WHY

What could be more exciting than bringing together a diverse group of student journalists from completely different political and academic systems and giving them the opportunity to grow as hard news reporters, learning not only from each other, but from the many media professionals they will work with along the way? What could be livelier than giving them an unedited, unscripted, and unencumbered opportunity to express themselves through word, photograph, and video—bringing their fresh perspective to important issues that affect them and their future? A learning experience, yes. But perhaps more importantly a lens into issues, attitudes, and relationships that will affect the world tomorrow.