Foreign reporting

Contact information

AnneSophie Hokkanen
International Planning Officer
phone +358 2941 28406

P.O.B. 16 (Snellmaninkatu 12)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Foreign Reporting

(advanced Bachelor's level)

The next Foreign Reporting module is taking place 31 August - 20 November 2015.

We are know looking for students that will continue the Foreign Reporting tradition.

Application opens 1st of March and closes 15th of May 2015 and 15th of April for students comming from outside of EU!

The module is designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge in support of journalistic work in international intercultural context and to expose them to the reality of being a foreign reporter on assignment. The programme emphasizes multiculturalism, ethnicity and international journalism. The module is taught by experts in the field and it includes a working assignment abroad.  The module Foreign Reporting has been organized for a decade already so come and join all the other Foreign Reporting Almuni!

The module can also be done as an minor in Foreign Reporting and communication. (25-30 ECTS) More on the additional courses can be found here.

The Module Foreign Reporting consists of:

  • International Journalism, 5 ECTS
  • Ethnicity and the Challenge of Diversity in Foreign Reporting,
    5 ECTS
  • Foreign Correspondence in Practice, 6 ECTS
  • Integrative Course, 4 ECTS

As one of the practical exercises, the students travel to Estonia on a working assignment which will result in a report for newspaper, radio or television. Thus, the participants are expected to have good English skills and some experience of practical journalism. See course programme for detailed information about the module content.

A Foreign Reporing coordinator is assigned to assist the students with various matters throughout the module.


Feedback from previous Foreign Reporting participants:

"The module is very useful not only to journalists who want to specialize themselves in foreign reporting but also to every journalist, because there are no news making that wouldn't require global and ethnic knowledge and tact"

"It is a great way to meet different and new people. Also you get taken serious and are seen as "an equal" by your fellow students and your teacher that is in my opinion a rare value."

"It gives you a more international perspective on the world and the media. Also, it’s a great way to meet colleagues from the whole world."

"This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for learning with amazing professors and great colleagues."

"The professional experience you get in the three months is probably better than what you get in a year."

"Because it is a great once in a life time opportunities to learn journalism from professionals"

"I recommend Foreign Reporting because it opens you to the world. In the group the diversity enables you to build a picture of the world."

 "It will open you up to experiences that you probably can’t get in any other program."