Telling the story about your global experience can be a great way to both reflect on your study abroad experience and share your story!
There are many ways you can do it:
- Journaling/personal blog
- Submitting a blog post for the Global Experiences website
- Creating a Digital Story
Digital storytelling is defined as a short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds. A modern take on traditional storytelling, digital storytelling is an excellent way to reflect on your time abroad, including the big and small moments or lessons learned. It offers reflection, articulation, validation, and can share the identity and diversity of experiences, people, and places. Plus, it's a product you can share with family, friends, and perhaps future employers curious to know more. Because the digital storytelling genre is limited to a two to three-minute finished piece with no more than a 350-word script, it can reach and be watched by a broad audience!
To take a workshop on digital storytelling, visit the Story Center at: https://www.storycenter.org/workshop
To see example of other study abroad returnees’ digital stories, visit here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=study+abroad+digital+stories