Your Go Abroad story
We ask all successful applicants to submit a blog, photo blog or vlog either while you are away or after your return.
To ensure that you get the most out of your experience, it’s important to reflect on your time abroad.
All successful applicants to the Go Abroad Fund are asked to submit a blog, photo blog or vlog - this can be submitted while you are away or after your return.
The deadline for submission is mid-September 2017.
Your creative self-reflections will appear on the Go Abroad blog. You can request that yours remains anonymous. To promote readership we will also share blog posts on relevant social media channels as well as link to it from other relevant websites and digital tools.
There are three questions that should frame your self-reflective piece:
- Where did you go and why?
- What you were worried about before you left?
- What have you learned?
Any other questions can be framed and answered as you see fit.
Blogs must be no longer than 500 words in length and can include 4 - 5 photographs. Photo blogs can contain no more than 15 photos. Vlogs must be no longer than 6 minutes.
Other brilliant resources
There are lots of other ways to self-reflect and cover your own Go Abroad story.
1 Second Everyday
A video app which allows you to capture a second-long video every day for a certain amount of time. At the end, it puts it together into a beautiful film.
A private space where you can write your thoughts, this is writing, and it’s online, but it’s not blogging, or Twittering, or Facebook status updating. This is just for you.
The Six-Word Memoir
Urban legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to inspire conversation around a big idea, and a simple way for individuals to break the ice.
Connect with people back home and share your pictures, videos and more.
We host a Welcome Home event for all students who have been abroad with the Go Abroad Fund. Our most recent event was in October 2017. It is a great opportunity to share your story with other students and staff from across the University.