Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Storytelling Abroad: Puerto Rico

COMM 373

Spring 2020

Read an article about the past trip here!

This course will focus on telling multiplatform stories about Puerto Rico’s rebirth and revival after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September of 2017. Students who enroll in this course must commit to spending four nights and five days in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico during Loyola’s spring break. Before and after spring break, the class will meet every week for an hour or so - often online.

We will produce stories on a variety of platforms about Puerto Rico’s rebirth after Hurricane Maria for a number of organizations, which potentially include:

Discover Puerto Rico – the official tourism department of Puerto Rico
Marvel Architects – a New York based architecture firm building solar panels on the island
Retazo – a non-profit working to establish sustainable fashion industries in Puerto Rico
Fondo Resiliencia Puerto Rico – an organization that is building sustainable agriculture across the region

Assuming the work we produce is of high quality, they will be using the content on their web site and social media channels (What a great bullet point for resumes!)

This course is an approved elective for graduate students in the Digital Media and Storytelling program. Undergraduate students need permission from the instructor to enroll.

For more information, please contact the instructor, Patty Lamberti, at plamberti@luc.edu