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Journalism Without Walls in China

Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty

Dates: June 4th - June 25th

About “Journalism Without Walls”
Journalism in China is part of “Journalism Without Walls,” a program of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. It provides journalism students an opportunity to learn their craft outside the classroom. The goal is to provide student journalists with a broader and deeper understanding of the world. Previous projects have included: A week-long exploration of Havana; a month-long exploration of St. Petersburg and Northern Russia and a three week long journey along China’s legendary Silk Road.

Program Description:
Learn about modern China in the Greater Beijing area, now one of the important regions of the world. This program is based at Communications University of China, one of the country’s leading communication universities. Students will not only explore Beijing, a city of 20 million people rich in history and culture; they will also explore the important region around the city, including the Great Wall.

This program is designed to expose students to the rich complexity of modern China and to teach students how to report and publish sophisticated stories from the road, using the latest in media technologies, including laptops, cellphones and iPads. Students’ work will be professionally published on the Journalism School's web site. In addition to meeting real Chinese people from all walks of life - including Chinese journalists, students will also learn about Chinese media and culture.

Program Highlights:

  • Meet Chinese people from all walks of life, including journalists and students.
  • Learn how to interview and write or produce sophisticated international stories.
  • Learn how to compile professional multimedia reports.
  • Learn how to publish your work in a way the world can read and see.
  • Learn about modern Chinese media and culture.

Courses Offered:
All students will take the following for a total of 6 credits:
  • JRN 390 Special Topics: Issues in Contemporary Journalism (3 credits)
  • JRN 487 Independent Study (3 credits)

Health Insurance:
International health insurance is included in the Program Fee.

Program Costs:

  • $60 Application Processing Fee
  • $200 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition costs: $245 per credit for New York residents, $742 per credit for non-residents
  • Program Fee: TBA(includes housing, books, group excursions, and international health insurance)
  • Airfare: All participants will fly as a group with an SBU faculty/staff member. Upon acceptance, students will be given the necessary flight information and will purchase tickets individually. Students are encouraged to book early to secure the best price.
  • *All Fees subject to change


  • Language proficiency is NOT required
  • All students in good academic standing may apply

Application Deadline:

  • Applications are due March 31st, 2014
  • Applicants are notified of an admissions decision on a rolling basis, so the sooner one applies, the sooner one can receive a decision!
  • Late applications considered at the Program Director’s discretion.

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Charles Haddad
Program Director
School of Journalism
N4004 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384

Jennifer Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Melville Library, Room E1340
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
(631) 632-7030

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