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Study Abroad Video Contest

The Office of Study Abroad video contest lets you share your experience abroad and can inspire others to consider studying abroad themselves – all in two minutes or less. Submissions must be video (not a slideshow of photos) and should include at least three of the following themes:


Entrants must be students who have participated in, and earned credit on, an MSU-sponsored education abroad program. This includes current MSU undergraduate or graduate students.

Videos will be evaluated on how well your video captures the themes listed above in a creative, original and captivating way.

One video may be submitted per entrant and must be original subject matter (no professional videography).

Videos should be two minutes or less in length.

Video footage must have been taken by the entrant during the entrant's education abroad program. Video may include locations traveled to during free time, but must have occurred within the official program dates.

All entries must contain video footage and not a slideshow of photos. Photos can be incorporated into your video, but entries should be nearly all video footage.

Video content must be appropriate for all audiences and OSA reserves the right to refuse any submissions it deems inappropriate.

COPYRIGHTS: It is the responsibility of the entrant to obtain written permission to use any copyrighted music, photos, or any other form of media in the video. OSA cannot share video with copyrighted music without this written consent. It is suggested entrants check into, and use, royalty free music to be safe as most popular songs are copyrighted. Sample free music from various website such as Incompetech (, DanoSongs (, Mobygratis (, or Jamendo (

YouTube (, Vimeo (, DailyMotion (, MetaCafe ( or any other video-sharing website may be used to house your video. You will be asked to provide a weblink to your video on the entry form. All videos should include the title of your education abroad program.


Videos must be entered no later than Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Entrants can provide a valid link to their video online and/or bring their video on a flash drive to the Advising Center Room 108 in the International Center.

Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible.

By entering the contest, you will be giving OSA permission to use your video for the purpose of promoting study abroad at Michigan State University. This means all videos, not just winning entries, will be eligible for inclusion in such activities.