Eligibility & Parameters

To participate in the contest, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Have studied abroad (this includes internships, language study, service learning, faculty-led programs) or are currently studying abroad.
  • Be available to attend the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad on October 1-3, 2017.
  • Parameters for submitting digital stories include:
    • Story length should be between 0:30 seconds and 2 minutes long.
    • The story can be submitted in English or in other languages. If submitting in a language other than English, the video must be subtitled in English.
    • Do not use material (especially music) that is subject to copyright fees    
    • Check out Creative Commons, a system, built upon current copyright law, which allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free.
    • Individuals can submit a digital story that they previously submitted to or created for other contests or purposes, but need to make sure that entering this contest is in line with the terms and conditions of the previous contests.
    • Submissions must contain full name, country of destination, year, home institution, program (if applicable), and current occupation

    *IIE employees & employees of The New York Times in Education are not eligible to participate

Select videos that successfully demonstrate the impact of study abroad on employability could be highlighted on YouTube during the submission period (August 1 - September 10, 2017).