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

Story behind the shot: Lost Coast, California

by Joshua Thaisen

15 dead giveaways you’re from Melbourne

by Melinda Hall

Truthfully, I miss shopping in socialist China

by LiAnne Yu

14 mesmerizing star trails and portraits of the night sky

by Ibrahim Centindemir

6 characters you’ll meet in New York City

by Vanessa Van Doren

8 things Americans can learn from the French

by Paige Smith

10 stunning portraits of Iceland’s waterscapes

by Sebastien Beun

How to piss off someone from New Orleans

by Carolyn Heneghan

3 days in Fort Collins, CO

by Casey O'Connell

12 ways you can tell you’re a travel junkie

by Holly Robertson

6 things to do in Roswell that don’t involve aliens (and 1 that does)

by Laurie Moy

24 hours in the Welsh countryside

by Emily Stewart

People with no address: Meeting the nomads of Gujarat, India

by Emanuele e Romana Siracusa

What it takes to become a professional photographer

by Nat Kuleba

What I know to be true in Israel and Palestine

by Rosa Lia June

11 signs you’re still a tourist in Amsterdam

by Brianna Bemel

A sanctuary while grieving far from home

by Shari Shepard

How to piss off a tour guide

by Stephanie Long
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