Six students from the School of Communications traveled to Scotland this week to begin a two-week, short-term study abroad class in travel journalism. The students are led by adjunct professor Linda Williams.
After traveling from St. Louis by air, van and ferry, the class will begin posting their adventures on Wednesday, Aug. 3, via blogs and pictures at: www.traveljournalismscotland.weebly.com.
Williams’ mother grew up on the small Isle of Arran off Scotland’s western coast.
“We’ll spend nine days on Arran, getting to know the people on the island, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Then off to Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Edinburgh,” says Williams who will be tour guide and driver for the group. Among the highlights of their trip: visiting 4,000 year old stone circles on Arran, the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, and the world famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.
The students are majoring in broadcast journalism, interactive media, global journalism and photography. They return home Aug. 16. Once back in St. Louis, the class will edit stories for print and online. There will also be a photography exhibit in January on The Small Wall in The May Gallery.
Follow along beginning Wednesday at: www.traveljournalismscotland.weebly.com.