Voting Begins on Student Diplomat Video Contest

Jan 05, 2010, 11:17 ET from NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Public invited to choose from among 5 finalists who created videos about their study abroad experiences

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past three months, the Student Diplomat Video Contest, jointly sponsored by NAFSA and Abroad View Magazine, has challenged students from across the country to create original videos showing how their study abroad experiences have helped advance global understanding. Dozens of submissions have been narrowed down to five finalists.

Members of the public are now invited to cast their votes -- no later than January 15 -- for their favorite video by visiting the Official Contest Page. The contest asked students to consider how their study abroad experience has shaped them as global citizens, served as a bridge to cross-cultural understanding, promoted peace, or positively impacted the local community in which they studied.

The winner, selected by public voting and an expert panel of judges, will be announced on Monday, January 18, and will receive a $300 cash prize and the title of "2009 Student Diplomat."

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. Abroad View is the global education magazine for students.

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