A group of CMU students are planning to travel more than 7,000 miles this week to gain experience in international journalism

Lmm6Y8zg_400x400Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.

This is the 17th year year for the internship. It’s a partnership between the newspaper and CMU’s journalism department.

Paige Sheffield is a junior at CMU. She said she expects the internship to push her out of her comfort zone.

“ I think it’s important for people who are studying journalism to do things that are different from what they know. And to challenge themselves to look at new ideas and new perspectives. Because the more you understand the more you can accurately report on and tell stories about.”

Sheffield said much of the internship is focused on writing feature stories. The internship runs for the next three months.