Sep 19, 2012

THE COST OF TRAVEL-WRITING COURSES ONLINE (AND A DISCOUNT ON MINE AT WRITERS.COM)

As my two travel-writing courses kick off next week for Writers.com – the intro and master class – a potential student wrote, expressing some sticker shock. So I took a good hard look at the competition...

SCHOOL PRICE UNITS PRICE/UNIT
Writers.com intro $340 10 $34
Matador U $350 12 $29.17
Gotham $399 + $25 fee 10 $42.5
Mediabistro $499 8 $62.38
Writers Workshop $500 6 $83.33
UCLA Extension $579 9 $64.33












Data drawn from the hyperlinked websites, 9/18/12

And once more, I'm grateful to work for a school that not only keeps rates affordable, but offers teachers the best percentage I've ever encountered – online or brick-and-mortar. That's especially impressive as we're known for detailed weekly critiques from instructors with extensive publishing track records. (Check out some of my favorite student comments or, for a less biased view, sign onto this Travelwriters.com bulletin-board thread).

Writers.com, you do me proud!

But, hey, I've endured plenty of sticker shock: I know the feeling all too well. So I'm happy to extend a 10% discount for the autumn term to readers and their friends (code BAX912). After all, the more, the merrier!

Hope to see some of you in class!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for such a comprehensive list here! I'm a student at Matador U and I'm looking forward to completing the course and seeing where it takes me :)

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  2. They're good peeps at Matador U. I hope the class gets you off and running in high style! Best of luck, Amanda

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  3. Samuel, your "How to Take The Worst-Ever Travel Photos" post cracked me up. I'll share it with my students and also over at Writers.com's Facebook page. Funny stuff!

    http://nomadicsamuel.com/photography-tips/how-to-take-the-worst-ever-travel-photos

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