Journalism Residency Qatar
About This Program
- Location: Doha, Qatar
- Term: Winter Quarter
- Language of instruction: English
- Eligibility: Open to Medill BSJ students, in their junior or senior year. Students must also take a course at Northwestern in Middle Eastern language, history, economics or political science during the Fall Quarter immediately prior to their JR.
- Program type: Journalism Residency
- Program credits: 4 NU credits
- Application deadline: May 9, 2016
- Program dates: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (date of arrival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) - Saturday, March 18, 2017 (date of departure from Doha, Qatar)
Total fees charged by Northwestern: $16,808, includes:
- $10,098 tuition fee covers courses and excursions
- $110 for GeoBlue Health Insurance
- $3,500 housing fee covers student housing in Education City, plus a breakfast stipend
- $3,100 in transportation expenses, including international airfare and a local transportation stipend
- $0 Study Abroad Administrative Fee
Estimated additional costs: $1,800, includes:
- $1,800 for discretionary expenses, including meals, personal expenses, and incidentals
Global JR students do not receive an hourly wage from their sites or qualify for the stipend available to domestic JR students.
Financial aid recipients participating in global JR programs can use their aid toward program costs, and students may be eligible for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are also subject to the Withdrawal and Refund Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs. Contact Medill or IPD, or review our Financial Considerations for more information.
The Journalism Residency Qatar program provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Medill students to live and work in the Middle East for 11 weeks while completing degree requirements.
Journalism Residency placements in Qatar are limited in number, and are available in newspaper/online and broadcast/video only.
Additionally, students will have access to Medill resources at Northwestern University in Qatar campus. This includes invitation to student events, Wildcard access to facilities, and more.
Students should talk to JR Qatar faculty adviser Desi Hanford for advice about placement options for this program. Students will have a multi-tiered support network while they’re on their residencies, including an on-site supervisor, a local coordinator, a Medill faculty adviser, and support from IPD.
Housing & Meals
Housing is provided, with selections based on proximity to work, comfort and safety. Students will stay in HBKU Student Housing in Education City, which has various room types available on a first come, first serve basis. All residents will have a private bedroom and bathroom, regardless of the room type. Additionally, all units are fully furnished and include wireless internet services, as well as access to the gym facilities in Education City, laundry, and other amenities.
Students will be responsible for arranging all meals, but there is a dining hall in the housing facility that offers buffet style meals and a la carte items. A breakfast stipend will be provided, which will allow students to participate in the breakfast buffet.
This is a Northwestern program with a set curriculum, so students must enroll in one of the following Medill courses during their JR term: JR-Newspaper/Online or JR-Broadcast/Video. All courses and grades appear on students' Northwestern transcript and are figured into their Northwestern GPA.
Students must also enroll in a course at Northwestern in Middle Eastern language, history, economics or political science during Fall Quarter prior to their JR and complete all JR prerequisite courses. For more details on Medill’s Journalism Residency program, click here.
No additional excursions are included in the program fee.