Returning from Abroad
A number of software options are suitable for producing a digital story. Photo Story 3 for PCs is a recommended free download available through Microsoft. Animoto editing program can be used on any computer (MAC or PC) and is also free. For image editing, try using the free website at http://pixlr.com/editor/.
FIRST PLACE (one): winner will receive lunch for two at The Red Ox with the IE director; CIEE backpack; and study-abroad graduation sash.
SECOND PLACE (one): winner will receive half dozen cupcakes from Cupcake Station gourmet cupcakes: one for you and five friends, or all six for yourself; and a CIEE ear buds and CIEE travel spork.
THIRD PLACE (one): CIEE study summer glasses and CIEE travel spork.
Digital Storytelling videos will also be shared on the International Education website and through other digital channels and social media.
The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 2 and ends Friday, Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced Jan. 15, 2016. Prizes will be awarded Feb. 1, 2016.
Play by the Rules
- Student applicants must be enrolled at OU at the time the application is submitted and have completed a study abroad/study away program while enrolled as an Oakland University student participating in a study abroad/study away program offered through OU.
- The Digital Story must be original and include a self photo/image somewhere in the piece.
- The Digital Story cannot exceed three minutes in length.
- Digital Story must be submitted with an application online.
Submit Your Entry
To enter the contest, please download, save and complete the Digital Storytelling Contest application. Upload the form with your digital entry into the International Education Dropbox. Submit the video in Dropbox using the username and password provided on the application.
- Go to https://www.dropbox.com/
- Click on sign in
- Enter the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: bandol13ou
Create a folder with your name and program on it in the Dropbox, and then drag and drop the application and digital story into the file. Entrants will receive confirmation of entry receipt by email.
Winning entries will be judged on content, creativity, adhering to the rules, and use of the medium.
For questions about the contest, email Cindy at email@example.com.
Special thanks to CIEE Study Abroad for generously supporting the OU Digital Storytelling Contest.
further interest on your audience's part is probably unlikely. Be realistic in your expectations of how fascinating your journey is going to be for everyone else. Be brief.
Volunteer Alumni (SAVA)
This is an awesome opportunity for students to get together, and share what it is really like to study abroad/away, to meet new people who may have shared similar experiences, exchange the good, the bad and amazing stories from your experience. Even if you are not signed up to study abroad, but are interested in learning more, stop by one of our meetings. ALL students are welcome and we are all happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please stay posted for upcoming SAVA events.
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