The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) offers journalism study-abroad courses and internship programs that help prepare students for the complex demands of 21st century global journalism. Our programs combine training in a range of media skills — photography, videojournalism, international reporting and writing for digital media — with hands-on practice reporting on a foreign culture.
Our alumni have gone on to professional careers with major media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, CBS News, New York Magazine, The Hartford Courant, Wired, PCWorld, and The Charleston Gazette.
ieiMedia programs are open to English-speaking college students and recent graduates from all schools. Each media course is taught by a team of professional journalists and journalism educators.
A pioneer in journalism education, ieiMedia has been taking students abroad since 2002. It was founded by Andrew Ciofalo, now a professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland.
Our Croatia Students
The 2016 Croatia program features students from Colorado State University, LeMoyne College and St. Thomas University. Nearly 800 students have participated in past ieiMeida programs. Students have come from more than 80 schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Click here to get to know the 2016 students.
Our Croatia Faculty
Ashley Colburn began her career as a host, producer, and writer for Wealth TV in 2009. She produced her first travel show ”WOW Croatia!” which was awarded Croatia’s Golden Pen award (Best U.S. media) and won an Emmy in 2010. Following her success with the Croatia show, Colburn created “TAKEOFF with Ashley Colburn” a travel series that premiered in 2010 on WealthTV and took her to over 25 countries on 6 continents over 2 seasons. Since late 2011 Colburn has run her own production company, Ashley Colburn Productions, producing travel journalism products for various countries and entities around the world.
Steve Weiss is an award winning television anchor, reporter and producer of local and network television sports and news programming who utilizes his experience professionally and in the classroom. Weiss has enjoyed a distinguished broadcasting career of 25+ years as a program producer, host, and analyst for ESPN, TNN, FOX Prime Sports, Outdoor Channel and the Outdoor Life Network. Prior to that he was a television anchor and reporter in various local TV markets including Las Vegas and Denver.
Greg Luft is chair of the Journalism and Media Communication department at Colorado State University. He has a diverse career as a television news reporter and anchor; documentary, educational, and corporate video producer; freelance video journalist; teacher, and academic administrator.