Here are the top stories from study abroad this week:
Thanks to a Google ad which began with the phrase “Study Abroad Paris France”, study abroad made a poignant yet unexpected appearance at the Super Bowl XLIV. The ad showcased the many ways one can utilize Google, from finding a study abroad program, to impressing a girl, and finally to assembling a crib. Many groups that have “ranked” all of the super bowl ads since, have agreed that Google’s ad was the best of the night. But remember – after Google helps you find the program, let us show you what other students are saying about it! Read more
For those of you who caught the “Parisian Love” Google Ad during tonight’s Super Bowl, you probably also felt the magic in the air. It was certainly one of the best commercials of the evening, resulting in a simultaneous “awwww” in households throughout the country.
The Abroad101 team was particularly excited to see the Google commercial given our eHarmony parody ad campaign. The combination of featuring the romantic side of study abroad and the incorporation of France makes the similarities in both videos quite uncanny.
Well done, Google! Paris, je t’aime.
There was a lot going on in study abroad and international education at large this week! Here are a few of the top stories:
Study Abroad Demographic Increases
An article released this week explores the increase of high schoolers studying abroad. Many high schools are creating study abroad programs to give their students opportunities see the world. These trips tend to be one to three weeks long and are usually based around volunteering/service learning. Shawnigan Lake School in Canada started a trip just after the Tsunami hit Thailand in 2004. They have teamed up with a Thai construction company and are working on a major reconstruction project. Many other high schools throughout the United States and Canada are providing similar programs for their students as well . For more information, click here. Read more
We are honored to make the list of the Top 50 Global Education Blogs! Thanks to all of our readers’ constant support, and we are excited to unveil more exciting blog articles throughout 2010!
Feel free to be in touch with any ideas, as we always welcome guest blog entries.
Mike & The Abroad101 Team
PS- Special props to 2009′s new contributors, Danielle and Will, who took the blog to a new level through incorporating their recent study abroad experiences in Prague, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.