The aim of the TOL Foreign Correspondent course was to provide practical training to people who are interested in international reporting. The course was therefore open to:
- Journalists who have some experience, but would like to increase their skills and knowledge.
- College and university-level students. Some journalism experience or academic background is helpful, but not essential.
- Non-journalists who are interested in citizen reporting from foreign lands and would like to learn the basics of doing it on a professional level.
The course was taught in English.