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Global Media Experience

Explore the Gulf region's media landscape and its role in a global context.

The Global Media Program (GME) enables students to engage with individuals at a variety of well-established media corporations, as well as up-and-coming startups, to better understand the dynamic nature of the media industry. GME aims to create a platform where students can network and sharpen their employability skills and explore the regional job market.


Riyadh, KSA


October 13 – October 17, 2024

Application timeline

  1. Submit an online application by Saturday, April 13, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  2. Decisions released by Thursday, April 25, 2024.


Students must attend a series of mandatory pre-departure sessions and will complete a post-program capstone project. 

  • Pre-departure session #1 - Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Pre-departure session #2 - Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Pre-departure session #3 - Tuesday, October 1, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Pre-departure session #4 - Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Flights (round-trip departing and returning to Doha, on economy class), visas, travel insurance, accommodation (shared), in-country transportation & activities, and meals are covered by Northwestern Qatar.

Students are responsible for the cost of transportation to, and from, the Doha airport, as well as any personal expenses during the program. Flights will not be arranged from another location before the program, or to a different location after the conclusion of the program. Students must depart from, and return to, Doha, Qatar.


To be eligible for experiential learning, students must demonstrate that they are making academic progress and in good standing with both NU-Q and the University at large. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year and remaining in residence at the Northwestern Qatar campus.

Students are not eligible for the program under the following conditions:

  • If a student has been placed on academic probation for the semester prior to the program or for the semester in which the program is scheduled.
  • Any student who has a case pending against them in Northwestern’s Office of Student Conduct that could result in separation from the University.

Any student who is returning from a leave of absence must be enrolled in classes for at least one semester before applying for the program. Students with pre-existing health concerns that have potential to interfere with success on the program may be asked to work with the Dean of Students office to ensure that a treatment plan is in place during the course of the program. NU-Q reserves the right to make final determinations about a student’s eligibility to participate in the program for reasons including, but not limited to, health and safety concerns and pending conduct cases against students that do not rise to the level of separation from the University. These determinations are at the discretion of the Director for the Student Experience and Assistant Dean for the Student Experience.

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