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I decided to share my story with you by writing and recording an original song. It tells the story of my life and how I came from one of the most impoverished and dangerous states in Mexico, to study music and art in the USA.
The story of a girl from an orphanage who has a big dream. Ever since she was little, she has always wanted to become an obstetrician and to study abroad. She had a lot of obstacles to achieve her dream along the way . However, sheâ€™s now one step closer.
I started architecture with the belief that I could make a difference in South Africa, my home, a place defined by inequality, crime, vulnerability, discrimination and which, for the most part lacks a sense of place in cities that are rapidly urbanising.
We (Marifer & Carlos) want to share with you our story: who we are, what we want to achieve, and our contribution to other people with dreams like ours.
Ever since I was a little girl I've wanted to study African wild dogs. I'm so close to achieving that life long ambition now, but a lack of funding is still standing in my way.
I created this video for the International Student Travel Video Contest. This video helps illustrate my desire and passion to study abroad in Spain for a semester! Hope you enjoy!
Time has made me realize and discover what my passions and talents are. Since I discovered that I want to be a film director I started to look for colleges abroad to pursue my film education.
Have you ever been to a country that you have no idea of what's going on? This video is about my experience in America and how filming saved me from boredom and loneliness.
My name is Ezgi, I have one more year until I graduate from university in Istanbul. I study Cinema & Television and I want to get a master's degree on my subject area in Holland.
A young artist trying to take off while seeking approval from the toughest critic: himself. After having to quit college because of my health, going back to school is all that goes through my head. I want to grow and attain experience.
My little story about me, my life and my dreams. Some of my dreams have already come true, but some of them are still kept in my heart and waiting in the wings...
This video describes how my passion for learning and love for nature led me to study climate change in the US, and how traveling is an important part of my studies.
In the midst of war in Yemen, I lost my home. But traveling has become my new home. Everywhere I go, I make new friends and family and that place becomes my home. This one is for people who lose their homes in wars.
My next goal is a video about how I left my country and my family looking for a better future, but now that I've found my better future I want to share it with the person who has supported me the most through all this years, my mom.
No matter how tough things can get, it's important to always keep pushing, always strive to reach the horizon... Bruno Albuquerque has traveled from Brazil, his home country, to the US, where he goes to college in order to fulfill his dreams and goals.
I am not Superman or Wonder Woman. I do not have some extraordinary biography. I did not save someone's life. I am just a student. Learning about life like every one of us.
Travelling a bit around the world inspired me to want to study abroad and become a nurse.
I want to study Film in the United States because I believe I can find there the best film schools that can help me learn a lot of films, and become a good director so that I can contribute to my country and make it a better one in the...
I tried to answer the question "Why Travel"? I have travel a lot in my life, and this short film was the search for the answer of why.
Be a dancer when born in a place where it is no profession can be a problem, but the problems are transformed and now the dance is part of a world tour just starting.
It occurred to me in fifth grade after traveling to Pakistan that not every child looked up and saw beautiful, pollution-free blue skies.
A portrayal of my life, thoughts and hopes. The story of why I've decided to follow my dreams and improve myself in order to achieve them.
Throughout my life, I have always loved feeling the atmospheres of different places. Each place has it's own vibe, I like being exposed to what the world has to offer.
This next summer I might have the chance to study abroad, in China. In 2015, I've been there for an internship. But with a very small student budget, I had to take a part-time job as English teacher to survive.
I've been an international student for 5-6 years about 1 and a half years in Philippines and 4 and a half years in U.S. Through those years as an international student, I was able to travel a lot, not just studying.
This video illustrates some history of Korea under Japanese rule and atomic bombings of Hiroshima 1945. Many people do not know about Korean history, and they do not understand why Korea has some political issues or problems with Japan.
2 years ago I had a life-changing experience. I hope that telling my story about it will encourage other people to break any kind of limits on their way to a happy fulfilled life full of unforgettable memories and emotions.
Before coming to the United States, I didn’t know that financing my own education was going to be such an obstacle, mostly when my dad’s cancer caught us off guard, yet again. I know that he won’t be able to visit me, but there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to see...
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Confucius. Hi my name is Luz MarÃa Ochoa Reyes from Guatemala, I'm 18 years old and this video tells my story and why do I want to study the BFA in Acting for...
I'm an engineering student and a skateboarder from Mexico City, im always traveling with my skateboard but in this part of my life i want to travel for engineering projects, I would travel to any part of the world.
When I first came to the United States, I was shown a whole new world. It has been tough being far away from my home country Vietnam.
