Journalism without Walls
Journalism Without Walls
Study Abroad Reporting Trip for Journalism Students
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
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,
- spend a day at Chitwan National Park, Sauraha, a biodiversity refuge and elephant
- visit Pokhara, a base for trekkers close to Annapurna and some of the highest mountains
in the Himalayas
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.