How do you say travel blogger in Swahili? It's a good question, but not one you're likely to get an answer for in this Certificate Program. What you will get, however, is a solid introduction to the basics of writing for social media and an in-depth understanding of travel writing, specifically in the blog form. You'll also get loads of opportunity to hone your writing skills. Successful completion of our two specialized classes—Travel Writing and Intro to Blogging—will earn you a Certificate in Travel Blogging. And that'll give you more cred as a travel writer than a passport full of foreign-entry stamps.
This certificate program is a great way to:
Explore writing for a variety of Internet and social media formats;
Identify and discuss various types (sub-genres) of writing for the web;
Gain a solid understanding of the travel writing genre;
Learn how to research a potential travel story with a specific angle;
Present your material to the travel-writing marketplace;
Learned how to successfully put together a “pitch” for a travel article;
Create your own blog.
The courses in this program are all about writing, so you'll be doing a lot of it. You'll also learn through interactive workshops, exercises, group discussions, and assignments. Enthusiastic participation and effort are the keys to enjoyment and success in this program.
Who benefits most?
Students who want a certificate in language arts.
Anyone who wants to explore the travel-writing genre.
Anyone considering a career as a travel writer.
Retirees or business people who want to try something new to balance out their lives.
Anyone who loves to travel and wants to share their experiences.
In order to obtain the certificate, the following compulsory course must be completed: