Athens, Greece: June 9–July 13, 2018
This seminar combines classroom work with field reporting, placing students on the front lines of history in Greece, where they will learn and employ critical thinking skills and best practices used by accomplished foreign correspondents. Students will spend five weeks in Athens and in and around refugee-related sites on the mainland and Greek islands, learning what it takes to cover chaotic world events. While producing articles, videos, and photo stories worthy of publication, students will build confidence operating in the field and gain insight into current events, including the Syrian refugee crisis and the Greek financial collapse.
The application for this seminar is available on GPS. Selected applicants will have to interview. Enrollment is by permission only. Preference will be given to students who have taken Journalism or Hellenic Studies courses at Princeton or who have demonstrated journalism experience. Not open to seniors or graduate students.