Ernie Pyle was renowned for his travel reporting, most notably from Europe and the Far East. As an Ernie Pyle Scholar, you too will venture beyond the familiar environs of Indiana and the United States and come to better appreciate the cultural differences and similarities that define us as citizens of the world. You are therefore required to participate in three travel events:
- regional media trip (spring semester, first year).
- national media trip (spring break, second year).
- international study experience.
The international study experience requirement can be satisfied in one of three ways:
- participation in The Media School Summer in London program.
- completion of a Media School international travel course.
- completion of an international study experience that results in IU credit.
Ernie Pyle Scholars are automatically admitted into The Media School’s Summer in London program following their second year, and most participate in this activity with their classmates. But the travel requirement can be satisfied by any international course resulting in IU credit. A travel course not organized by The Media School requires written permission from the honors program director, Nicole Martins, if you want it to fulfill your requirement.
Your written request must be copied to your honors mentor and to Katie Beck, associate director of student services, experiential education. It must describe the proposed program and explain why it should be considered an appropriate international experience. Permission must be granted at least one month before you depart for participation in the selected program.