and her organization ECPAT Luxembourg (South Asia).  During the trip, students will:

  • meet with the ECPAT team, NGOs and shelter workers
  • take a 4-day trip to Nawalpur to meet with girls and young adults who work as peer educators on girls' empowerment with the organization Jagriti Child and Youth Concern, Nepal
  • spend a day at Chitwan National Park, Sauraha, a biodiversity refuge and elephant sanctuary
  • visit Pokhara, a base for trekkers close to Annapurna and some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas

Previous Trips


boys playing in Kenya


A rainy street at night in South Korea



Buildings line a river in Russia


a street intersection in Ecuador

This is the SoCJ's overseas reporting opportunity. During the weeks-long program, students travel with faculty to experience and report on life in different cultures around the globe.

The trip takes place during summer or winter break, and requires students to take a 1-credit on-campus course to learn about the country they'll be traveling to and to begin to lay the groundwork for finding and reporting stories.

The program is offered in partnership with the Stony Brook Study Abroad Office.

Scholarships are available.



Journalism Unbound


Journalism Unbound

Overseas reporting for recent graduates

This voluntary program is the result of a growing partnership between the SoCJ's Colvin Center and the IREX Community Solutions program, an international fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

In summer 2023, Prof. Sarah Baxter, Colvin Center director, took two recent graduates to Moldova to report on Moldovan culture and the impact of the war in Ukraine. They also visited with Ecaterina Miscisina and Moldovan journalists.


Colvin Fellowship


Marie Colvin International Reporting Fellowship

Become a Broadcast Assistant with London Times Radio

Graduating seniors get their first taste working as an international reporter through this competitive program, working at an overseas news outlet. Some of the SoCJ's best journalism students have lived and worked in London, Hong Kong and Mexico City for top media companies. 

2023 Awardee

Melanie Formosa

Melanie Formosa
Journalism BA
East Northport, NY

Melanie worked for the Times Radio in London for several weeks after graduating in May.

Read the award announcement

Hear from Melanie