The three-month study in Berlin consisted of six weeks of academic courses at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universität Berlin, followed by a five week internship with a German newspaper, (online-) magazine, TV or radio station or PR firm.
During the first six weeks, participants expanded their academic understanding of the politics, society, culture and media scene in Germany. Seminars were held by renowned academics and prominent experts.
On the agenda were also excursions to important political, cultural and media institutions, such as the Bundestag, the Jewish Museum, the ARD studio or the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer.
As part of this program, participants also met with young journalists from Eastern European countries. The program included a shared one-week educational tour within Germany. This was meant to pave the way for a kind of communication that ends neither at the Atlantic nor at the EU’s Eastern borders.