Travel to England to develop your journalism and media skills, from news and sports broadcasting to film production, while exploring famous sites as you travel from London to Liverpool.
July 5, 2018APPLY NOW
Peace, Politics, & Human Rights
Your Experiment begins in London, where you will discover major landmarks, such as Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster (home of the British Parliament), and Buckingham Palace. Begin your media training with a visit to the British Film Institute, then start to develop your filmmaking, interviewing, and presentation skills. You will take part in discussions and workshops on rules and ethics in journalism; the role of the press, including accountability and politics; privacy, regulations, and freedom of speech; the effects of social media; and living in the era of “fake news.” You will participate in numerous journalism projects and receive expert training from creative writers and members of the press.
Depart London for Southport, where you will immerse yourself in daily British life during your homestay. You can practice your public speaking skills as you interview a Member of Parliament, actors at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and local celebrities during day trips. Draw inspiration as you?travel to Liverpool to visit The Beatles Story museum, and Manchester to tour British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) studios, one of the world’s top news sources, where you will practice giving your own report. Continue traveling to Chelsea to learn about specific facets of broadcasting, such as sports media, as you visit the Chelsea Football Club. You will continue meeting with journalists and other field experts during debates and visits to local TV stations.
Perfect your skills during hands-on activities, such as creating your own newspaper or animated short film while you travel to meet your new host family in Worcester. You will present your film, newspaper, photo, and writing creations before returning to London for final reflection and exploration.
July 5, 2018 - August 3, 2018 (4 weeks)
London, 2-3 days
Southport and Worcester*, 11-12 days
Orientation in London
Homestay in Southport
Thematic component in Bradford
Homestay in Worcester
Transfer to London
Jen Fowler is an enginist (engineer + artist) committed to using her formal training in writing and broadcasting to raise the volume of global voices. A graduate of The New School (BA Journalism) and a proud New Yorker, Jen is on loan to Alexandria, Virginia working towards her MSW in Trauma Counseling. She currently works as a citizenship instructor, immigration rights advocate, and Veteran rights advocate. Jen is thrilled to be a return-leader for The Experiment and looks forward to another summer working with inspiring young leaders! When not traveling, she spends her time backstage in Broadway theaters, listening to NPR, and eating frosting out of the can.