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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer 2
  • Costs Sheets: Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2020 02/24/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/11/2020 08/01/2020
NOTE: Priority notification date: 11/22/19 and Standard notification date: 2/10/20

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
UTK Going on Assignment in Prague

Program Description

Primary Deadline: November 14, 2019

Standard Deadline: February 03, 2020

Prague Cable Car

UTK Going on Assignment in Prague is a hands-on reporting course. You will study and do news reporting in Prague with assistance from our provider organization, Transitions Online. You will create three reporting assignments that will appear on our class Word Press site. These will be a mix of text, photos, audio/video, and links..

Class work will feature guest instructors from the Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, the New York Times, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, and several Czech journalists. These working journalists will offer advice on how to improve every aspect of field reporting: researching topics, developing sources, asking good questions, taking good photographs, getting good audio and video, scripting and editing so narration complements images, and using “visual language” to improve news communication.

Our base is Prague is a superb location for this unusual "Going on Assignment" course. You will produce high-quality publishable pieces that will be real assets in your portfolio for future internships and jobs..

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be in good standing at UT with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate students must have at least sophomore standing
  • Interest in reporting is recommended

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

  • JEM 491: Foreign Study: Going on Assignment in Prague (3 credits, undergraduate students)
  • OR
  • JEM 593: Special Topics: Going on Assignment in Prague (3 credits, graduate students)

The course will be an immersive journalism experience, including unique hands-on training, to enable students to go on assignment in Europe, while contributing to a larger investigative journalism project designed to achieve national and international attention.

Prague Castle Square


Program Housing

Students will be housed in shared rooms in hotels. Breakfast is included each morning.

Housing is included in the program fee.

Prague City View




Cost Information

Your program costs include: tuition, a program fee, a study abroad administrative fee and additional program-related expenses. The program's detailed cost sheet outlines the fees that are billed to your myUTK account and the estimated out-of-pocket expenses. You should carefully review costs, budgets, and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to the program contacts for guidance.

Dr. Mark D. Harmon
Program Director
333 Communications Building

Mark D. Harmon

Heather Grigsby
Programs Abroad Coordinator
Programs Abroad Office - Melrose Hall

Heather Grigsby

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Programs Abroad Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the program's Costs Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  3. Search and apply for scholarships and grants on our Funding Opportunities tab.
  4. Review your UTK financial aid package and speak with One Stop about applying it to your study abroad program costs.

If you wish to use your HOPE Lottery Scholarship for the summer term, you may be eligible to receive a prorated amount of $1,000 but you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the Going on Assignment in Prague program will be announced shortly. Check back on this page for details or contact the faculty director.