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Participants spend 12 weeks at our Hyde Park campus auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with university scholars.

To be considered for the program, please submit the following through our online application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three published news articles
    • Submit a copy of three published news articles, preferably in English. If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles.
    • For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.
  • Personal essay
    • Please submit an essay of about 500 words describing your interest in the program and the goals you hope to achieve through the program.
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
    • Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if your undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country). Examples of proof of English proficiency include:
    • Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Cambridge, Duolingo, etc.)
    • English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution
    • Work experience in an English-speaking office with letter from a manager affirming language skills

Dates and Deadlines

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 program has been postponed to Spring 2021. Future application dates will be posted once available.