Incoming Exchange Digital Stories

Our exchange students share their digital stories on our Incoming Exchange page.

Slim Scholars Digital Stories

Our Slim Scholars share their digital stories.

Digital Storytelling

Danica Brown at Fall 2013 Digital Storytelling Showcase
Danica Brown sharing her digital story at the Fall 2013 Digital Storytelling Showcase

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.

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Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Grant for Global Identities Digital Storytelling Project in Study Abroad

GW Study Abroad administrators Taylor Woodman, Chrissy Hyde, Jared Kahan, and Shawna Bruell, together with graduate assistants Paul Wagner and Sarah DeNapoli, have been awarded an Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Grant of $5,300 for support of their Global Identities Digital Storytelling Project in the 2013-14 academic year.  

The group took part in a storytelling workshop with the Center for Digital Storytelling as part of the grant.