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Show & Tell

A contest for study abroad returnees!

As we look towards the end of the semester and for some of you, the end of your time here at Skidmore, we'd like to invite a select group of you to showcase your experience of studying abroad. To make it a bit more fun, the winner of this showcase will be awarded a $500 travel voucher to help go abroad again.

ROUND ONE: Submit a proposal for your showcase (Due March 1st):

Answer the following questions about your study abroad experience. Include with this a proposal on how you plan to showcase this program using your 4 x 4 table space. Email or drop off proposal to our office.

Academics – Tell us about the "study" portion of your study abroad program.

Living abroad – Tell us what your day to day life was like abroad.

Coming back – Tell us what it's like to be home? What did you learn and how was/is the transition?

Show! If selected as one of the 8 presenters, how do you plan on showing your audience a glimpse into your experience? Photos, music, souvenirs, video, food, other ideas?

Top 8 finalists will be announced March 23rd.

ROUND TWO: Show & Tell event – Friday, April 6, from 12:00pm-1:30pm.

The top 8 proposals will be invited to showcase their study abroad experience for a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $500 travel voucher to help get abroad again.

You will be given a four foot table to decorate as you choose fit (photos, souvenirs, slideshow, signs, etc.) and we'll invite others from the Skidmore community to come hear about your program. This isn't a sales pitch but more a time for you to reflect on your experience while educating the Skidmore community on all that you did during that time abroad.

You will be judged on the following criteria:

Judges will be clearly identified and you should make sure to highlight the topics (in whatever way you want) to them. For all other people that come to the event, you can simply tell them about your time and see if they have questions. Or do the whole spiel you'd do for the's really up to you.