Apply your research skills to the world and diversify your studies with experiential learning opportunities at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM).
Vancouver Summer Program
Each summer, UBC Journalism welcomes students from partner universities around the world to the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP), which offers students a diversity of courses, from journalism to computer engineering and anthropology. Over the course of four weeks, students take two academic courses while learning about culture and life in Vancouver and Canada.
The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media hosts two, month-long VSP packages in partnership with the Department of Anthropology: Global Journalism, Culture and Communications: Practice and Principles. Students will take a course in global journalism in the morning and a culture and communications course with anthropology in the afternoon.
Students will gain hands-on experience in learning how to think and operate like a professional journalist in a simulated media environment. Our courses examine the development of media practices and technologies and their cultural, political and social impacts. Additionally, the course is designed to introduce students to the grammar and syntax of media across platforms, based on a core skill set of interviewing, reporting, news writing, and research methods, in tandem with up to date technology.