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Journalism without Walls 

Experience the life of a foreign correspondent through the School of Communication and Journalism’s study abroad program

During winter or summer break, you will join a group of students and two School of Communication and Journalism faculty members to travel to a newsworthy corner of the globe. There, you will uncover stories, interview sources, and report on what you see and experience in print, on video, and in photographs.

Before you leave on the reporting adventure of a lifetime, you will take a 1-credit on-campus course where you and your fellow travelers learn about the trip destination, its history and culture, and begin the groundwork of uncovering stories and finding sources.

To participate in Journalism without Walls, you must be in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 2.0. There is no language requirement for the program.

School faculty and staff accompany and supervise students on the trip.

The program is offered through SBU Study Abroad  and supported by the School of Communication and Journalism's Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting .



Scholarship opportunities

Students interested in experiencing Journalism without Walls are encouraged to apply for scholarships to support their trip. 

The Michael S. Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory fo Emmy-winning CBS News producer Michael Rosenbaum, who had an illustrious 27-year career working on CBS News, 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II. Rosenbaum served as the Tel Aviv bureau chief during the First Palestinian Intifada, and covered the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. 

The scholarship was established by Rosenbaums's family and friends and the Simons Foundation.

The Catherine M. Ayscue Endowed Memorial Scholarship 

The Catherine M. Ayscue Endowed Memorial Scholarship recognizes and provides financial assistance to a student from the Stony Brook University School of Communication and Journalism. The scholarship honors Catherine M. Ayscue, a prolific writer and lover of the arts. 

The Colvin Center Scholarships

Students participating in the Journalism without Walls program qualify for funding through the Colvin Center. Award amounts range, and more information is sent to students whom qualify. 

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