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2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest – $1,000 Travel Voucher for First Prize
September 13, 2011

USF World is proud to support NAFSA’ s 2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest. The 2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest invites college students across the country to tell the world, through the creative use of video, how their study abroad experiences made them “student diplomats.”

Connecting Our World (powered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators) has partnered with STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner, to bring you the contest, which is open to U.S. undergraduates who are currently studying abroad or have recently returned from a study abroad experience. Video submissions should tell a compelling story about how students can become “student diplomats” while studying abroad, by making a difference in the lives of others, connecting in a meaningful way with people and cultures in other countries, and building long-lasting friendships and mutual understanding. Videos can be no longer than three minutes in length. Find the complete contest guidelines at

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2011. After a slate of finalists is chosen by an expert judging panel, the winning and runner-up videos will be selected through open voting on the Connecting Our World Web site. The winner will receive a $1,000 travel voucher from STA Travel and the title of “2011 Student Diplomat.” The runner-up will receive a hand-held flip camera from Connecting Our World and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

If you are a student join the new student community at which will keep you updated about the contest.