The Office for Study Abroad has been building an archive of digital stories since 2011. In the summer of 2012, the OSA won a grant to create a scholarship program called Global Identities (GI). Global Identities’ purpose is to expand our outreach and education efforts to encourage non-traditional students to study abroad.
Digital storytelling is a modern take on the tradition of oral storytelling, the medium through which students explore their identities while immersed in a community abroad. Selected students focus on a significant moment during their time abroad and share this through voice, music and visuals. This project allows these students to reflect profoundly on perceptions of identity in the United States and in their host countries. In turn, these stories are shared with a larger audience to encourage dialogue at GW.
View our Digital Storytelling archives here.