PHOTO: International journalists train in Lawrence as part of fellowship program through KU

photo by: Courtesy of the Hubert H. Humphrey Pre-Academic Program

A group of international journalists visit the Lawrence Journal-World offices on Thursday, July 22, 2021. From left: Gahyeok Lee, of South Korea; Atok Kiir, of South Sudan; Sunghae Cho, of South Korea; Milana Mazaeva, of Russia; Mohamed Bah, of Sierra Leone; and Hyuntaek Lee, of South Korea. The journalists are attending the Hubert H. Humphrey Pre-Academic Program at the University of Kansas.

Journalists from around the world have congregated at the University of Kansas this summer for an eight-week program. On Thursday, some of them visited the Lawrence Journal-World to learn more about local newspapers in the United States.

The journalists are among 31 international fellows who are attending the eight-week Hubert H. Humphrey Pre-Academic Program at KU. The program is hosted by KU International Short Programs and is sponsored by a grant from the U.S. State Department and Institute of International Education.

The Humphrey Program works with KU’s Applied English Center to prepare the fellows for professional development experiences. After their training at KU, the fellows will go on to study in their area of expertise at universities across the U.S. The KU program started June 1 and ends July 27.