Washington Journalism Center
A semester in our nation’s capital will give Messiah College students a firsthand taste of how our government works. Through coursework, students will develop hard-news writing skills, study the history and future of Washington, and examine the role of Christians in the media. A 12-week internship experience will give students hands-on, practical knowledge, which is crucial in the journalism industry. A WJC internship class provides students with mentoring and supervision during their mainstream newsroom experiences. Students will live in four- to six-person apartments in the CCCU’s Dellenback Center, 8 blocks from the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol. They also engage in service learning in order to avoid a tourist outlook and function as genuine Washington residents.
Goals and Objectives
The Washington Journalism Center will help students enhance reporting and writing skills, critically assess the media output they encounter daily, and learn to function as professional journalists. Through service opportunities, students will also discover and address the physical needs felt by many occupants of Washington, D.C.
Students must have completed one full year of college and have at least a 2.75 GPA to qualify for the program. The program is designed for sophomore and junior students. Students are required to attend two Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions (Health & Safety and Growing Globally) the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
Messiah tuition, room plus $1,200 off-campus study fee.
Fall 2014 – January 15, 2014
Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014
Begin the application process here!
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