The Media Exchange for Global Achievement

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The Media Exchange for Global Achievement!

The Media Exchange for Global Achievement Program (MEGA) provides youth journalists an opportunity to gain a better understanding of diverse media outlets and the role of media in the United States through a series of site visits, workshops, seminars and hands-on activities.

Program Expenses

The MEGA Program covers all costs directly connected to participation in the Program.

The MEGA Program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Selection for the MEGA Program is merit-based and open to anyone who meets the following requirements:

  • Russian Youth 18-22 years old;
  • Active citizen journalist, young professional journalist, and/or student of journalism;
  • Demonstrate their achievements and interest in media;
  • Available to travel to the United States for 4 weeks from June 22 — July 21, 2019
  • Fluent in English.

All the requirements of the program are strict. Your application may be rejected if you do not meet any of the requirements mentioned above.

The selection process for the MEGA Program consists of two equal parts: (1) your electronic application and (2) online interview with selected semi-finalists.

During the first step of the selection process you will have to develop a media product (article, magazine, newspaper, video, social media group or profile, series of photos or radio podcast) that covers the following topic: “I am a leader in media literacy: past, present and future” and include the link to it.

Download Guidelines for Development of a Media Product -

Also you have to upload two letters of recommendation.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist for the MEGA Program, you will be interviewed by the selection committee.

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