Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge

Has study abroad changed your life? Then add your voice to Generation Study Abroad!

Submit your digital story today to IIE’s 2017 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge and help show Americans how important study abroad is.

In a bold effort to double the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade, the Institute of International Education, in partnership with The New York Times in Education, is pleased to announce the 2017 IIE Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge. By hearing and seeing study abroad alumni articulate the value of their study abroad experience, we hope to inspire Generation Z and others to seek out an international experience as part of their college education. US students who are abroad and those who have returned are encouraged to submit digital story submissions between 0:30 seconds and 2 minutes long that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their personal or professional life and their community, and how The New York Times content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience.

Two winning digital stories will be selected and highlighted on the The New York Times in Education website, IIE’s Generation Study Abroad website, and across social media. Additionally, the winners will receive:
· An iPad
· A trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad from October 1 – 3, 2017 as a “Generation Study Abroad Voice”

The submission deadline is September 10, 2017. For additional information, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines please visit the Voices Video Challenge webpage. Send questions to studyabroad@iie.org.

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade. As the world leader in international education, IIE believes that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. The New York Times in Education is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner and provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making -- serving the ideals of today’s demanding educational aims by spurring critical thinking, increasing national and global awareness and fostering a more informed and engaged citizenry.