Treetop Travel Journalism runs 3-4 week programmes that include Writing Workshops, Graffiti Workshops, Language Development Classes and City Tours. We work with young internationals – those on gap-years, enrolled students, post-graduates, or anyone looking to further or change their career path. We work collaboratively with our writing interns to create travel guides to foreign cities. The project comes together to combine work, study and travel.
Why Join our travel writing course?
Whether you’re on a gap-year or university break, recently graduated or looking for a new career path, you can benefit massively from joining one of our work / study programmes. Tangibly, those on our courses will leave with a piece of work they can be proud of – ideal for their writing portfolios, or to make a great impression on future prospective employers. There is much more to it than this, though, as our summer/winter intake get a chance to broaden their horizons, develop a new language, network with like-minded people, learn about a city’s history and culture and have an unforgettable experience in the process.
What’s in our finished travel guides
Each student is required to write 10 reviews of sites in the city, each of around 300 words. These reviews can cover anything from historical / cultural landmarks, restaurant reviews, or insight into the outdoors and nature. The make up of the guide will take shape during the planning stages in our writing workshops, where the students can decide on a theme and target audience.
The travel writing interns are also tasked with writing one feature length piece of 1000-1500 words. This can be grounded in history, culture, modern Berliner lifestyle or anything the student deems important. It’s also required to investigate the topic thoroughly, whether that be through conducting interviews, meeting locals or visiting lots of places that give you a well thought out journalistic piece.
All written work needs to also be accompanied by at least one photo.
Our graffiti workshops
We are super excited to announce that, as of September 2019, we will also be running graffiti workshops. These classes are taught by the much heralded Italian mural painter Ale Senso.
For 3 hours per week our students will be working in Ale’s once-abandoned building in West Berlin. The class centres around stenciling, tagging and spray painting techniques.
What We Offer
Travel Writing Workshops – To guide the students with their reviews of the city.
Graffiti workshops – Learn the basics of street art and leave with a piece of graffiti artwork
Language Courses – Interactive tuition in the local language.
City Tours – Excursions to the city’s most interesting and important sites.
A final published travel guide with its own unique ISBN number
Museum and gallery visits
Pick up from the airport on arrival day
A welcome meal
Care and attention to each and every treasured member of the team
BERLIN PROJECT PRICES:
1 month projects:
Classic package: Travel writing course, with language classes and city tours
Classic package + graffiti workshops