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Bringing the Study Abroad Experience Home: Using Tech to Share Your Stories

Name and Title William Stewart, Program Coordinator, NSLI-Y

Organization Name iEARN-USA

Co-Presenter Names NSLI-Y student Alumni TBD

Country from Which You Will Present USA

Language in Which You Will Present English

Target Audience High School Students and Teachers

Short Session Description


Bringing the Study Abroad Experience Home: Using Tech to Share Your Stories


Full Session Description


Alumni of the NSLI-Y exchange program in Morocco and Korea share their experiences through blogs and video. How did creating this media help to educate their peers and families back home about their host countries? How did compiling photos, editing video, and crafting stories inform their own experience?  Students will share examples of their work and discuss the feedback and different reactions that they received.


Teachers and students will learn about the craft of creating effective blogs and videos from NSLI-Y Alumni, hear their stories and find out about study abroad opportunities.


Participants will learn about the benefits of the cultural immersion experience, best practices for documenting their observations and newfound understanding that comes from a more participatory approach to the exchange experience.

*(Attached pictures are of students in past and current programs - though not necessarily those who will be presenting) 

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