Romania Journalism and Community

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Brasov, Romania.
Volunteer Journalism in Romania

Groups taking part in our Journalism project in Romania will be working on the Brasov Visitor, an English-language magazine for expatriates in Romania. As a writer you will work on specific assignments with guidance from the editor. You will be interviewing local people, narrating community issues, reviewing events, writing features and taking photographs. You will work alongside the local experts and will see your name in print alongside your contributions in the magazine.

Volunteer Journalism Internships in Romania

The other half of your day will involve looking after children in an orphanage near your Journalism placement. Your group will be divided into smaller teams to work in different homes for orphans housing about ten to twelve children in each. You will helps staff with daily tasks such as feeding the children but your ideas and energy when it comes to organising games and activities will be hugely appreciated. You might also like to help teach some of the children basic, conversational English, as well as involving them in activities such as song, dance, drama and sports during their free time.

Projects Abroad Romania has its base in the historic city of Brasov, capital of Transylvania. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is an unusual combination of impressive historical squares and palaces, sandwiched between former-Communist tower blocks. There are many sights, museums, restaurants and a full cultural calendar of events. Living with a local host family in the town, and to be with or around a Romanian family and their friends is an entertaining and enlightening experience in itself!

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: The Village
Project: Journalism
Region: Brasov, Romania
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday 15:30 Arrival at Bucharest
    15:30 – 16:30 Travel to Brasov
    16:30 – 18:00 Introduction to Host Families, settle in.
    18:00 – 19:30 Dinner at Host Family
    19:30 Rest and Relax
    2 Monday 9:00 – 10:30 Walking tour of Brasov
    10:30 – 12:00 Induction at Projects Abroad office
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Introduction to The Village magazine
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    3 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Lecture on Romanian Journalism
    10:00 – 12:00 First Editorial meeting
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at Host Family
    13:00 – 17:00 Start to plan assignments with editorial team.
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 – 20:00 Bowling with fellow volunteers
    4 Wednesday 09:00 – 12:00 Volunteers undertake interviews and get to work on their feature articles
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Visit to local School to interview pupils
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at the Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    5 Thursday 09:00 – 12:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    6 Friday 09:00 – 12:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    7 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 Visit to Sighis Gawern in Sibiu
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch in Sibiu
    13:30 – 18:00 Sightseeing around Sibiu
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at restaurant in Sibiu
    19:00 – 21:00 Traditional dance show
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 09:00 – 12:00 Visit Cathedral
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Shopping in Sibiu
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 – 20:00 Travel back to Brasov
    9 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Introduction to Photography
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at Orphanage
    13:00 – 17:00 Spend afternoon with Photography team
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    10 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 Photo Assignment
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17.00 Visit Brasov lookout for spectacular views and great photography
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 20:00 Trip to local cinema
    11 Wednesday 09:00 – 12:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    12 Thursday 09:00 – 12:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Volunteers continue writing their articles
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    13 Friday 8:30 – 12:30 Finish articles
    12:30 - 16:30 Farewell lunch with staff and volunteers
    16:30 – 18:00 Packing for Departure
    18:00 - 19:00 Farewell Social
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Saturday   Departure

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