Life is about leaving and learning and many times you end up failing, but life is not marked by those failures, but by how you decide to live with them. These are my failures.
Music has changed my life. But a more accurate statement is this: musicians inspired me to be a musician and they have forever changed my life.
My semester studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland changed my life perspective in many ways. I learned many things about myself and discovered my two passions: Traveling and filming.
In this animation/video, I talk about my thirst for adventure and my dream of going to France to document all walks of life that I meet along the way.
I am a student currently on exchange semester in a small town in Minnesota, USA. I like traveling and documenting my daily life and would like to return back to sweden with as many good ones as possible. :)
I made this video to thank the people, who inspired me to live fully and follow my heart.
My name is Sharon Sason. I am currently attending the Occupational Therapy Masterâ€™s program at Florida A&M. I will be graduating in May 2018. I am originally from Israel and came to the United States for the first time in 2009 for an athletic scholarship
My heart is broken into a million pieces and I love it. All of those pieces are left in some small space on this Earth, reminding me that I have more than one home. I have traveled a few times before, but I plan on studying abroad in Italy this...
Video for International Student Video Contest. Hope you enjoy it! :)
My name is Ana Maria and I'm from Ecuador. My passion is computer animation. I wish to travel to be the best and get a smile from people who watch my works :)
I fell in love with comic art and would love to go to Japan to further my knowledge in comic art making.
Do you remember when we were children and our mother said "so if your friends jump off a cliff you gonna jump too"? Why have they stopped telling us this unique quote? Why do we change our minds when we grow up and just go with the flow?
This video shows how I see the world and how, regardless any race or country, or even language, we can all be friends. I am Estefany Castellanos, a Mexican Mechatronics Engineering student who loves acting and singing, and I'm going to study one semester abroad in Austria, during the spring term...
I'm a university student who is seeking an exchange semester, in Milan, in order to fulfill her dreams. In the video I talk about myself, my passions, my goals and some trips I've done.
Hello, my name is Tanna Krispil and I am part of the founding class at a new university called Minerva Schools (minerva.kgi.edu).
Growing up in the Dominican Republic with parents from two different cultures was a challenge that launched me into studying abroad.
Earlier this year, I took a trip to South Africa for 75 days. I got to live with awesome people from around the world and later became my friends for life. I was studying about film & photography there.
The issue of health can't be over emphasized. There is nothing in our life that is more valuable than good health. Without health there is no happiness, no peace and no success. But a healthy person remains in a state of bliss and happiness.
While completing my degree in New Zealand, I had opportunities to study in American and Japan. Behind my story, there was a motivation and inspiration from my hero, father. My father's wish was to see me study abroad.
I applied to an exchange in Japan... Now let's see what others think of my idea!
This video is about the trip i want to make in the future. I have used some videos from YouTube and photos from google while making this video. I believe they don't have any copyrights. I have made this video only for the competition.
I tell my story through a time line, and how i wanted to study abroad, and all the things I do.
I've always wanted to go to Hollywood but little did I know back then that one day I'd not only dream of visiting Los Angeles but actually aspire to work there.
For as long as I can remember, I have been traveling to new places and have been to 8 countries in 4 different continents. With every travel, i fall more in love with people and cultures and gain an increased urge to learn more about other countries.
This is the real story of the trip and experience of what it'slike study in United States of America.
It's a video about my past, and what I want to take from it and bring in to my future.
This film is about the turning point of my life. I lost my father, who had came after a long time to get treated in my country. He was sick with a skin allergy which developed into Polymyositis, and later on Lung failure.
Since I had my first trip time has flown by, but I feel as if I am just getting started. Traveling become a passion, a way of life. Throughout the trips I have taken, I have grown as a person, learning more about life than I could possibly have imagined.
A story of my life which has its downfalls and where I started to believe and take a risk, for a lifetime chance that might help me reach my dream.
This is briefly my story! I would love to have more to share with everyone else out there and mostly international students. I have faced different challenges during my studies in the U.S.
I went through a slump in my life. I met some meditators, and got rid of my addictions. I took a trip to India, which opened my eyes to the power of travel. I now work at an outdoor company that takes disabled people to canoe and camp.
This is all about when I disapproved of regular studies at high school and found my penchant for the field which sparked my inner passion off. When I kept moving forward notwithstanding, all the BRAKES on my way. "I Moved On, Since It Was All I Could Do.
Victoria describes her first big project as a film maker: how did she manage to make it happen with no funds and lots of passion and drive, what were the challenges involved, why does she want to direct films.
