How #WhyStudyAbroad Made its Way Around the World
How one conversation about the value of international experience reached more than 40 different countries.
- In this digital era, information travels faster than ever and can extend one's reach to unprecedented levels. Just over a week ago, a fun little phenomenon took place across the study abroad and international exchange online community.
However, when it comes to social media, as a wise man once said, "if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it".
And unless you took part in it, we're betting you did.
But that's why we're here to share this story on how one conversation about the value of international experience reached more than 40 different countries around the world.
It started like this..
And then, the replies started coming in...
With the help of a few key influencers, the message began to amplify...
And it continued...
When all was said and done, the #WhyStudyAbroad call to action had inspired more than 600 interactions from more than 400 individuals across both Facebook and Twitter.
While those numbers may pale in comparison to any giving 'trending topic' on any day of the week.
What was unique to this conversation, however, was its true, global reach.
From its humble beginning, individuals from more than 40 countries shared why they feel international experience is so valuable - as concisely as they could of course ;)
Just where did this conversation extend to?
As one contributor put it...
Did you find this story interesting? like or comment as 4 already did!
- OneWorldYouthProjectSo glad to have participated in this conversation, and gained so much from reading other peoples' interpretations. It's obvious after reading this that study...So glad to have participated in this conversation, and gained so much from reading other peoples' interpretations. It's obvious after reading this that study abroad is a truly special opportunity. Now let's talk about how to make it more equal access.more2012-08-20T04:12:12.318Z
- Patricia Sayre WardLove the see for yourself comment! from a SA mom2012-08-19T16:46:48.653Z