This trip is one of the university’s immersive learning opportunities sponsored by the Department of Journalism. Five media students – two reporters, two videographers and one photographer – led by journalism instructor Ryan Sparrow, make up the student-led freelance agency known as “BSU at the Games.”
Sparrow, who developed the BSU at the Games immersive experience, said he did so because he wanted students to be able to develop their skills through high-level experiential learning.
“I thought it would be neat to bring that kind of sense of adventure and excitement of [traveling abroad] to journalism students,” he said. “When I was in England in 2010, I started hearing all about them preparing for the 2012 Olympics, and so, that’s how it started.”