When I was 9 years old I started gymnastics. After a process that implied long training hours and many personal sacrifices I learned the value of discipline and effort needed to achieve my dreams. I retired to dedicate myself to study and I discovered my
The video explains who I am and why traveling abroad to get an education is so important to me. Gymnastics is my life but education is essential, therefore I want to put two and two together. The only place I can do that is in the States.
Video about revisiting Nepal to address the issue of Girl Trafficking in Nepal. Using art as a medium of voice for trafficked Girls.
A video summing up my life experiences and my journey to Australia.
In 2017, I am travelling to Pau, France to work with a French business and get global hands-on experience. Obviously, one of the largest deterrents of studying abroad is the cost. I am determined to not let this stop me.
This video is about my life which I am able to study in the United States and also learn many new things and able to promote my culture there. This video also shows how much I like travelling and taking pictures.
I once had a lonely and boring life. I have a large number of people in my family (polygamous family) but none care about my existence except my mum. I never allow what I'm going through to control my emotions instead I let it flow in written words.
This is a video describing the struggles in my past, how I wish to reach out to students who went through the same thing and my future involvement with PSU, the institution who gave me a chance.
If you travel for a cause you will change somebodyâ€™s life, and not only will you change somebodyâ€™s life but the process will change you so much that you want to do the same thing over and over and not get tired of it.
I am a student that would like to see all the pedagogical methodologies around the world because I think that the education is a weapon of mass construction and it can change the world.
In this Video I am showing clips I recorded in the last 5 years in order to introduce myself and my goals.
Travelling on a small budget and offering help instead of exchanging money is my passion. Now I want to give back to a worldwide community of people like me by travelling to find them and by telling their story with my camera.
How does it really feel to get out there? In essence traveling its rough, you are not in your enviroment, but it's there where it teaches the greatest lessons.
I like to make videos and short films. This is a short film of a girl before she applied for this video competition and the reason why she wants to study abroad.
Japan and China share a lot of traditional cultures. This is the story of a Chinese student who wants to find his own culture and identity in another Country.
A description of myself. My vision and my plans for the future. I want to show how it is important to follow your emotions and your heart. With your help I will be able to show that everything is possible and that dreams come true.
In this life, we can find ourselves flowing similarly like a droplet of water: encircling the globe, seeking exploration. I have learned that education is also cyclical, as what we learn we pass on to others.
My parents were against me playing soccer, as I was really young when I started playing. However, nothing stopped me from chasing my goals and accomplishing my dreams, I carried on.
In this video I talk about how I intend to pre-empt catastrophic world conflict. Through food and travel, inspiring youth along the way and making a difference.
My grandfather, a doctor, was my inspiration for delving into the fields of Medicine and Public Health.
A broken home child does not always ended up having a broken future. As the first kid in the family I have to open new doors after my parents divorced, healing the trauma and depressions, survive alone by myself, learn things from people around and nature.
This is a compilation of animation/videos/photos that describe the recent ups and downs of my life that have led me to study abroad. To sum myself up simply, Iâ€™m a designer, explorer of the world, relentless optimist, and pun-generating machine.
This film tells about my passion for telling stories by live images and audio. It tells about how I need to study abroad to get out of my comfort zone so I can develop as a filmmaker.
I am studying medicine abroad, in Dominica. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I sometimes spend 18 hours in the library without going outside. We study so hard. The clinics we can volunteer to go to keep me sane.
My application to continue to study and live in Ghana, West Africa.
Since I left France for Oklahoma state university, I am living my dream of studying in the US, meeting great people and a new culture. I have found here a 2nd home. I will keep running throughout the world keeping in mind that actions speak louder than words
A city girl from Ahmedabad had a childhood dream of becoming a filmmaker when she grows up. But, alas! Life has some different plans and she also becomes one of those who work 9 to 5 everyday!
Hi, I'm Pamela, I'm 19 years old and I live in Mexico. I'm studying hospitality and my dream has always been to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to see the magic that amazing service can create.
The most vital thing in life is to find youself and to be someone in this world. I am fourth year student in Ukraine my major is acting and I am trying to develope my personality through reall life experience as it is essentiall skill on stage.
I can go anywhere through education, but I need someone to help me to reach it.
I want to pursue a law degree and this is why I'm applying for the contest.
When growing up, traveling abroad is something we all want to do. But when the resources are scarce, you lose hope in traveling. I definitely lost all hope. Until, I received my first opportunity to study abroad in the Summer of 2015.
