How to Become a Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent Job Description

Foreign correspondents are journalists who are stationed in a foreign country to report on economic, political, environmental or social developments or events within that country.


Foreign Correspondent Job Duties

• Gather information related to events of international significance, such as political or social unrest, environmental disasters, war, or economic developments

• Interview relevant individuals and stakeholders

• Collect background information and details of events

• Analyze and interpret events

• Prepare news stories for publication or broadcast

• Review stories to identify errors in grammar, punctuation, content and accuracy

• Provide substantial context to the news events, and highlight the important facts and details thereof

• Liaise with cooperating journalists from host country


Scholarships for Becoming a Foreign Correspondent

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Foreign Correspondent. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming a Foreign Correspondent: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Foreign Correspondent. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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