JRNL 270: Human Rights Interviewing Project with Roma People

3 Credits

Students from Communication, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology will be recruited to apply their journalism skills learned in the spring semester course, JRNL 270, to interview and identify barriers to human rights and stories of triumph expressed by Roma people living in Macedonia. The project supports initiatives for improvement in the area of inclusion of Roma/migrant children and in the area of volunteering by targeting different stakeholders, including policy makers. MSUB students participating in the project will research the background of the treatment of Roma people in Europe and Macedonia, specifically; learn qualitative interviewing techniques; develop interview guidelines in conjunction with our partner NGO and university partners; and explore the rich history of Northern Macedonia.

Faculty Leader: Dr. Sarah Keller
Dates: May 1-14, 2020
Cost: $1,734 (Estimated – subject to increase, pending partner fees)


  • Accommodation
  • Some Meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Entrances Fees
  • Health Insurance
  • Application Fee

Not Included:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Miscellaneous Expenses and Some Meals

To Get Started

Step 1: The final application deadline is February  1, 2020. Positions are limited, so please apply early to get preference. Download the application (link below) and turn it into the Office of International Studies, McDonald Hall Rm 150, along with your receipt of the $150 application fee and the $500 deposit, both of which are included in the overall price.

Step 2: Register for the spring course: JRNL 270: Human Rights Interviewing Project with Roma

Step 3: Be interviewed and accepted into the faculty-led program

Step 4: Make payment arrangements with the Business Office to complete the program payments (final payment deadline varies)

Step 5: Finalize any outstanding documentation for study abroad

Step 6: Purchase roundtrip airfare to Skopje, Macedonia – coordinate with faculty leader and other students

Step 7: Participate in mandatory Outbound Orientation

Step 8: Enjoy this life-changing experience!


Macedonia Program Poster (PDF)

Course Syllabus (PDF)