IIE Generation Study Abroad Voices” Video Contest 2015

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Contest Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015

Share your experiences to help us show why study abroad is so crucial by entering the “Generation Study Abroad Voices” video contest.

Together with The New York Times in Education, IIE is asking study abroad alumni to join Generation Study Abroad and share their voice. We want to know how study abroad gave you an edge, and what impact it had on your life and the world, and how using The New York Times content helped you.

The New York Times provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making, igniting student interest by linking learning to living – 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 citizen.

The Challenge

  • Please submit a digital story about the impact that study abroad had on you. A successful digital story will highlight an experience abroad that helped you gain new a skill/ quality such as language acquisition, confidence and independence, tolerance, problem solving, global awareness, cross-cultural communication, and so on.
  • Additionally, submissions may showcase motivations for studying abroad, what you did to make it happen, any obstacles you may have overcome, new insights into your identity or ways you engaged your host community.


To participate in the contest, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Have studied abroad (this includes internships, language study, service learning, faculty-led programs) or are currently studying abroad.
  • Be available to attend the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad on October 1-2, 2015.
  • Parameters for submitting digital stories include:
    • Story length should be between 1 and 3 minutes long.
    • The story can be submitted in English or in other languages. If submitting in a language other than English, the video must be subtitled in English.
    • Do not use material (especially music) that is subject to copyright fees. Check out Creative Commons, a system, built upon current copyright law, which allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content—all for free.

How to Submit

    1. Visit
    2. Create an account for yourself by clicking “New User?” and entering registration code “videocontest
    3. Watch the quick instructional video on how to upload your video submission. The upload process takes just a few minutes!
    4. Write to if you have any questions!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IIE Generation Study Abroad Voices” Video Contest 2015

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