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What will I be asked to do, if accepted into the program?

Fellows selected into the program will be asked to actively participate in all the workshops and exercises and to hand in an individual journalistic project – a report on a given subject that each fellow will work on under the tutelage of Journey Program’s Mentor. Proposal of the project is a part of the online application and is explained in more detail there.

The length of the final submission should be between 800 – 1000 words. The deadline for the final project submission will be approximately three weeks after the end of the bootcamp. Submissions will be evaluated by independent jury and the best works will be rewarded.

When and where will the summer school be taking place?

The Journey: Journalism Bootcamp will be taking place at the beautiful Vila Grébovka, where both accommodation and most of the seminars will be provided. The villa is located near the historic centre of Prague, Czech Republic. Participants will be arriving through August 6 and departing on August 16, 2022.

Who receives the scholarship and what does the scholarship cover?

Every applicant accepted into the program will receive a full scholarship from the foundation. The scholarship covers board and accommodation for the duration of the summer camp, travel expenses such as return flight tickets or bus or train tickets to Prague, transfer within Prague to and from the accommodation facilities upon arrival and departure and all study materials needed during the course.

Who can apply for the program?

To be eligible for the program, the applicant needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom or United States of America. Current place of residency is not a factor in the selection process, however the foundation might not be able to fully cover your travel costs if you intend to travel to the Czech Republic from a destination different than your country of citizenship.
  • Be currently enrolled at a university, majoring in journalism, media studies or a closely related field and by August 2022 have completed at least two semesters of full-time study. Students who are currently enrolled and will graduate before August 2022 are also eligible. Applications from students of other majors who have proven journalistic experience (long-term employment in the field, internships, strong online presence etc.) will also be considered.
  • Have a very good command of English language.