Now an English teacher in Korea, Christine O’Dea says that “the world is made up of stories,” and that hers really began when she first studied abroad. As one of two winners of the Video Challenge, Christine got $1,000, an iPad, and a trip to Washington, D.C., where she addressed the first Generation Study Abroad Summit. See her winning entry below, but be warned: You might just inspire an incurable case of wanderlust.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the New York Times have released some videos from contestants in their Generation Study Abroad video challenge. For those who don’t know, Generation Study Abroad is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State that aims to double the number of American college students who study abroad by the end of this decade. Check out the videos below.