Panoramic view on Manhattan at night, New York, USA

New York City

Features and Travel Writing, NYC

JOUR 362

Dates: On Campus: May 11-12 & 20-22, 2020; New York: May 13-19, 2020

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: LaReeca Rucker, Journalism Instructor

Cost: $1,250 plus tuition

Application Deadline: April 9, 2020

  • Spend two days in Oxford before getting an introduction to features and lifestyle writing and photography.
  • Travel to New York City to write and photograph a variety of feature stories to be published on a website.
  • Be exposed to new places and experiences, in order to gain confidence in their reporting, while learning to be self-reliant and independent in a new space.
  • Explore NYC to develop their own ideas for stories.
  • Learn to handle deadlines associated with media by developing and producing stories while traveling for the course.

Itinerary subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.


Students will attend class on the Oxford campus May 11-12 and then depart for New York on Wednesday, May 13. They will spend six nights in New York, returning on Tuesday, May 19, before resuming class in Oxford May 20-22, 2020.


New York, NY

This course is open to all majors. Students who might be interested include Journalism and IMC majors.

Course fee is $1250. Included in the course fee are housing, group ground transportation, and select group meals. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, meals, tuition, airfare, and personal spending money.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from New York. Airfare can be billed to their bursar account by making arrangements through Cheryl Keating at Travel Leaders, or 1-800-624-6579 ext 134.