Travel Writing and Photojournalismin Sicily is a 3 credit course offered
by the University of Massachusetts Journalism Major during the spring
semester. Students accepted into the program meet twice weekly to study
the fundamentals of travel writing and/or basic photography. They will
be preparing for a 10 day travel experience to the Italian island of
Sicily. During the week of Spring Break we will travel throughout
the island (accompanied by professional guides) photographing and
experiencing the people and the landscape. Students will also keep a
reporters notebook to record their day to day impressions. Upon return,
they will complete either their 10 to 15 page travel articles or, if they
are in the photography section, learn to use Adobe Photoshop to produce
a portfolio of 20 photographs and their travel writing vignettes created
during the trip.
While preference is given to the Journalism major, students from all
majors and the 5 colleges are encouraged to apply.
Enrollment is based upon an application essay, seniority, and
UMass Program fee: $100
Travel Expenses: $1939 + ~$397 tax and fuel charge.
$85 for tipping will be collected prior to departure.
Travel package includes: airfare, all hotels and
ground transportation, professional tour guides, breakfast, and dinner
each day including 4 gourmet Sicilian cuisine special events.
Not included: tips, some lunches, and spending money.
Sponsored by the UMass Journalism Major and the International Programs
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