Contest Challenges College Students to Share Their Study Abroad Experiences

Sep 12, 2011, 16:15 ET from NAFSA: Association of International Educators

2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest begins today

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connecting Our World, powered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner, are inviting U.S. college students to tell the world, through the creative use of video, how their study abroad experiences made them "student diplomats."

The "Student Diplomat Video Contest" launches today and is open to U.S. undergraduates who are currently studying abroad or have recently returned from a study abroad experience. Video submissions  should tell a compelling story about how students can become "student diplomats" while studying abroad, by making a difference in the lives of others, connecting in a meaningful way with people and cultures in other countries, and building long-lasting friendships and mutual understanding. Videos can be no longer than three minutes in length.

Watch a video about the contest here, and find the complete contest guidelines at www.ConnectingOurWorld.org/StudentDiplomat.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on November 7, 2011. After a slate of finalists is chosen by an expert judging panel, the winning and runner-up videos will be selected through open voting on the Connecting Our World Web site. The winner will receive a $1,000 international travel voucher from STA Travel and the title of "2011 Student Diplomat." The runner-up will receive a hand-held flip camera from NAFSA and Connecting Our World.

Connecting Our World, powered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is a global community of individuals taking action to support public policies that strengthen and expand international education. STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner, is the youth travel expert enabling students and young adults to explore the world by creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery, and personal growth. For more information or to find a STA Travel Store near you, visit statravel.com.

SOURCE NAFSA: Association of International Educators



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