RGNN Academy. Educational Travel Programs.
Intensive Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminars with Cultural Immersion Program in CUBA.
PROGRAM SUMMER 2017.
Limited spots available. Open to all nationalities.
ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN.org) and ROOSTERGNN Academy, two non-profit journalism education organizations based in Madrid, Spain, ARE OFFERING,
The Intensive Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminar with Cultural Immersion Program, based in two of Cuba’s most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and the colonial city of Trinidad.
During the Internship Seminar, students participate in an intensive journalism program coordinated by Experts and Mentors, and which includes Editorial Meetings, Travel Journalism Workshops, Photography Workshops, Mentoring Sessions and Feedback Sessions, and produce the publication of a travel magazine about Cuba, published in digital format in the news agency.
Cultural Immersion and people-to-people contact is the differentiating aspect of this Travel Journalism and Photography Internship Seminar in Cuba. To discover the local culture, the schedule of events includes a series of Site Visits to Local Projects, Tours of both urban and rural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Guided Excursions. The Cultural Immersion is complemented with accommodation in “boutique” style, colonial houses with Cuban host families.
The program includes 24-hour bilingual (English & Spanish) local support. All of the Experts and Mentors are bilingual. To participate in the Seminars, it is required that students have knowledge of at least ONE of these languages. Students can choose to write their articles in English, Spanish or both (English-Spanish). The selection process is rigorous and includes an interview for all candidates of interest.
The Internship Seminar offers students the possibility to graduate with a Portfolio of Published Content, published in the news agency, a Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Certification, a Certification of Academic Credit, as well as a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.
TUITION FEE. It is recommended that students enroll as early as possible in order to process visas and book flights to the island.
WINTER 2018 EDITION (Two-week Seminar). JANUARY 2, 2018 – JANUARY 15, 2018. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO 500 EUROS AVAILABLE.
The Intensive Seminar includes:
Students will be evaluated continually throughout the Program, and remaining enrolled in the Internship Program will be necessarily linked to the student’s compliance of a minimum set of goals within the Program as subject to the Tuition.
Completing the goals of the Program allows students to obtain the following academic or curricular documentation.
ROOSTERGNN follows a strict evaluation process for emitting academic and/or curricular documentation. Students must have completed all requirements of the Program to obtain any type of academic and/or curricular documentation.
All processing of academic and/or curricular documentation is conducted EXCLUSIVELY via email email@example.com. Academic and/or curricular documentation is emitted via email in PDF format, within twenty-five (25) business days after the last day of the Seminar.
To apply for a spot, please fill out the following form:
PAYMENT OF THE TUITION FEE.
Tuition Fees should be paid via bank transfer or cash deposit into a bank account that will be provided to selected candidates on the Enrollment Confirmation Form.
Once a student has been accepted by ROOSTERGNN, he/she will have seventy-two (72) business hours to pay a five-hundred (500) deposit. The rest of the Tuition Fee must be paid within ten (10) business days after having been selected.
All Tuition Fees, including the deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ROOOSTERGNN reserves the right to terminate the Enrollment of any student who does not respect the norms or mission of the Program.
Tuition Fees are non-refundable.
Important Note: The Tuition Fee stated is the exact amount in Euros to be received by the RGNN Academy. Students are responsable for inquiring with their bank about possible wire transfer fees, and if so, for covering fees incurred by their bank.
Medical insurance. Medical and travel insurance is not included in the Tuition Fee. It is highly recommended that students consult with the insurance company to obtain medical coverage during their travels to and stay in Cuba.
Visas U.S. Students.
Students from the United States require, in addition to the tourist visa from the Cuban Embassy, a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury in order to travel to Cuba for educational purposes. To obtain this license, it is required that the student obtain academic credit for the Intensive Journalism Internship Seminar from a U.S. academic institution or university. A letter on official letterhead, signed by a designated representative of the sponsoring U.S. academic institution, will be required.
Citizens of other countries should consult with the Embassy of Cuba in their respective country to obtain a visa.
Flights from the U.S. to Cuba.
After 55 years, commercial flights US-Cuba have begun again. More information here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/travel/how-to-go-to-cuba-now-jetblue.html.
There are also charter flights from Miami, Florida (MIA), Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Los Angeles (LAX), to Havana with American Airlines and Jet Blue. Please use the following links to book your flight:
• American Airlines Visit Cuba.
• Video from American Airlines about traveling to Cuba from the U.S..
• ABC Charter. Company organizing flights from Miami, Florida (MIA), Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Los Angeles (LAX) Airports to Havana.
LEGAL FRAMEWORK. Our practical educational programs are subject to the legislation valid in the Kingdom of Spain. The Practical Educational Program of Travel Journalism and Photography is regulated by the Program, which defines its organization and execution. ROOSTERGNN can take photographs, videos, interviews during the Educational Programs and can make use of this material in its publicities and promotions. By formalizing the Enrollment, the students authorize ROOSTERGNN to share content of their social media profiles in its publicities, promotions, websites and social media. ROOSTERGNN reserves the right to cancel those Programs which do not have enough students enrollment. Cancellations will be notified as soon as possible, and the full amount paid will be refunded to originating bank account. ROOSTERGNN reserves the right to modify the Seminar Program according to the needs of the agency, the availability of Experts and Mentors, and possible local contingencies. In all cases, the Programs will respect the valid version of the Program in its latest update. The updated version of the Program for Practical Education in Travel Journalism and Photography will be available at http://rgnn.org/academy/cuba-travel-journalism-photography-internship-seminar/program.
ROOSTERGNN does not assume any responsibility regarding transportation before the pick-up and after the drop-off from Havana airport in the times indicated to enrolled students. For this reason, all processing and hiring of transportation, flights, visas, and travel licenses are the responsibility of each one of the participants. All transportation and/or optional activities not included in the program that participants hire in Cuba on their own terms are also the responsibility of each participant.
Note. In the event that ROOSTERGNN has provided you with a translation of the Spanish version of this document, you accept that such a translation is provided solely for your convenience, and in your relationship with ROOSTERGNN, the Spanish version of this document prevails in any case.
Updated January 14, 2017.