Miami, Florida is a city which host thousands of tourists and people from all over the world who goes sightseeing, have fun and seek to find new and nicer opportunities within their field. For this reason, Miami was chosen as the venue for the Second Academic Mission, which has been organized by Universidad Autónoma del Caribe. This event was called: "Mass Media and Audio-visual Communication" and had as its main goal to strengthen the contents of each academic program: Journalism, TV, Radio Direction and Production. First, there was a lot of expectation coming from the members of the Mission but probably none could imagine that the experience would exceed their expectations.
On the first day, the lecture was given by Jorge Socarras, a journalist graduated from UAC, who has lived in Miami for more than 15 years. He is well known as a member of the sports section at the Univision. He told us about his experience in the American Media: "Being here, getting into this world, it is not easy but it is all worth a try. Miami is a city that embraces people from all around the world; that gives you the opportunity to work and learn about different cultures, at the same time, it allows you to expand your knowledge". It was very useful to have listened to Jorge before meeting the main media.
Throughout the week, we were introduced to many international television channels such as Univision, Telemundo, and Mega TV. Some radio stations and print media like the Miami Herald and the New Herald were also shown to us. In each visit, we observed how they operate, the production team and the technical area.
The trip to Miami, gave us the opportunity to meet certain people, for instance, the host, the producer, camera operators and technicians.
One the most moving moments during the stay in Miami was when the President of UAC, Ramsés Vargas, came to the campus. He had a short talk with the mission participants. We gave him a feedback on our experience. President Vargas made us aware that the opportunities exist and that this visit could lead us to a better professional experience. Besides getting to know the networks in the future, we could become part of them. "As a Cosmopolitan city, Miami allows for you to expand the knowledge acquired at UAC", concluded Ramsés Vargas.