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Environmental and Travel Journalism

Environmental & Travel Journalism

Learn how to research and produce written content, and receive guidance in establishing a successful career in the fields of environmental journalism and travel writing.

Environmental and Travel Journalism Training Program

Environmental journalism and travel writing are both powerful tools to advocate for the natural world and to inform the general public on ways to travel sustainably and how to best experience the wonders of nature. Join us to learn invaluable new skills, especially practical ones. You’ll revel in our unique environment, travel and culture locations and wildlife. You can experience firsthand what to expect as you embark upon a career as a journalist. Let our team work with you to put into words the wonders and challenges our world faces.

To be a successful journalist you must have an understanding of: current environmental concerns; environmental policy decisions; scientific studies; have knowledge of historical environmental events and, above all else, possess an enquiring and curious mind.

Learn how to become a successful and environmental or travel writer, setting yourself up for an incredible career of travel and adventure. You’ll have the career that everyone else dreams of.

Flexi-booking special

Africa Media is offering a ‘Flexi-booking’ special during the challenges of Covid-19. When booking with Flexi-booking, you are able to secure your spot at a $250 discount and only choose which month you will attend when you are comfortable you can travel safely and securely.

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Student articles

Read and access the articles that our environmental and travel journalism interns have produced and published in local and international print media publishers. VIEW ARTICLES

Our alumni also produce article for Africa Media’s online garden route blog – HUMANS OF THE GARDEN ROUTE

Program dates
  • 1 – 28 May
  • 1 – 28 June
  • 1 – 28 July
  • 1 – 28 August
  • 1 – 28 September
  • 1 – 28 October
  • 1 – 28 November
Program syllabus

The environmental and travel journalism program runs over one month. The syllabus can be viewed here: VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Program FAQ's

We have answered many of the common questions students ask us on our programs FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE

Program Fees

$3150

$3400

Includes

28 day program

Expert journalism tuition

12 days environmental expeditions

Accommodation

Meals

Internet

Local travel

Actions

Alumni Reviews

Independently verified reviews by Goabroad meaningful travel

Rating of Average of 9 on a total of 7 Ratings
Steven Lang
March 3, 2020
Travel and Environmental Journalist

I enjoyed the program and the syllabus. It was a great opportunity to travel the Garden Route, improve my writing and get published. Rouxne, the instructor, was a great editor and a guide to this part of South Africa.
I would perhaps add a fun group activity from the start to encourage a bond among the students.

Rebecca Toogood
March 3, 2020
Travel and environmental journalism

I chose to do the internship as part of my work experience for uni. The staff were really helpful beforehand and I was confident with what was expected of me. They checked what I wanted to get out of the program so that they could tailor specific activities to me and my interests. I learned a lot more than I would at university, as the course is specifically for Travel and Environmental journalism. So, goes into more detail on the type of writing and(...)

Michelle Fan
March 3, 2020
*CLICK BAIT* Totally real! Not a scam!

If you're looking to broaden your career horizons or just experience a completely unique adventure ... Africa Media is the perfect program! Sounding like a cheesy 90s commercial but for reals, the Journalism program was great! Be prepared to do cool stuff and write a tonne.

Jacob Schwebach
May 15, 2019
Africa media validated my passion for media and conservation

You may not know how to put it into exact words but you will remember it. It gives me a sense of pride, accomplishment and (dare I say) love as I ease it to the forefront of my memory. If you are at all like I was, Africa Media sounds too good to be true as you peruse the site for the first (or tenth) time. I can’t condense the discoveries I made during my two months in the journalism and photography internships into anything short of a novel. My(...)

Amy Moss
January 2, 2018
I got published!

I spent the month of the environmental and travel journalism program last August 2017. The program was everything that I expected and so much more. We only had two students on the program and one instructor (Fiona), thus has loads of personal attention from Fi who is an established environmental journalist and underwater photographer. The program involves a lot of research, writing and drinking coffee but at the end of it I managed to publish 1 article in a(...)

FAQ's

Everything you need to know about our environmental and travel journalism internship program is here in the FAQ’s

SYLLABUS

Discover what Africa Media’s environmental and travel journalism month long internship program entails.

#HOTGR

Read the blog posts of our journalism alumni on renowned local blog – Humans of the Garden Route

ARTICLES

View a selection of online and print media publications produced by the environmental and travel journalism alumni

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