January 2013
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Program Focus: Urbino
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Lindenwood University's online magazine interviews Mikayla Francese, an alum of the 2012 Urbino Project. "It was my first time out of the country and I went in with an open mind,"  Francese says.



Happy 2013! We hope your new year is off to a grand start, and that it includes plans for a summer study-abroad program with ieiMedia.

If so, now's the time to get those applications in. Our regular deadline is fast approaching: Friday, February 15.

For summer 2013, we're offering five international learning adventures:
Please be sure to remind your students, colleagues and friends that our final deadline for all programs (if spots are available) is Saturday, March 30.

Applications are available online.

Our academic partners this year include Southeast Missouri State University and University of Baltimore (Armagh), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem), Iowa State University and James Madison University (Urbino), and San Francisco State University (Istanbul and Perpignan). We're beginning to line up new partnerships for 2014; for information, please contact me.

IeiMedia faculty includes Linda Gradstein, formerly of NPR and now with The Media Line; Ilene Prusher of The Jerusalem Post; award-winning graphic artist and information designer Beth Renneisen; Pulitzer Prize-winners Dennis Chamberlin and Bob Marshall; National Magazine Award winners Susan West and Michael Gold; and playwright/novelist Kimberley Lynne.

Elsewhere in this newsletter, you can find out about scholarships and free airfare; learn more about our Urbino, Italy, program; read about how one alumna's study-abroad experience helped her land a job at an online travel resource; and check out our teachers' tips and tools.

Don't miss the chance to live the life of a foreign correspondent for the summer--apply now! Feel free to write to me if you have questions about our programs.

And help us spread the word! Please forward this newsletter to students and colleagues.

Best wishes for an adventure-filled 2013,

Rachele Kanigel
Executive Director

Associate Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University 

Our Students Get Jobs in Media & Global Orgs
Leah Bigelow
Leah Bigelow 
Alumni at Work

We're so happy to hear from our alums about the terrific jobs and internships they get after spending a summer studying with us. Here are a few updates we've recently received: 
  • Leah Bigelow (San Jose State University), Urbino 2009, is the managing editor for Jetset Extra, an online travel resource. In a recent interview Leah said, "The time I  
    spent in Urbino really solidified the fact that journalism was the right career choice for me. [It] also gave me an introduction to travel writing and taught me how to see the unique and wonderful aspects of the places I visit and the place where I live."

  • Jaena Rae Cabrera (San Francisco State University), Armagh 2009, is a web producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting.
  • Simon Arseneau (Sheridan Institute of Technology), Perpignan 2011, is a multimedia producer for the Fairview Post and writes movie reviews for Examiner.com. 

Other ieiMedia alumni are working for New York magazine, CBS News, Istanbul's Hurriyet Daily News, National Geographic and other publications and news outlets. Read all about them on our Alumni News page.


Global Reporting News & Resources
Apply NOW for Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship. Plus, Free Tickets From Turkish Air
  • January 18 is the deadline to apply for a scholarship from the Fund for Education Abroad. FEA will award 15 scholarships of up to $10,000 to students in study-abroad programs during summer 2013 or the 2013-14 academic year. Learn more and get that application in! 
  • Turkish Airlines will give one round-trip ticket to any of Turkish Airlines' global destinations to two students each month from January to June 2013. Find out how to win a trip. 
Program Focus: Urbino, Italy

Create a Tablet Magazine in Urbino, Italy 

Many say the Renaissance started in Urbino, Italy, under the patronage of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, whose twin-turreted palace now houses an outstanding collection of period art. Urbino, still a home to learning and culture, lies on a hill top between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea in the northern part of central Italy's Marche Region.

This summer, students in the Urbino Project will work with a team of experienced media professionals to create a multimedia publication about this unique region that will be published as both a website and an iPad app.

During the four-week program, students will learn to tell compelling stories that combine text, video, audio, graphics, maps, and interactive elements. With language students from the University of Urbino acting as interpreters, program students will learn to report and research a story in a new culture, experiencing what it's like to be a foreign correspondent. In addition, students will learn basic Italian, and will live and learn at the University of Urbino, with all meals included.

Get a taste of what to expect in this video of the 2012 program by James Madison University professor Steve Anderson, and find out more on the ieiMedia website.
Teaching Tools & Tips
Journalism Resources From Our Faculty 
IeiMedia, a pioneer in journalism education, has been taking students abroad since 2002. It was founded by Andrew Ciofalo, now a professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland.

Our projects aim to educate students in various media disciplines while at the same time inspiring them to explore a foreign culture. For each project, students produce a publication--a multimedia website, print or digital magazine or book--about the community where they live and learn. Nearly 450 students have participated in these programs.