Go Abroad

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 Principal's 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 Principal’s Go Abroad Fund blog. You can request that yours remains anonymous.

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.

Read previous Principal's Go Abroad Fund blogs

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.

750 words

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.

Padlet

Connect with people back home and share your pictures, videos and more.

Principal's Go Abroad Fund Padlet Wall

Welcome home!

We will be hosting a Welcome Home event in October 2017 for all students who have been abroad with the Principal's Go Abroad Fund. This will be a great opportunity to share your story with other students and staff from across the University.