Student Work

MatadorU students — both active and alumni of our writing, photography, or filmmaking programs — are becoming the go-to contributors for media outlets, DMOs, and tourism boards around the world. From diverse publication records to prestigious awards, their accomplishments in travel journalism continue to inspire the next generation of writers, photographers, filmmakers, and travelers.

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Student Work Articles

20 signs you’ve been a yachtie for too long

by Abby Gallagher
3

How to piss off a solo female traveler

by Vanessa Van Doren
13

On the various insecurities of the perpetual traveler

by Reda Wigle
3

11 portraits that reveal the real faces of the homeless

by Joshua Thaisen
3

5 international foodie dishes made with Spam (plus 2 recipes)

by LiAnne Yu
10

14 differences between an Australian friend and a normal friend

by Lawrence Hamilton
6

11 signs you were born and raised in Alaska

by Jennifer Gracey
41

How to piss off someone from Vermont

by Kyle Fitzgerald
26

Dear Haifa, here is your story of love and occupation

by Haifa Koleilat
6

8 reasons Portugal is the best place to learn how to surf

by Marco Delgado
3

A 9-step guide to becoming Mongolian

by Justin Guerra
3

16 images of life on the streets in LA

by Joshua Thaisen
14

6 things I learned moving from Kentucky to Australia

by Lawrence Hamilton
3

9 signs you were born and raised in Northern California

by Madeline Horn
40

10 reasons being a pilot isn’t as cool as you think (and 1 that makes it all worthwhile)

by Louis Graham
2

How’d you get that shot: Mongolian Contortionist

by Christine Schindler
2

10 signs you grew up in an Irish family in Southern California

by Colm FitzGerald
10

10 things you should know before traveling to Hawaii

by LiAnne Yu
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