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Home » Programs » European Journalism Institute » Program Components

Program Components


Summer 2019: July 7-13, 2019

Spend one week in Prague, Czech Republic with participants from North America, Europe and Central Asia who are passionate about exploring the many complex political and economic issues facing the world. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time with an exciting variety of academic, professional, networking, cultural and social activities that will bring out the best in each participant. 

Program Details

  • An academic program dedicated to improving journalism ethics through courses on religious, business and conflict reporting.
  • Guest lectures and panel discussions featuring prominent journalists, academics, diplomats, government officials and business leaders
  • Visits to famous Prague sites and optional excursions to historic places around the Czech Republic
  • Social & cultural events

Your participation also includes these exclusive benefits designed to make your summer in Prague an experience to remember:

  • Housing in furnished dormitories
  • At least two meals per day (usually breakfast and lunch; some group dinners are also planned)
  • Roommate matching with participants from different countries
  • A Prague Metro Pass for your stay with us at EJI
  • Comprehensive orientation upon your arrival
  • Dedicated program staff members who are available to communicate with you about any issues related to funding, visas and other general questions in the months leading up to the program
  • Continued staff support while you are in Prague to ensure that you have the best possible experience
  • Upon successful completion of the program, join an active network of more than 16,000 alumni worldwide

Sample Day Schedule

 (Schedule is not final)

6:30-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9-11 a.m. – Academic Program I

11-11:15 a.m. – Break

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Academic Program II

12:45-2 p.m. – EJI Group Lunch

2-3:30 p.m. – Academic Program III

3:30-3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. – Academic Program IV

5:15 p.m. – EJI Walking Tours of Prague

Sample Guest Speakers

The following is a list of past guests speakers at The Fund for American Studies and The Media Project. During the program, you can expect to hear from many prominent speakers like the ones listed below.

Ms. Eliška Coolidge of the Czech Republic: CEO of Coolidge Consulting Services and former White House Administrative Assistant

The Honorable Pavol Demeš of the Slovak Republic: NGO Consultant, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Mr. Jeremy Druker of the United States: Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transitions Online in Prague, Czech Republic

Ms. Karen Horn of Germany/Switzerland: former Economic Journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and former Head of the Capital Office at the Institute of German Economy

Mr. David Jackson of the United States: former Correspondent for Time magazine, former Senior Adviser for Communications at the US State Department and former Web Editor at the US Department of Defense

Mr. Petr Janousek of the Czech Republic: former Head of the American Desk at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Czech Republic

Ms. Barbora Maronkova of the Slovak Republic: Director of the NATO Information and Document Center in Ukraine

The Honorable Ivan Mikloš of the Slovak Republic: former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic and former Chief Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine

The Honorable Donald Tusk of Poland: President of the European Council and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

Mr. Jan Urban of the Czech Republic: Conflict Reporter

Study Journalism in Prague

Join TFAS for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study journalism and public policy in the beautiful, historical European capital of Prague, Czech Republic.