Adventure WV

Wild and Wonderful J-School Program

The Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism has partnered with the Adventure WV program at WVU to offer a unique summer orientation program designed for first-year journalism and strategic communications students.


The program offers participants diverse experiences and opportunities to learn about themselves, future classmates, the School of Journalism, WVU and the state of West Virginia – while creating long-lasting connections with upperclassmen and faculty.

During the summer program, participants travel throughout the state of West Virginia to learn more about the problems and issues affecting West Virginia residents and to better understand the role that news organizations play in covering small communities. As aspiring journalists and strategic communicators, students need to learn about diversity and inclusiveness, and the Adventure WV: J-School program provides a great start.

In the fall semester, participants enroll in a special orientation course for Adventure WV: J-School students. Using photos, audio and video captured during the summer program, students produce multimedia projects documenting their Adventure WV experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn three credit hours.

Specific details and registration information for upcoming Adventure WV: J-School programs are available on the WVU Adventure WV website.

Questions about the program should be directed to the School’s Assistant Dean for Student Services, Oliver Street, at (304) 293-5874 or Oliver.Street@mail.wvu.edu.