Journalism students have the write stuff for Prague internship

Eight Journalism students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have travelled to the heart of Bohemia to complete an internship at the prestigious Charles University in Prague.

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The group are writing articles for Charles University’s English-language news website iForum during their fortnight’s visit to the historical city.

Since arriving last week the students, who have just completed their first or second years studying Journalism at DMU, have explored Prague and its stunning scenery and tourism spots and have started work on their writing assignments.

The visit has been organised as part of #DMUglobal which is DMU's flagship international experience programme, which aims to enhance students' studies by organising academic-themed trips and opportunities unavailable to tourists.

One of their assignments is to cover the work of Erasmus to mark its 30th anniversary. It is a European Union programme which helps students who want to travel and study abroad, enabling them to spend a year studying at a foreign university.

Matthew Earth, 21, who will soon be starting his final year studying Journalism, said: “I’m writing about how the Erasmus scheme has developed over the last 30 years for the iForum website. I will be interviewing Ivana Herglova, the Erasmus co-ordinator of Charles University.”

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The eight students are staying in the 17th November halls of residence in Troja, where Charles University houses its Erasmus students - a Europe-wide student exchange scheme which it prides itself on being part of. 

Matthew added: “I’ve really enjoyed going to different restaurants and sampling different food and beers. Everything has been quite cheap and I’ve made new friends through #DMUglobal.”

They will also be taking part in a live blog day this week, which will be available on the DMU Journalism department’s Leicestershire Press website.


Posted on Monday 28th August 2017

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