International Video Contest 2019

You studied abroad. Now show us what you experienced!

Every Fall semester, UCalgary International hosts an international video contest. The contest is open 
to all current students. This is an opportunity for you to show us your time on your Study Abroad program and the connections that you made through Study Abroad with your host country, culture, and community!

This year's theme is: “Change how UC your world”

Did you have any assumptions or expectations before you went on your Study Abroad program? How did your experience change or alter your perspective? We want to know how your time abroad changed your worldview on things like education, learning, food, life-style, music and culture!

Entries are published on our Study Abroad YouTube channel and voted on during International Education Week (November 18-22) each year. Be sure to tune in and vote for your favourites!

Important Information

Contest opens: October 30, 2019
Contest closes: November 18, 2019
*Deadline for submission has passed


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We have a winner!

International Video Contest Winner 2019

Congratulations go out to Emily Downey the winner of out 2019 International Video Contest! You can view her video "Uganda see the World!" now on the Study Abroad YouTube channel!

2019 Winner

Uganda see the World!

Emily Downey

2019 Runner Up

New Sights in the United Kingdom 2019

Karis Heimann

NOTE: Entries are now CLOSED for the 2019 Video Contest - be sure to check back for information on the 2020 Photo Contest in the new year!

Contest rules & options for submission (including directions for submitting your video over email or on a USB handed in at our office) will be posted here in documents for your reference.

When submitting your video, you will be required  to fill out both an Entry Form and Release Form. Print these off at home and include them when submitting your video. If you are unable to print these yourself, some hard copies will also be available that you may fill out at the UCalgary International office.

    Thank you to our 2019/20 Sponsors!

    Prizes for the International Video Contest provided by these amazing University departments, local vendors and establishments!

    We are always looking for new Video and Photo Contest sponsors, for more information on becoming a partner download this letter.

    Looking for some inspiration?

    Want to see what past video entries have looked like? Here are a few of our favourites.

    You can check out more videos on our YouTube channel.

    *Please note: video contest entries are now required to be made accessible for adaptive technologies. Although many past video entries are strictly visual/auditory, all videos going forwards must include captioning for any spoken dialogue or music.

    Home Away From Home - Connecting with a New World

    Hana Kadri (UCalgary TAB Program in Spain)

    Home in the Pacific Rim? 3 Countries in 3 Months!

    Michael Kwan (EVDS Faculty Study Program to Asia)

    Copenhagen Connect

    Melody Petersen (UCalgary Exchange in Denmark)

    A Story Abroad

    Alvan Le (UCalgary Haskayne Exchange to Spain)

    "Gringo" in Goiânia

    Michael J. Barry (UCalgary TAB Program in Brazil)

    My Second Home

    Emily Chiasson (UCalgary Group Study Program to Japan)