Hi I'm Caroline! I'm a 19 year old student from the United States. After studying abroad in Germany in high school, I'm feeling so trapped being back in the US and have been longing for a chance to travel and explore again.
Art has no boundaries (Together for a better world) is an audio-visual about my profession, my passion, and also how I still feel the need to specialize deeply on this role, to keep learning and practice, to be nourished personally and professionally. Fur
I am a kind of adventurous person. I love travelling a lot, at the same time having a passion in education abroad for my future plan.
The turning point of a person's thinking and desires. Things that happen and effect reflections of the past and pave the way for a bright future.
I'm gonna talk about us a little now. We are living in Istanbul and city life is just not for us. When we get sick of traffic and crowd we go for a picnic to Prince's Islands or to the closest forests.
Simple video examining my study aboard and the effects it had on me as well as my future trips.
I'm privileged to briefly elaborate on the effects of climate change on our nomadic lifestyle and how it is threatening our livelihood and culture as the Maasai community.
A short video of my trip to Sichuan, China with my grandparents during the summer.
My video is simple yet powerful in terms of the message.. my aim and vision is to get to see and offer the less fortunate in society to get a decent education or if not so, a basic education.
This work is a team work about representing the Iconic Duomo if Milano, Italy. Also, it shows lean thinking management, and integrating between the beauty of Milan and lean thinking concepts.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen for more than a year and a half. This is the result of this act of inhumanity.
My dream is to study English in Australia and be travelling around the continent. Since last year, when I finished my studies, I felt the need to travel and see the world. Why not try?
The video tells of the reason why I want to go to France, why I choose a career in culinary and one bet I took when I was seven with my dad.
These are the reasons why I would like to visit the USA. Thank you for the opportunity.
Video owner and producer: Kyaligonza Micheal, a student at mcensal school of fashion in Nairobi, Kenya for Btech national diploma in fashion design.
A video describing my purposed international study at an Academy of Art in EUA
The knowledge/skills I will get from the trip will help me to show students new horizons, new possibilities, new way of thinking.
Waiting for the exciting day when I would be onboard The Gambia International Airline heading for America to study a degree program in North Carolina University.
After my dad and I cheated death, I wanna become what this world truly needs...... A hero.
This is the first trip I took as an international student after landing in Ireland. I didn't know anyone and I joined a Facebook group and found some Germans to go hiking with. I met all new people that day! Looking forward to any other adventures.
What do you do when your much anticipated study abroad draws nigh, it becomes difficult to wait so you stop counting days by time, you do so by moments... if you ask me, that's what i'm doing now.
Where do I want to go? In this video, I tell you exactly where I wanna go. (Hint: it start with a P and end with an -aris!)
Video contest entry for the International Student Travel Video Contest. I would like to study abroad in Cuba.
Since I made an internship in Denmark, I have been looking for more oportunities to learn from the others and share my things with the world. To be specific, I am looking forward to Canada, which is a great country to learn and travel also.
From childhood hopes of seeing the world, my dreams transformed to not merely traveling but becoming an entrepreneur who provides job opportunities to underprivileged communities in developing countries.
This video talkes about how my life used to be before I decided to study abroad, and how it changed my life in a way that I'd never imagined. It also influenced me to continue my journey again by getting a degree outside the country.
I want to convey this message to never give up. Trust yourself and God. Be patient and things will fall back in places, it will just take some time. Never lose Hope.
i found my passion and my big desire to studying abroad driving me here to do this video it's a dream and i hope it comes true i tried and i'll never give up tring to be reach the person i want to be and BE THE BEST VERSION OF...
Let me guide you and show you how I have experienced my 3 years in an American University as a french student! I really enjoyed it. This experience has been so beneficent and has made me grow as a grown-up.
The situation of my country that is full of manipulation, fraud and corruption led me to seek more knowledge in postgraduate studies as power for changing the situation
My experiences, both personal and professionally have led me to such an inspiring path and I really hope the lack of resources will not limit my impact on Africa in the near and distant future...
Hello my name is Chantal Vassell, I am 23 years of age. I've been an international student in the United State for 3 years studying to become a nurse. England has played a major role in Jamaican society. For instants we write and speak the Queens English.
Let's go on a trip together! My interactive video allows you to take your own route and to enjoy a fun way through my origin, my studies, my dream travel, ...
I've been a singer and performer since I was a child, but nobody would have ever guessed where I'd be now. Each day is another step in the right direction, but I'm hoping to ease my parents financial burdens while I'm a student in Korea, working towards a